Catholic Life and Section 48
I have come that they may life and have it to the full — John 10:10
At St Benedict's we are proud of our Catholic school and its links with the Catholic community in the area. Christ is placed at the centre of all we do through the prayer life of the school, charity work and teaching Christian values.
Our chapel, with Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament is at the heart of our school. Prayer and liturgy form an integral part of school life, through collective worship and form prayers. Important events, such as Christmas and Easter and Holy Days of Obligation in the Church’s liturgical year, will be celebrated by the whole school community. There are opportunities for reconciliation in school.
We teach our students to:
- Grow in the knowledge of God and in their faith
- Aim high and encourage them to achieve their full potential
- Develop independent learning
- Establish positive relationships with pupils and staff.
- Develop a sense of responsibility within the local and wider community
- Rev Fr Damian Nwankwo is our School Chaplain
- Mrs A Mason
Students can join the Chaplaincy Team which focuses on fun ways to put our values into action. If any student is interested in becoming a Catholic or continuing with their faith in which they were baptised, then we will support them in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The Chaplaincy Team seeks to facilitate the spiritual life and journey of each student. Year 11 students have the opportunity to serve our school as Eucharistic Ministers.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham carried out a Section 48 inspection in March 2018. A copy of the report is attached.