Developing the Whole Child

The school has a very active faith life with prayer and liturgy part of the everyday routine. Opportunities to experience life-changing retreats and visits such as residential experiences at the Briars Diocesan Youth Centre, pilgrimages, our trip to Lourdes and our link with Arusha in Tanzania give young people opportunities to develop not only their faith, but their understanding of the world and the part they play in it.

An awareness of the need to be there to care for and support the poor in society also plays a vital part in the mission of our school. Students here are very aware of this fact and tirelessly raise funds for a number of charities. Our students also visit care homes and perform active service in the community.

We offer an extremely wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including an outstanding school show and many other musical and dramatic productions and we achieve a high level of success in sporting events. Well-established schemes like the Duke of Edinburgh Award are now being followed by over 150 students in the school, giving young people the opportunity to really challenge themselves and to develop new skills and independence.

I’ve had so many great opportunities at Saint Benedict including Duke of Edinburgh, Expressive Arts which is my favourite subject, a trip to The Briars and I’ve been in three school shows. I’ve made so many amazing friends and the teachers are really helpful and welcoming.
Grainne Fleming – Year 10