Holy Spirit Experience

In September 2018 the Holy Spirit Experience was launched, detailing the opportunities and experiences that will be available to each and every pupil in the Holy Spirit MAC from the ages of 3 to 18.
The Holy Spirit Experience reflects current educational context but, crucially, it is also based on the concept of a seamless transition at the age of eleven.  We are extremely fortunate that nearly every child from Year 6 in our four MAC primary schools transfers to St Thomas More for their secondary education.  That has allowed the senior staff from all our schools to work on the basis that a child at three will enter one of our nurseries and begin a fifteen-year journey culminating in leaving Year 13 as a young man or woman ready to take their place in the adult world.
The Format of the Holy Spirit Experience
We have chosen to focus on  five key areas of school life as follows:
  • Catholic Life
  • Charities and Social Action
  • The Residential Experience
  • Sporting Opportunities
  • Cultural and Creative Experiences


The Holy Spirit Experience

Catholic Life

As a Catholic MAC, we play a key role in the faith formation of every child. A student’s experience of the Catholic life of the school will undoubtedly influence their faith as an adult and so it is important we offer an experience which is truly outstanding.


Charities & Social Action

Our aim for every pupil in the Holy Spirit MAC is to ensure that they are  compassionate young people who recognise and support the needs of those who are vulnerable. For this reason, we place great emphasis on charities  and educating  all pupils about their potential to make a positive contribution to society. 


Residential Experience

One of the greatest experiences a young person can have is the opportunity to take part in a residential trip. For many pupils a residential school trip will be their first experience of being away from home and it is a memory which lasts a lifetime.  We aim to ensure that every pupil experiences a residential at primary school and at least one more at secondary school.



Sporting Opportunities

Whether pupils demonstrate a natural aptitude for sport or whether they just enjoy occasionally experiencing the enjoyment of competing against their peers, we believe that every student should have access to high quality sporting opportunities.



Creative & Cultural Experiences

We place huge importance on providing numerous opportunities for our pupils to experience as many cultural and creative experiences as possible.  Beyond school we aim to broaden pupils’ horizons by regular visits to art galleries, the theatre, museums, musical performances, historical sites and places of educational interest.  Within school we are passionate about art, drama, music, physical education and technology and have created a faculty to ensure all pupils receive their full entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. 




‘with grace and humility, glorify the Lord by your Life'

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