Our Catholic Community
St. Alban’s Catholic Primary School is a community where the spiritual, moral, cultural and personal worlds within which we live are harmonised to form the roots from which grow our values, motivation, aspirations and the moral imperatives that inform our choices and actions as persons.
When pupils join our school, they become part of this community and each individual embarks upon their own spiritual journey. Every day, we begin with an Act of Worship, where we give thanks to God. We also pray before lunch and we end the day with a prayer.
We believe that Christ is at the centre of all we do and therefore we offer each child a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum of the highest standard to meet their spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual and physical needs and to prepare them for the responsibilities of adult life.
The programme of Religious Education we follow is in line with the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the Catholic Directory as specified by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
Religious Education is taught to all children in the school for two and a half hours per week(at least 10% of curriculum time) and is considered central to the whole school curriculum. We follow key teachings from Catholic traditions that are taken from the RECD (Religious Education Curriculum Directory). Through this directory, the children are taught the basics of Catholic faith and morality, with constant reference to their own life experience.
We have excellent links with our parish church, St Barnabas, with the parish priest making regular visits to the school as part of our pastoral programme. All pupils attend whole school masses either at St. Barnabas or at school on special occasions including Christmas and on St Alban’s Feast Day. The parish priest also celebrates mass at the school throughout the year.
On 23 February 2022, Bishop Richard Moth visited the school to meet the children and bless our wildlife and prayer garden. It was a very special day!
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to all the pupils to received their first Holy Communion this Summer 2021. During the months of May and June, children make their First Holy Communion.
This is an important step in the journey of faith so we celebrate this momentous occasion with our children and their families. Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to share photographs of this very special time.
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