At Sacred Heart, prayer and worship is central to the life of the school. We come together regularly for collective worship as a whole school and in classes. As well as formal liturgies, we make time for age appropriate spiritual formation and reflection.
The themes for collective worship follow the liturgical year and focus on our school’s core values. We respond to events in our school community or in the wider world.
We have Mass together in school or in Church to mark key points in the school year and the Church’s year. We regularly invite parents, carers and parishioners to join us in worship.
You can view the Diocese of Middlesborough Model Policy for Collective Worship by clicking here.
At Sacred Heart, children learn how faith affects the beliefs and actions of people. They practise living in a community of faith, and have the opportunity to develop and deepen their relationship with Christ. They learn that through the sacraments, we encounter Christ in a special way. Preparation to receive the sacraments occurs in school with the support of the parish and of parents.
If you wish for your child to prepare for and celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion please contact Sacred Heart parish priest, Father Michael Keogh, for more information. There is more information on the parish website, which you can view http://www.sacredheartna.org.uk/
You can view our Model Policy for Spiritual Development by clicking here.
Sacred Heart School exists to serve the community, making Christ known and loved to all pupils. 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, made in the image and likeness of God, has a mission on earth.