The ethos of our school is one which is passionately Catholic and seeks to instil in students a love of God and neighbour. Christ is at the centre of all that we do, our motto which is taken from our mission statement is ‘We are One in Christ’ or ‘Nos sumus unum in Christo’. This emphasises the centrality of Jesus and His Church but also the centrality of the work of Christ, the Holy Mass and the Sacraments.
At All Saints we strive to ensure that the values of respect, understanding, affection and humour imbue all of the work which we undertake as a community. All students participate in the social action and charity work of the school. All students attend Mass throughout their time at All Saints, and pray together daily. We encourage saint-making practices such as the scriptural studies, praying the Rosary, retreats, pilgrimage and singing as worship!
Our most recent Diocesan Inspection evaluated the Catholic Life of the School, the Collective Worship and Religious Education – the findings of our self-evaluation were confirmed, and we were awarded outstanding in all areas.
All Saints School is an outstanding Catholic School. It is an inspirational, Christ-centred community with a strong moral purpose that underpins its life and work. It has a distinctive Catholic ethos.
The leadership of the Headteacher is outstanding. Her vision for progress in embedding spirituality into school life is understood and shared by pupils, staff and parents.
Rosary is said each day and is well attended by a range of teachers and pupils. The programme of retreats gives pupils the opportunity to come together as a spiritual community to reflect on the Gospel and how to live by its values. There is the everyday and a weekly Mass.
The ethos gives pupils confidence to do well and seek help outside lessons.
Pupils confirmed their genuine enjoyment of R.E. lessons in discussions and lesson observations. They appreciate the exploration of Catholic Christianity and other World Religions. They were unanimous in the view that they are taught well by teachers who want the best for each one.
The Society of St Joseph is an integral part of chaplaincy and the work of service to others. The patron, St Joseph the Worker, is their focus and they work tirelessly in the school community as pupil leaders to bring faith, prayer and giving in to the heart of the everyday life of the school.