Spiritual Life

'Together in Christ we make a difference’

St Illtyd’s is a Catholic school with RE and spirituality at its core.

The mission of St Illtyd’s is to be a fully inclusive Catholic School where every person is valued and respected for who they are. We aim to educate our pupils in the wholeness of mind, body and spirit through the teachings of Jesus Christ.


Pupils are encouraged to:

  • Develop Christian values to shape their life choices
  • To be religiously literate young people who understand the place of Catholic values in life and society
  • Develop their sense of citizenship, charity and respect for others
  • To achieve the best qualifications they can and to have an enthusiasm for lifelong learning

St Illtyd’s offers the opportunities to fulfil this through:

  • Dedicated RE lessons to develop pupils knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Church teachings
  • Daily acts of worship – assembly and form time
  • Regular form and year group Mass
  • Working with partner primaries and parishes to promote unity and community values
  • Develop awareness of the needs of the poor and oppressed
  • Offer the opportunities to raise funds for local and international charities

‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.’

(Matthew 18:5)

St Illtyd’s Pupil Profile?

St Illtyd’s has adopted the ‘Jesuit Pupil Profile.’ The Profile is a response to the question: ‘What kind of person would you really like to be?’ (Pope Benedict – St Mary’s University, Twickenham. 17th September 2010) The St Illtyd’s Pupil Profile offers a vision of what it is to be a good person and supports the moral and spiritual development of our pupils and staff.

At St Illtyd’s we will concentrate on a set of virtues each half term.

These will be the focus of assemblies, prayer resources and will be visible throughout the school.

2020 -21

  • Autumn 1 – Curious and Active
  • Autumn 2 – Intentional and Prophetic
  • Spring 1 – Grateful and Generous
  • Spring 2 – Attentive and Discerning
  • Summer 1 –Compassionate and Loving
  • Summer 2 – Faith-filled and Hopeful