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Religious Education

As a Catholic school the Religious Education provided is in conformity with the doctrines of the Catholic Church.


St Catherine's provides a Catholic Education, which is an integral part of the life of the school.

Religious Education is taught using the 'Come and See' scheme produced by Liverpool Archdiocese. The children explore their own experiences in the first part of the topic, they then learn about this in relation to scripture and the teachings of the gospel or through the Church community. The final week of the topic is sharing what they have learnt through a celebration.


Through this they are also taught about other faiths including Judaism, Islam and Hindu. 

Children are not only taught about their faith in lessons, prayers, liturgy and assemblies but are encouraged to live and share their faith within the school community which in turn permeates all areas of school life.


It is expected that all children will take a full and active part in the religious life of the school. The children will attend Masses, services and Celebrations throughout the year.

As a result, the withdrawal of pupils from formal Religious Instructions or Worship would not isolate them from the Catholic teaching, which the school gives and no specific arrangements for withdrawal are in operation at present.


In Year 4 the children will make their First Holy Communion alongside their first Reconciliation, this is led by school staff, supported by family and the parish. We work closely with families and the parish of St Catherine's and All Saints to ensure the involvement of all, at these important stages in a child's life

Celebrating our Curriculum