Our Mission

The mission and aims of St Leonard’s Catholic School.

All Pupils are Loved and Known

In the Catholic community of St Leonard’s, everything we do is for the greater glory of God and the service of others. At St Leonard’s, we: pursue excellence in all and for all; take Christ as the model for life; strive to create community. 

At the heart of this community is the central idea that ‘All pupils are loved and known’. We live this out on a day to day basis as teachers, tutors, support staff and as leaders. We are committed to the well-being and welfare of each young person in our school community and see it as central to our daily work that all pupils experience the love of Christ in our community, and that the joys and hopes of each pupil are known and nurtured by all members of staff.

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Updated | 8th January, 2024 |

Latest News

EXAUDI – In dew of roses

On Tuesday the 13th February, a very special concert took place at Durham’s magnificent Town Hall. James Weeks, the conductor of Exaudi, a small professional chamber choir, has been working on composition with Year 13 A Level music pupils since the spring of 2023. Following a series of workshops in school, the compositions were finally performed […]

Ushaw – Thank you and Farewell!

In October 2023 the school moved Year 7 and 8 to Ushaw College, so we could resume Face to Face Teaching for all year groups as soon as possible. This allowed the school to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, and we are grateful that Durham University and Ushaw were able to be accommodate us […]


Six brilliant candidates have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge this year. Congratulations to them all and we wish them every success as they prepare for their A Levels. Thank you to Miss Bird and all the Sixth Form staff who have given excellent support – as ever – during the application process. 


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