Christian Ethos

Our Chaplaincy supports all members of the community: students, staff, governors, parents and carers. Together with the staff and Christian representatives from local churches, the team maintains and develops the Christian ethos of the school.

Our vision is for all our students and staff to live full and flourishing lives. Our role as educators is part of our wider role in the formation of young people. 

Our Chaplaincy leads the way in encouraging our students to grow into the life-long vocation desired for them by God. Opportunities are provided for students to explore the Christian faith and to deepen their relationship with God through assemblies and other acts of worship, Anglican and Roman Catholic Eucharists, lunchtime groups, reflection days and retreats.

In the traditions of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches, we learn together the prayers and liturgy used by both churches for centuries, as well as encouraging students to find their own personal and creative ways of praying. Students are expected to take an active part in Collective Worship and have opportunities to plan and lead worship for themselves.

Should you wish to contact the Chaplaincy, please ring 01223 568816 or email:

Revd Dr Alexandra Clarke (Chaplain):

Mr S Allen (Chaplaincy Support, Inclusion Manager):

A synthesis of the over 1000 responses to the Synodal Way Survey in the Diocese of East Anglia has been prepared and submitted to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

In all, 1031 responses were received via the online returns, which was open to all comers to complete. This represents approximately 11% of those attending Mass within the Diocese of East Anglia.

In addition, 24 parishes, some 46% of parishes within the diocese, submitted "whole parish" summaries following parish meetings.

Further reports were received from Caritas and other groups such as Justice and Peace Cambridge, and a number of "hard-copy" individual responses were submitted by post.

Young people did not respond in significant numbers but have relatively recently met in a synodal form.

According to Deacon Huw Williams, who is part of the Synodal Pathway diocesan team: "The People of God are being encouraged to embed the Synodal Way in the local Church so that it will help the Church to grow and spread the Good News.

"It is hoped that Synodality is here to stay and that the initial methodology will act as a stepping stone, which can be improved upon, and will help us to grow, together, in Communion, Participation and Mission."

Click below to download the responses:

Synthesis of Responses to Questions on the Synodal Way in the Diocese of East Anglia