"Christ at the Centre" - Ethos, Aims and Values
We are a proud Catholic Federation that bases its identity, beliefs and actions upon our Catholic Faith and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Our ethos of providing the best education for all pupils embraces Christ’s own call to love God, love self and love others. We believe our schools offers unique benefits arising out of our Catholicity. We provide a genuine Christian education through which students recognise the dignity of the person and equality of all. We achieve this through establishing a caring community where the uniqueness of each student is acknowledged and their abilities, aptitude and gifts are developed to the full.
Eamon Duffy quotes our patron Bishop Richard Challoner as “the perfect model of a missionary priest”. Bishop Richard Challoner dedicated his life to the scriptures and the education of the youth in London and was famous for saying “True holiness is doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well”.
At Bishop Challoner, we pride ourselves on the breadth of opportunity available, the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and the motivation that comes from good relationships between staff and students. Each student is equally loved and valued and this is reflected inside and outside of the classroom, with all students encouraged to achieve their potential and have their achievements recognised and praised.
Prayer for the Beatification of Richard Challoner
O God who made your servant Richard Challoner,
a true and faithful shepherd to his flock,
graciously honour him
to be numbered among the Blessed of the Church
that through his intercession
we, who have been taught by his word and example,
may be given the grace to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ
and strive always to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
We make this prayer through the same Christ our Lord.