We are a Voluntary Aided Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Leeds. Our mission in serving the local Catholic parish of Christ the King is to offer Catholic education, spiritual and moral teaching to the children in our care.
Religious education lies at the core of everything that we do. We devote 10% of curriculum time to the teaching of RE and follow the ‘The Way, The Truth, The Life’ scheme from Reception to Year 6. We also explore and express our faith through other subjects including Art, Drama, Music, Science and Literacy.
Collective acts of worship for the whole school take place on a Monday and Key Stage worship takes place once a week and in individual classes on the remaining three days. Our parish priest is a regular visitor to school and there are many occasions throughout the year when we celebrate Mass together as a whole school or individual year groups. In addition to this, prayer is important at all times both collectively and individually. We are very fortunate to have our church opposite school where classes can go to pray, reflect and worship also.
We are very proud of our distinctive Catholic ethos which is underpinned by our mission statement:
‘‘To live, to love, to serve in the light of Christ the King.’’
We place Christ at the centre of all that we do and offer all things to God