As a Catholic school, we share and promote the vision for Religious Education set out by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales. According to Pope St John Paul II, RE is the “core of the core curriculum” in a Catholic school. RE is at the heart of our school community, fulfilling its mission to deliver a transformative Catholic Education that encourages our students to serve the common good. We are committed to ensuring that all our students flourish academically and grow spiritually while developing their God given talents so that they can become the best version of themselves.
During their time with us, students will become religiously literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of the beliefs, teachings and tradition of the Catholic Church. Students will also be given the opportunity to encounter other World Religions, namely Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, in recognition of the UK as a multifaith and multicultural society. Students should also leave with a clear understanding of the importance of tolerance and respect for other world views and beliefs, recognising the Catholic faith as one that looks outwards and not inwards. We aim to achieve this through the promotion of Catholic Social Teaching to prepare students for adult life so they can make a positive contribution to society.
Inspired by our school mission: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit” John 15:5, we seek to form students that are prepared and willing to live out the gospel values and enable them to enrich our world and help to establish the Kingdom of God through faith, justice and peace, echoing Pope Francis’ words: “I encourage you to not be afraid to dream, to have great ideals, to be builders of hope”. Our hope is that students should also be able to continue their own faith journey as they open up their hearts and minds to a life-long relationship with God.
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St Bede’s Catholic High School,
St Anne’s Road,
Telephone: 01695 570335