As a Catholic school we follow the example of Jesus Christ and St Francis in all that we do. We prioritise the love of the Holy Family and recreate that love in school. We care deeply about compassion, justice and forgiveness and this means that we care and support our community beyond the school gates, we care for those most in need and we are grateful and care for the gift of the environment.
At St Francis we love our neighbour and this allows for an environment rooted in genuine, mutual respect between students and adults alike.
We are proud to celebrate Mass at school in our beautiful chapel with the support of our Chaplain and embrace the sacraments and then go and live out the gospel message in our daily actions. We strongly believe that to be an excellent Catholic school, we must give every student an excellent Catholic education and this means a universal and holistic education that leads to excellent outcomes but also leads to our students becoming Saints in their own right.
Prayer of St Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Ethos and Values
As a Catholic school we keep the gospel values at the centre of all that we do. Our Mission Statement reflects our commitment to being and further developing our faith community. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all. One which is holds faith and love at the heart of all that we do. We want all stakeholders to develop and fulfil their potential whilst part of our community and beyond. The faith development of our students is of paramount importance and we ensure opportunity for the development of religious belief and literacy to ensure the foundations of faith in all our students.
The ethos of St Francis permeates all areas of our school life. It is visible around the school site and leaders at all levels care deeply about the widest formation of all. Our curriculum at its core is Catholic and we aim to ensure that every aspect of school life embodies the work of Jesus Christ and St Francis of Assisi.