St Edward’s is a joint-church school, one of only a handful of such schools in the country.
Prayer, worship and reflection are central aspects of life at St Edward’s and each day there are opportunities for students to experience and engage in them; whether as a tutor group or a year team.
Each term we gather as a whole school in order to join together in prayer. Worship often reflects the liturgical year and key festivals are marked with services. Special occasions are also marked in this way, for example the Year 13 Leavers’ Liturgy.
Parents and Carers are also invited to attend many of these events and have an important part to play in encouraging and helping the young person to maintain contact with his or her parish.
On holy days of obligation, Roman Catholic children are encouraged to attend Mass, with their family, in their own parish church, however, Mass is also celebrated in school, at 8.15am for students, teachers, parents and carers to attend if they wish. Anglican Eucharist, prayer groups and ecumenical Liturgies are also offered through the year.
Acts of worship are carefully planned with quality time for prayer and reflection. Students are encouraged to participate and many are involved in leading times of reflection in their own tutor time.