Religious Education

A prayer by St Benedict:

Gracious and Holy Father,

give us the wisdom to discover You,

the intelligence to understand You,

the diligence to seek after You,

the patience to wait for You,

eyes to behold You,

a heart to meditate upon You,

and a life to proclaim You,

through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord.




Our last Section 48 inspection (Nov 2015) graded our school outstanding in all areas.  We were delighted with this outcome and thank Father Bart, governors, all staff and children in their efforts to achieve this.

Since then our focus has been in the following two areas:

  • Continue to build on the current good practice in developing the role of pupils in promoting and developing the Catholic life of the school.
  •  Continue to develop the use of meditation to enhance pupils’ spiritual development.

 For the full report please go to the home page ‘Our School’ and select Ofsted and RE reports.



St Benedict’s welcome you to join us every day for morning prayer at 8.40am in year R’s outside area.

The children have a whole school assembly weekly in addition to a Key Stage 1 assembly weekly and a Key Stage 2 assembly weekly.

Class led assemblies will take place 3 times in an academic year.

Key Stage 2 also take part in termly reconciliation.

Mass dates can be found on the calendar pages.



In developing the role of pupils in promoting and developing the Catholic life of the school we have formed a chaplaincy group who meet regularly and plan events which last year included:

A warm sock and a bottled water collection for the homeless community and ‘Shoe box’ gifts for local children. For more information, see the Pupil Chaplaincy area of our website.



The majority of RE teaching across the school is led by ‘The Way The Truth and The Life’ schemes of work.  Although this is enhanced through drama, dance, art, forest school and current world events.  All major world religions are taught across key stage 2 and through assemblies to the whole school.