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Catholic Life, Gospel Virtues & Values

Mrs Finnegan meets His Holiness, Pope Francis, in Rome

Our Lenten Journey with Jesus, to the Cross

Mini Vinnies turn their concern into action! πŸ’• We raised funds for the thousands of people in Syria & Turkey, who have died, with many more injured in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

All of the staff & the children wore their own clothes and donated £1 each & families donated cakes for the children to sell in school. All funds raised, will be sent to the aid relief to support the survivors and their families. 

Every prayer, every gift, every action brings hope to people hit by disaster. πŸ™πŸ’•

At the beginning of the New Year, the staff spent time in prayer and reflection at our mother church, St Chads Cathedral.

There was a tour of the building, finding out all about the history & saints interred there. Mrs Finnegan & Mrs Turner were asked to read at the Mass of the Epiphany and Mrs Mitchell & Miss Meese brought up the gifts for the offertory. πŸ’’


What a lovely way to start the new year, offering our prayers for a successful and happy 2023 as well as prayers for our staff, children and families. πŸ™

Virtues and Values

As Catholics we believe in the importance of developing a virtuous life. The Catechism describes a virtue as 'an interior disposition, a positive habit, a passion that has been placed at the service of the good.'


Each half term the focus changes and schools across the Archdiocese focus upon the same set of virtues at the same time. The Profile also provides a thematic focus for Collective Worship and SMVSC over a specified length of time. Whilst all of the aspects of the profile are being touched upon the school can really emphasise and experience a particular pair of virtues throughout a half term.

Pupils at Our Lady & St Kenelm are growing to be:



Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.


Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.


Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Liturgy & Prayer Policy

Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.




God who Speaks Prayer πŸ™ πŸ™πŸ™


Living God, 
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.


V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
R. This day and every day.

Catholic Life, Gospel and British Values at OLSK