Our Mission Statement:

'Guided by Jesus Christ, our teacher, we journey together, learning to dream, believe and achieve'

Our school is named after St Clare: she is the patron saint of our school. She was a follower of St Francis of Assisi. To find out all about St Clare and her life, please click on her image below:

 

                                                                                                

 

 

 

We also have four house saints - St Francis, St Josephine, St Patrick and St Therese.  All of our pupils belong to one of our saints' houses and earn tokens each week for a variety of reasons including friendship, kindness, good manners, resilience and good work. The tokens are used to determine which house will receive the half-termly treat. To find out more about our house saints, please click on their images below.

 

                                                                                                      

          St Francis of Assisi                     St Josephine Bakhita                                     St Patrick                                St Therese of Lisieux

 

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS?

Please read the attached document to find out how we are different to  non-denominational schools and why St Clare's school is so special - apart from having the most amazing pupils and dedicated staff!

 

ST CLARE'S CHAPEL

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Our school chapel is open for private prayers every Tuesday morning before school.

It gives everyone the opportunity to have a quiet moment with God before the busyness of the day kicks in.

Staff, pupils and parents are very welcome to come and start your day with God at the centre of it.

ST FRANCIS PRAYER GARDEN

We decided that we wanted to renovate our St Francis prayer garden in key stage 2. Our Mini Clares came up with a host of ideas that they would like incorporating into the garden. We are absolutely delighted with the finished result. We still have plenty more ideas to make our prayer area even better, but we need to wait for the better weather to complete them. We hope that you like the transformation!

First Holy Communion May 2024

Over two weekends in May, pupils from our school celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Communion in our church. They were beautiful Masses led by Father Jeremiah and well attended by families and friends. The days were extremely special for our children and we thank the parish for preparing them so well. Receiving the Sacrament marks another milestone on their faith journey. We continue to pray for them all.

Feast of the Ascension - Thursday 9th May

Father Giles led the parish community in a Mass to celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven. We were reminded that Jesus has not left us - He sent His Holy Spirit to be with us and guide us each day.

Ash Wednesday Mass    14th February 2024

Today, pupils from key stage 2 all went to Mass to receive their ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of our season of Lent. Father Jeremiah came into school to give the pupils from EYFS and KS1 their ashes.

LENTEN ACTS OF KINDNESS

The Lent Season & Symbolism - Unspoken Elements

The season of Lent is very important to us as Catholics. It is the time when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the death and Resurrection of Christ. During Lent, we are invited to pray more, to fast (or do something extra) and to give to those in need. Each child has been given a calendar for Lent which details various actions that your child can complete during this holy season. If your child carries out an act of kindness on 20 separate days, they will receive a gold cross badge. The badge symbolises that, by being kind, they are following in Jesus's footsteps. 

Lenten Calendar 2024

Parish Food Bank February 2024

As part of helping people within our community, we held an own clothes day. Each class was asked to bring in different food items which were then donated to the parish foodbank. As always, you were incredibly kind and generous, so thank you!

Baptism of Our Lord  - Monday 8th January 2024

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We started off 2024 with a whole school mass celebrating the Baptism of Our Lord. Baptism is a cleansing process where we become members of God’s family and are absolved of our sins. Just like the New Year, it is time for a fresh start. We reflected on how we can be like Jesus this year as we thought of New Year Resolutions.