St Anselm's Catholic Primary School

Catholic Life of the school


Pupils engage fully in the Catholic life of the school. They are both reverent and respectful. Our Section 48 RE inspection (2019) states that:


'The mission statement is at the heart of school life. Pupils know it is important to themselves and their school and that they have a responsibility to ensure that it is evident in all aspects of their behaviour and learning.'


Our School Prayer was written by the pupil chaplains, and is based on our Mission Statement








Pupil Chaplaincy

Each year we appoint a group of Chaplains from Years 4, 5 and 6 who work alongside the Headteacher to develop the Catholic life of the school.  Examples of their work includes:

  • Running the rosary club during October
  • Leading the Stations of the Cross for the school community
  • Writing the school prayer
  • Supporting within the parish by attending 'Soup and Sandwich'
  • Running fund raising projects 
  • Visiting a local Muslim school to talk to the pupils about being a Catholic

 Our Priests

Fr Will and Fr Louie drop into school regularly to support with the teaching of RE and to offer the children time to talk about their faith

Trips and visits

Our curriculum is enhanced with trips and visits. Examples of these are:

  • An overnight visit to Aylesford Priory for children in Year 4
  • A visit to places of worship from other faiths
  • An assembly about Islam led by a Muslim teacher
  • Assemblies led by charities such as CAFOD, Centrepoint and Aid to the Church in Need

Our own church, St Anselm's Church, is also visited regularly for Mass, Confession, Benediction and to support the RE curriculum