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"Loving, learning and looking forward with Christ."

Here at Our Lady & St Benedict we live out our school moto everyday.


One of our patrons, St Benedict, prepared to live through a new experience and understood the skills of his time. He is the Patron Saint of students. We hope to live like him and strive to be the best we can be.



As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life. All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. Participation in the daily collective act of worship remains at the helm of every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the end of each day. Every class prepares and leads Mass throughout the year, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.


Our parish priest, Father Adrian Macnamara, works closely with school staff, families and parishioners, to help prepare year 3 and year 4 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, whilst pupils in Year 6 prepare for Confirmation.


All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences. This is reflected through the involvement of pupils, both within school and the wider local community.