Whether new to Stuart Bathurst or not, you will be aware that we are a Catholic Sixth Form within a Catholic School. In essence this means that we are a RELIGIOUS community. We all benefit from this fact in a variety of ways. For example:
- We profess a strong faith and moral code.
- We put a great deal of emphasis on the pastoral care of all members of our community.
- We have a clear understanding of the presence of God in our lives.
- We believe that each person is a unique individual, loved by God.
- We believe that religious and moral education has a vital place within education, as does the actual practice of our faith.
Joining Stuart Bathurst’s Sixth Form means, at the very least, an acceptance and support of our religious community and its practices, regardless of personal belief. What does this mean? There will be times that you are required to attend services or practices for services i.e. Holy Days of Obligation such as Ash Wednesday. These are times when the whole of our community come together to worship. On other occasions services will be voluntary (weekly masses). You will be required to participate in Form group and Year assemblies. Charity events are organised on a regular basis. Your support for these events is essential; you are an example to our younger students!
As a community, our educational aims and our religious beliefs and practices cannot be separated. They are closely intertwined!
Please read the above. It clearly informs as to the nature of the community you are agreeing to be part of!
Mrs Y Jordan
Assistant Headteacher – Post 16