Catholic Heritage

As England’s oldest Catholic school, we draw great strength from our history, rooted in the sacrifice of the Douay martyrs.  All our lessons start with a prayer, Mass is celebrated regularly and all students study for the GCSE (Catholic syllabus) in Religious Studies with an examined or non-examined course of study as an integral part of our post-16 provision.  ‘To propose is not to impose’ however and we are proud of the religious and cultural diversity at the College.  What we offer to all our students is a rich heritage that offers solace if needed and challenge when required; we offer up a sacramental view of society, so that in ordinary life we meet God and are touched by grace.