Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our belief in action.
In the Catholic community of St Leonard’s, everything we do is for the greater glory of God and the service of others. Both pupils, staff and governors embrace the Catholic life and mission of the school.
Our Mission statement:
St Leonard’s, as a Catholic School, shares many features with other schools. We share the central mission of passing on the cultural and scientific heritage to the next generation, and of encouraging the personal growth of each pupil through excellent teaching, outstanding pastoral care and the creation of an effective school community. However, as a Catholic school, St Leonard’s also draws distinctive features from its Catholic Christian heritage and the way in which we as a community combine our educational and religious missions.
Our vision and values are such that:
From this vision of the Catholic School, centred on the person of Jesus Christ, come values and actions rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, which are articulated in our aims.
Our aims are:
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 […]
Published: February 22, 2024
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 […]
Published: February 7, 2024
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.
Published: January 26, 2024