Our School is in the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden parish. Fr. Stephen Willis is a regular visitor to school and the parish hosts some of our larger Masses during the year. We take part in the annual May Procession to the Shrine, which traditionally stops at the Convent for prayer and reflection en route. We have close links with other parishes in the Brent Deanery as well as Sacred Heart Church, Kilburn in the Camden Deanery.
Our links with local primary schools are strong and we regularly host Key Stage 2 students at a variety of events, for example matinees of our performances, taster days for year 5s and after school clubs for year 5 and 6. Year 6 students who are coming to us enjoy a transition day and a summer camp. We also send students out to local primary school as anti-bullying ambassadors.
We also share aspects of the liturgical life of our school with other schools in the Deanery; for instance on Education Sunday we join with Newman Catholic College and St Joseph’s to celebrate collaboratively.
Staff regularly attend meetings and training offered by the Diocese. We participate in the annual Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and attend the Advent Mass and Good Samaritan Mass with the Catholic Children’s Society.
We are part of the European Province of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, and when their Youth Conference is hosted in Lyon, we always have students from Year 12 representing our school. They have the opportunity to meet other students from Jesus and Mary Schools across Europe. We have visited the places of St. Claudine, where she lived, prayed and founded the RJM Order.