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Catholic Life

Cardinal Pole Catholic School welcomes all families who support our values. Our school is rooted in Catholic values which permeate all aspects of work and relationships.

We organise religious Pilgrimages and retreats for each class every year, giving students and staff the opportunity to reflect on the wider themes of life.  We have weekly religious assemblies where worship takes place. Mass is regularly celebrated by our local Catholic clergy, who are often in school supporting our school ethos, there is also the opportunity for daily Morning Prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation. The School also has a number of clubs which support our Catholic Ethos. These include:

Bible Study, Altar Serving Club, Liturgical Representatives, Prayer and Worship and an established Saint Vincent de Paul Group. 

Cardinal Pole Catholic School works with a number of Charities such as, CAFOD, St Joseph’s Hospice, The Catholic Children’s Society, Lepra, Providence Row, The Passage, Caritas, Hackney Foodbank and Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), with regular fundraising events, workshops and talks throughout the school year.

The school is split into 4 communities in honour of a saint. These are: St Teresa of Calcutta, St Josephine of Bakhita, St Thomas More, St Francis of Assisi and recently Blessed John Henry Newman. There is always opportunity to celebrate these special feast days with Mass and Prayer.

Worship, reflection and prayer are clearly central to the life of the school and underpin the ethos and vision of this community of learners’. Diocese of Westminster Inspection, October 2016.

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