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Catholic Organisations


Catholic Dioceses in England and Wales
Southern Province Dioceses
Anglican Dioceses National Government
Department for Education:
Migrant Populations
Voluntary aided Catholic Schools provide free education for Catholic parents, who want their child/children to be educated in schools based on Gospel values.

Where there is space, children from other Christian faiths are welcome and those from other world faiths. Through their ethos and curriculum, Catholic schools teach about the Catholic faith and respect the beliefs and traditions of others.

Further information for parents is available in the following different languages:-

Information Leaflet in Polish (pdf)

Information Leaflet in Portuguese  (pdf)

Information Leaflet in English (pdf)

Download the admissions arrangements guidance 2012-2013 (pdf)
Teacher Training for Catholic Schools

The Primary Catholic Partnership (SCITT)in Southampton offersschool-centred teacher training.  The course is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth and St Mary’s University College, Twickenham

We offer:

  • A PGCE for the full primary age range with the opportunity to gain credits towards a Masters degree in Education
  • A 40 week course with over 20 weeks spent in schools
  • A supportive environment where trainees can gain modules of the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies
  • Placements in high quality Catholic schools in Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  • Tuition Fees below the national average

Qualifications required:  Hons degree (2.2 or above); GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths & Science; experience in an English Primary School

For further information visit our website:

Retreat Centres Model Policies and Guidance Documents New Religious Education Curriculum Directory Catholic Curriculum
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