Saint Raphael's Catholic Primary School

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Catholic Life and Mission

Welcome to St. Raphael's Catholic Primary School


A Catholic school is a community of love and hope. It provides young people with a Catholic education, which perceives life as a faith journey. The ultimate aim of a Catholic school is to develop the full potential of all young people, leading to their life-long activities being guided by the Spirit and presence of Christ, in the service of God and of others.


Catholic education is distinctive in placing all learning and teaching in a Catholic moral context and in both challenging and supporting young people to develop in mind, body and spirit. The role of a Catholic school is to help everyone in the school community to discover the true value and dignity of each and every human being who, loved by God, has a mission on earth and a destiny which is eternal.


The Catholic school is an open community, concerned with the education of the whole person. It presents a unique, clear vision of God, people and life, centered on Gospel values and reflective of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Hence, the formation of each person is regarded as being as important as the information which is transmitted through the teaching offered.


The Catholic school is supported in its mission by the active partnership of the home, the school and the parish. Together, they provide support for the faith community, helping to form and develop in all a mature Christian conscience, and in addressing the increasingly secular influences of popular culture.


Liturgical Year

As an integral part of our Catholic ethos, all pupils are made aware, throughout the school year, of the changes and celebrations relating to the Church's Liturgical Year. These events are highlighted in our sacred space in our assembly hall and in every classroom’s personal sacred space. The children are aware of the liturgical changes with the changing colours of our cloths and displays.


Year 1 - 3 Gospel Assembly: Tuesday 2:25 - 2:55 pm

Year 4 - 6 Gospel Assembly: Monday 2:25 - 2:55 pm

KS1 Hymn Practice: Wednesday 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Year 3/4 Hymn Practice: Wednesday 8:45 - 9:15 am

Year 5/6 Hymn Practice: Wednesday 2:30 - 3:00 pm

EYFS & KS1 Well done assembly: Friday 2:00 pm

Year 3 & 4 Well done assembly: Friday 2:30 pm

Year 5 & 6 Well done assembly - Friday 2:40pm


Each KS2 class has a class mass each half term which children, parents, staff and parishioners come together in Church to worship together in a pupil-led service. Each class in KS2 has an opportunity to lead the mass. When KS2 children attend mass, KS1 children have a liturgy in school. 

Children in KS1 plan a liturgy, which parents are invited to attend. 



Liturgical Colours

Eucharistic boxes

The children in year 5 created Eucharistic boxes as part of their RE homework.  These boxes are to be used for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 
At St. Raphael's School we are very proud of our faith. This is reflected in our learning environment, seen in corridors, classrooms and outside. 

Letter of thanks from Damian Hinds for the money raised for our WE Charity.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural