Message From The Headteacher



We began the term by considering the schools’ Mission statement, which contains the quote from the Prophet Micah: Act justly, Love kindness and Walk humbly with God.

This term we will be reflecting on how we can 'Act justly' and assemblies started by considering how we might be compassionate and welcoming to others. I am pleased to say that the students have taken this very much to heart. The school has had many visitors this term and the recurring feedback from them is how wonderful the students are. At a recent event to mark Black History month, the organisers remarked that “La Retraite students had made the event”, and this was because they were polite, articulate, and passionate about their subject.

Particular congratulations ought to go to Miss Norrington, Mr Doolittle, and the students of 9Hope who organised a brilliant Cake sale and raised over £400 - an amazing team effort. This year we are aiming as a school to raise £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £4,000 for Cafod, starting with an 'Own Clothes Day' on the Wednesday 18th October.

Last week we received confirmation from the Department of Education that our results in the summer had been outstanding and that students at La Retraite made some of the best progress in the country. Again, this is an example of excellent team effort – between the staff, the students, and the parents. Well done to all.

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for the Year 7 Welcoming Mass. It was a beautiful event. We just need a bigger Chapel so even more can come in the future!

I hope you all have a nice half term break, and we look forward to seeing on the Monday 30th October at 8:30am – sharp.


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