Our parishes

Cheadle Catholic Junior School serves the three main parishes of Christ Church, St. Chad’s and St. Ann’s.

The parishes of each of these parishes play a vital role in the governance of the school. The school, through its pupils, its staff and its governors, strives to be a positive force in the life of the Church. It initiates its pupils into a living tradition of faith and maintains the highest ideals with the national educational system. The school seeks to be a witness to the Church and a servant to the Community. Its aim is to work in partnership with parents and parishes to develop each child as a unique being, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically, to educate the child in the broadest meaning of education.

The governors have a responsibility for the effective management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation and by the policies of the local education authority, together with guidance from the Diocesan education authorities. They, too, seek to serve the community and are answerable to you, as parents, for their actions.

We hope that by working together we will obtain positive outcomes in the four years in which pupils attend Cheadle Catholic Junior School.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

The work of the School is conducted in accordance with the Rites, Practices and Observances of the Roman Catholic Church. We expect that all children admitted to school will take a full and active part in the religious life of the school. Parents wishing to withdraw their child/children from religious instruction and worship, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25 of the 1933 Education Act, must make arrangements with the governing body.

Religious instruction is given according to the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. A programme called ‘The Way, the Truth and the Life’ is used throughout the school, as recommended for all schools in the Shrewsbury Diocese. It takes full account of the age and development of the children. More details are given in Section Three. Our parish priests are in close contact with the school and they lead our regular celebrations of class and school masses and penitential services. Children share fully in preparing and celebrating the liturgies. A programme of assemblies involving year groups and whole school take place each week during which children play an active role.