Our aim is to provide an education which is rich in all aspects of Catholic life.
We encourage partnership with the family in their journey in Faith,
which starts with the Baptismal Commitment,
highlighted in prayer especially in experiencing and understanding the Mass.
We teach and live according to Gospel values by imitating Jesus,
trusting in his love,
taking Mary as the best model of discipleship.
We will foster a respect for self and others and teach how to know the
difference between right and wrong based on the Commandments.
We aim to achieve high standards through a rich and varied curriculum.
We hope to enable each individual to be happy and to reach their maximum potential by nurturing,
developing and celebrating their many talents.
It is the hope of the school community to develop an awareness of those less fortunate and to foster a spirit of
service, selflessness, reconciliation
and mutual respect.
Easter Raffle 2023
St Clare's decided to raise money for Cafod through a raffle. Thank you for the generous donations that made this possible. The Mini Clares are very excited to be helping with the raffle. They have, through our meetings, expressed a connection with those less fortunate than themselves and are dedicated in leading our mission to help others, both in our local and our global community.
Easter Chicks 2023
Every year, St Clare's takes part in a knitted Easter chick sale - each chick hides a yummy Creme Egg inside! We raise money for Francis House, to raise money for children who are less fortunate than ourselves.
The Big Lent Walk 2023
Over Lent, the staff and children are walking the distance of the Via Dolorosa 40 times each. This is about half a mile. The Via Dolorosa is a pilgrimage route in Jerusalem, following the route Jesus had to walk from Pontius Pilate's palace to Golgotha, the place of the cross. We are doing this to raise money for Cafod.
5G made posters to demonstrate why they were walking and to show how proud they are of their faith. They celebrated Jesus and his death with a sombre walk and hymns, chosen by and led by the children. Their walk finished in prayer, again chosen and led by the children, to commemorate Jesus' sacrifice for us. The class knew they were raising money for a good cause and prayed for the children benefitting from their walk, just as we all benefitted from Jesus'.
5g lent walk
Soap Appeal 2023
Our chair of Governors, Mr Collins, inspired the Mini Clares to run a campaign to collect soap and toothpaste for a Ugandan orphanage that Mr Collins has connections with. The Mini Clares researched the orphanage to find out about how some children have to live in Uganda. They decided that thye had to help our global neighbours. The Mini Clares encouraged our school community to donate soap and toothpaste to the children. They helped to wrap it all and pack it in Mr Collins' suitcases, along with a note to the child to say who they were from.
Laudato Si' in Forest School
Today, 5G decided to recycle our Christmas trees from school. They removed the trees from the church building and took them to forest school. They use them to provide habitats for local wildlife. Well done, Year 5, for caring about our environment.
Year 3 staged our Nativity play this year. They delivered the very important message of Jesus' birth and we were very lucky to witness this story brought to life. Thank you, year 3, for your wonderful prayers, words and actions to help us celebrate this very special time of year.
Throughout Advent, classes and the Mini Clares prepared and presented assemblies on Advent. Together, we learned what Advent meant and took time to prepare for the coming of Christ. We worshipped together through prayer, hymns and scripture.
Marist Centre 2022
Year 3 were lucky enough to take their annual retreat at the Marist Centre in November. Alongside the Sisters, the children and adults learned about Reconciliation, the next Sacrament on the children's faith journeys. They learned what it means to say sorry and to forgive, and they learned, through the Scripture, what Jesus taught us to do. The children were able to witness their faith and grow in their faith.
Today, Year 4 celebrated their collective worship in the prayer garden outside. A group of children led the worship session for the rest of the class, choosing their own welcome song, scripture and reflection music for the children to consider. We went forth determined to help others, just as Jesus had helped others.
collective worship Y4
All Saints and All Souls 2022
Today, we came together to celebrate the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls. We celebrated this Holy Day of Obligation with some of the parishioners of St Clares too. The Mini Clares team did a fantastic job of leading our hymns with their actions, and everybody did a fantastic job of responding to the priest and using our beautiful voices to praise God through song. Well done, everybody!
all saints 2022
Today, we celebrated the Harvest Festival in church. All week, our classes have been collecting tinned and dry goods so that we can share our wonderful fortune with those who do not have as much as we do. Our generous donations were given to St Clare's Parish food bank so we can help people in our local community. The Mini Clares did a fantastic job of sorting out our bounty and delivering it to Fr Jeremiah and Fr Dariusz. We all came together as a school to celebrate God's wonderful world and to give thanks for all he has blessed us with.
Year 6 Marist Centre 2022
In July, Year 6 visited the Marist Centre to help with their transition to high school. Although it's a sad time saying goodbye to the people and the place they've known for so long, it's exciting to think about what the next adventure holds too. We give thanks to God for their lovely time at St Clare's and ask that He remains with each person on the next step of their journey.
Marist Centre year 6
Holy Week 2022
We commemorated Holy Week in school with a lot of different activities in class. We thought about the Holy Week leading up to Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for us. On Monday, Year 5 showed us the story of Good Friday and Easter Sunday by acting out the Stations of the Cross for KS2, parents and parishioners.
Caritas at Christmas 2021
Today Year 6 made some social justice advent calendars. Instead of revealing a chocolate behind every door, these calendars gave the children a task to do to help their immediate community become a happier place.
6S Advent Calendars
Year 6 Caritas 2021
Year 6 used art to explore some social justice messages
Today, we celebrated Harvest Mass and our Mini Clares took our harvest donations over to church.