Our Catholic Life

St Charles’ is first and foremost a Catholic school.

Our Mission is:

‘Love, Learn, Grow Together’

Our Aims are:

To love, respect and forgive as Jesus taught us

To inspire, nurture and celebrate the unique talents of everyone

To gather, share and value all in our community with an open heart

This is how we live our Catholic Life every day.

For families looking for support and guidance during the Coronavirus lockdown, the Archdiocese has provided a range of resources, including prayers and reflections. Please click on this link to see if there is anything that could be of help to you and your family.

Our patron saint, St Charles Borromeo, is the patron saint of apple orchards, so we have taken an apple tree as a symbol to remind of us of his example to us all. You can see all sorts of depictions of apple trees all around the school, and we now have six apple trees – our own ‘orchard’ – planted on our school grounds.


We teach our children using the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education curriculum.

RE Handbook

Parents and carers receive termly newsletters, ‘Come and See At Home’, informing them of what pupils are taught, and how they can be supported at home.

We pray everyday, sharing Collective Worship and learning the prayers of the Catholic Church.

Collective Worship policy

We teach our pupils about Relationships and Sex Education from Reception to Year 6 through the ‘Journey In Love’ programme. Click on the links below to find out more.

RSE Policy

RSE statement

RSE information for parents

Our children support those less fortunate than they are by fund-raising for charities that they choose to support. In the last year those have included: Cafod, Nugent Care,  Children in Need, as well as our link parish in Ghana.

We have close links with the parish of St Charles and St Thomas More, and our parish priest, Fr Ron, is a regular visitor. He spends time in every class and sometimes stays and has lunch with the children.

click on the photo to visit the parish website


Many of our Year 4 pupils received the Sacrament of First Communion in July.





The School Council helped prepare and wrap Christmas boxes to send to the children in Fr Emmanuel’s parish in Ghana.

The boxes contained pencils and pens for the pupils, which are expensive to buy in Ghana.

Some of our pupils made Christmas cards to send with the boxes.