Millions of Christians will start celebrating Lent on Ash Wednesday - a time of year that many non-believers may associate with fasting or abstinence. It is regarded as a period of spiritual preparation to grow closer to God in the run-up to Easter. Lent takes place every year in the 40 days leading up to Easter , and is treated as a period of reflection and a time for fasting from food and festivities. It symbolises the days which lead up to Jesus' crucifixion and subsequent resurrection, when Christ spent 40 days and nights alone in the Judaean Desert being tempted by Satan.
Our Lady and St Kenelm is an inclusive school guided by the Gospel values that are expressed in our Mission Statement. These values promote inclusive education in its widest sense in all areas of school life.