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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘Love one another as I have loved you’ John 15:12

Catholic Life and Mission


'Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. 

The Word of God shapes our prayer and worship.

The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.'

Christian Meditation

Every day at 1pm, the children in each class meditate. The children sing and some use actions at the beginning and end of the meditation. The children repeat the mantra ‘maranatha’ three times (which means ‘Come Lord Jesus Come’.) The children sit quietly in a way that they feel comfortable.

Rosary Club in Prayer Garden

Prayer leaders preparing RE table

Pupils working in their Parish making Christmas Boxes to go to the Ukraine

Sister Valeria's DREAM project working with refugee families in Egypt

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Our Year 6 children made Christmas decorations and sold knitted hats to send funds to Sister Valeria's project. Sister Valeria is a Comboni missionary sister. The school in Egypt sent our children this video to say thank you for supporting their work.

Year 6 Hat and decorations sale

Harvest Mass

Year 5 Class Mass

Saints’ Houses

St. Francis Xavier’s Mosaic made by children

Pupil Voice


What makes our school distinctive and special?

“We pray to God” Y2

“We have a prayer table” Y2

“We are a Catholic School, we pray after dinner, lunch, morning and evening.” Y4

"We are outstanding.” Y5

"We have a close relationship with God and are very spiritual. We learn to respect others and help others.”

"We have the pupil profile, the virtues.” Y5

"Our school is really kind. We have a prayer garden.” Y6


What is our mission?


“To love one another as I have loved you. It says that on the mosaic in the entrance hall." Y6

"To share God’s love, to follow your dreams and excel in citizenship.” Y2

Do you value our priests and deacons?

"I like Mass as I have a strong faith.” Y2

"I like them coming into teach us about God.” Y3

"At Mass they talked about us polishing our halos.” Y4

"It is very important to teach us more about God, they are dedicated to God. They are very important as they have a good relationship with God and so our relationship with God will grow.” Y5

"On the Feast of Christ the King, KS2 will go to Mass. We will all come together doing the readings, altar servers, singing. I am being a welcomer.” Y6

Meeting Deacon Eddie

St Therese's Assembly

St Margaret’s Assembly

Rosary Club

May Procession

Love One Another

Prayers Across the Seas

CAFOD Assembly

I will give up...

Lenten Promise Tree

Visits to Venn’s Care Home

World Book Day- Genesis 37

Pebbles for the Peace Garden

Easter Garden Competition

When I grow up... I must use the talents God gave me

World Downs Syndrome Day

Rise Theatre Perform the Story of Oscar Romero

First Holy Communion Prayers

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These prayers have been written by Year 3 children as part of their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

 For more information, photos and pupil voice about Our RE Curriculum look in  'Our Curriculum' section.


‘Come and See’

For many years, the school used ‘Hear I am’ to deliver religious education. The Archdiocese has introduced an exciting new programme called ‘Come and See’. Resources have been purchased and the programme has been rolled out across the school.


There is a dedicated website which can be accessed here.


Why do we have Catholic Schools?

This was the theme of the Training Day held at Belmont Abbey led by Dom Andrew Berry, a Benedictine Monk.

A copy of his presentation, together with notes and a document  by Mgr Marcus Stock SJ can be downloaded below.



Christ at the Centre: Mgr Marcus Stock


Staff Prayers

All staff are welcome to join us for Staff Prayers on Friday mornings in the staff room at 8.25am.


Prayer Group

Our Prayer Team will be leading prayers, Bible stories and the Rosary in the Prayer Garden at lunchtime. Starting in Advent.