We are excited about what it means to be a Catholic School. We know that by living out our mission we are equipping our students with the skills they need to change the face of the earth.
Every day begins with prayer; from the youngest in the Nursery to the Sixth Form tutor groups. Three Faith Life Prefects are appointed to help co-ordinate and lead a variety of events during the year. They are assisted by a team of Liturgy Prefects from each Senior Form class. Every Wednesday the celebration of Mass takes place in our Chapel. Terms always begin and end with Mass or special Liturgies. Every February half-term the whole school celebrates our Feast Day with Mass in Ealing Abbey. Our Carol Service also is held in the Abbey. These services are held with the kind permission of the Abbot of Ealing.
Those girls making their First Holy Communion in their own parishes also celebrate this important sacrament in school with our annual First Holy Communion Mass at Corpus Christi. As a community we also mark our older students who make their Confirmation in their parishes with a special Confirmation Celebration close to Pentecost. Both sets of students are linked together is school as part of our ‘Faith Friends’ programme.
With the kind permission of the Abbot of Ealing, several old girls also have held their weddings in the Chapel, showing how important the relationship between girl and school continues to be once they leave us. Throughout the year lunchtime prayers are held in the Chapel or the Prayer Garden, with the theme always linking to the Liturgical Year. Each Senior year group has the opportunity to take part in a retreat, either held here at school or at the Diocese of Westminster’s retreat centre,
Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
The school has been involved in the work of the Faith and Belief Forum since 2010. We are linked with Unity Girls High School, a Muslim school for girls based in Hendon. A group of Upper IV (year 9) girls meet up three times a year with pupils from Unity to share their beliefs, ideas and experiences as young women of faith in 21st century London.
We are an inclusive school and we treasure interfaith dialogue. We all learn from each other all the time.
We want our girls to be hungry for change. During Lent Term each House chooses a charity to raise money for during Charities Week. We also support CAFOD’s Fast Days during Harvest and Lent. Local charities that we regularly support are Ealing Foodbank and the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster). The students often ask for charity collections to take place for causes they want to support. As a Catholic school we work towards the Common Good. During Advent the girls provide gifts for our partner girls school in Southall. We want to set the hearts of students on fire. They will shape the future.