Well may we ask what a Roman Catholic school inspired by the tradition of St Philip Neri, Blessed John Henry Newman and Fr Faber has to propose to the young men and women of today. The answer is disarmingly simple: we aim, together with parents, to habituate pupils into a spiritual, ritualistic, intellectual and moral tradition that supports pupils in their growth into wisdom, into living thoughtfully and wisely. Getting this right will build in pupils all they need to come to know who they are, and to engage constructively with a fast-paced, cosmopolitan and globally interconnected world.
Of course, all this sits at the base of who we are, what we do and why we do it, whether in the subject based curriculum, or the extended, formal curriculum, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in the concert hall, on the stage, on a journey, or indeed, in the pew.
As Newman himself would have it, any education worthy of the name must involve ‘heart speaking to heart’, must involve some sense of personal connection, openness and sympatico. If you feel drawn to the educational vision set out on our website, or indeed, wish to explore in greater detail what an Oratorian education means in practice, then please do not hesitate to ‘come and see’! You are most welcome.
Together, we hope to help you in bringing to life the New Testament in the lives of the children entrusted to us, preparing them for faithful living and working, open and vibrant, and all with a healthy dose of grace, vitality, and urbanitas.
Daniel Wright M.A (Cantab)