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Religious Education

At English Martyrs', our vision is to support our children to attain a deeper knowledge and spiritual understanding of their Catholic faith. We guide, support and prepare children to be ambassadors of Christ within their daily lives through the teachings of Jesus, worship, prayer and creating enjoyment in meaningful spiritual encounters with Christ. 

The teaching of Religious Education is at the heart of everything we do at the school, and helps us to fulfil our motto. As a Catholic school we aim to educate the whole child, and our ethos is inseparable from the curriculum. Religious Education is taught through lessons using our Birmingham Diocesan programme 'Learning and Growing as the People of God' and also through celebrations, prayer and everyday experiences in school.

Our School Mission Statement

"With Christ at the heart of our Catholic Community, our mission is to: nurture the potential in each individual, celebrate achievement, and develop an awareness of service to God and each other"

School Motto

Where everyone is special.


The children attend Mass with the parish  weekly in year groups. Additionally, we celebrate together at the beginning of each term and on feast days throughout the year. Parents and parishioners are invited to join all our Masses. 



Children begin their preparation for First Holy Communion in Year Three and Confirmation when they begin Year Six.

First Holy Communion - Presentation (23.05.24)


Prayer is a special part of our day. Children pray at various times during the school day including before and after lunch, and morning and end of day prayers. In addition to this, children experience different prayers and ways to pray in weekly class collective worship through our Prayer & Liturgy sessions and whole school assemblies. Each of our classes, are introduced and learn a set of prayers as they begin each year group, to widen their knowledge. Our staff all begin staff meetings with a focus on prayer.

Traditional Prayers by Year Group

Prayer & Liturgy Policy