At Bishop Ellis, we recognise the importance of the outward signs of our identity as a Catholic school. The faith of our school community is communicated through signs, symbols, liturgical and curriculum displays. In addition to these displays, prayer corners in classrooms provide a focal point for children on which to centre prayer.
The prayer and worship of our school community is central to the life of our school. Our Catholic worship aims to engage the senses as well as the mind and it is our hope that the R.E. displays at Bishop Ellis encourage and reflect this, communicating our faith simply and effectively. All around our school, in both classrooms and in communal areas, you will find displays and other items that reflect the Catholic life of our school.
From the moment that you walk through the entrance area at Bishop Ellis, it is clear to see that we place great value in our identity as a Catholic school; from the Mitre of Bishop Ellis encased in a glass frame, to the statue of Our Lady, the Catholic ethos of our school is immediately tangible. Our school Mission Statement, (‘I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10) is placed in an area which immediately catches the eye and, along with our school values (love God, aspire to be our best, be honest, forgive, care), is a true reflection of what we desire for each individual in our community – to truly know the joy of a full and happy life.