Father Rick McGrath meeting with our Year 6 students
As a Catholic school we believe that our gospel values comfortably incorporate ‘British Values’ as outlined within recent DfE guidelines.
We have a deep commitment to building a sense of community at St. Wilfrid’s.
We are a community, which recognises the dignity and worth of each individual and fosters recognition of our responsibilities to each other and the wider world
St Wilfrid's welcomes families from all cultural communities and we are ideally placed to promote values of respect and tolerance. A place where each person is valued as they are created in the very likeness of Christ himself.
In line with the teaching of the Catholic Church, we teach the children about other faiths. We promote sensitivity and respectful consideration of the actions and beliefs of groups of people who are not of the Catholic faith.
We aim to be a loving and reconciling community.
We try to live out our Christianity in our day-to-day dealings with each other.
Children attending St. Wilfrid’s are encouraged to take a full and active part in the religious life of the school.
We celebrate feast days and the holy seasons in the Church’s calendar together, as a spiritual community. Prayers are said daily, and each week there are whole school, class and Key Stage assemblies.
Every pupil will study RE throughout the school to deepen their religious knowledge.
The personal, social, cultural and moral education in the school particularly reflects this and the six learning values of ambition, collaboration, resilience, creativity, independence and appreciation are drawn from the school’s deep adherence to the values embedded within the Gospels. In helping our pupils come to know God and understanding that they are loved and cherished, we believe that RE helps us to know Him and our prayer life helps us to develop a relationship with Him and with each other.
Parish of St Wilfrid's & St Edward's
We are part of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and have close links with The Roman Catholic Parish of St Wilfrid's and St Edward's the Confessor which covers, Burgess Hill, Keymer, Ditchling Common and Wivelsfield.
Our children are very lucky to be visited in school by our parish priest Father Rick McGrath and they are regularly welcomed to church, during school hours to attend Mass.
Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.Matthew 17:20-21