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Catholic Life


'The body of Christ, or the people that are the whole of humanity, are a team.

The body is not supported by one person, but by all of us.

We are one, we are strongest working together in unity.

Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God's will.'

• 1 Corinthians 12:14•

Our Mission Statement:  "Together towards excellence with Christ as our Guide."


St Richard's is a Catholic School: top priority is given to Religious Education. We aim to make the school a community of Faith, with daily prayer and regular worship including the Mass. Parents are encouraged to pray with their children and  to take part in mass at school as well as in the Parish.  Click on the school calendar for details of these events.


Governors, priests, parents and teachers work in close co-operation to build up a worshipping community.  Great importance is attached to the headteacher assembly which is based on the liturgical year and weekly Gospel readings.  


Our Religious Education programme is called "Come and See" is followed.  This is a comprehensive course for children aged 4 - 11 years.  Both the method and the content of this syllabus reflect the mind of the church and give constant reminders that religious education and formation require close co-operation between home, school and parish. For more information click here to visit the Come and See website.


Priests play an important role in the religious formation of children, especially in preparation for the Sacraments.  Meetings are arranged between parents and priests in preparation for receiving the Sacraments.  Priests visit the school regularly, thereby giving the children the opportunity of knowing them as friends. 


Please have a look at the following websites for more information:


Southwark Education Commission


St. Paul's Catholic Church Dover - Dean Fr. Jeff Cridland


Our Lady of Dover - Fr. John Panario


Dover Deanery Sion Mission


Great emphasis is laid on the pastoral role of the staff. Teachers are always willing to offer advice and help to parents and/or children who may have personal problems.


Celebration of St. Richard's Day

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The 16th June marks the Feast Day of our school's patron saint, St. Richard of Chichester. Please watch the video created by Miss Kleinman as a celebration of this very special day for our school.

To find out more about St. Richard, watch the video using the following link:​
As part of our celebration of St. Richard, our Governing Body took the opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work and dedication to our school. They wrote kind messages and Deacon Barry's wife Sue even baked us special St. Richard cupcakes!