We are in the parish of Crawley. Our local church, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, is at the end of the road on Stagelands. Our clergy team are based at the Friary in the centre of town, opposite Mothercare and McDonalds.
The clergy team are led by Father Chris Dobson. We are very lucky to have Father Simon Dray as our Priest Governor and Father Louis Ezelio as our School Chaplain.
You can link to the Crawley Parish webiste here: Crawley Parish
The Catholic Diocese is divided into 13 Deaneries
, smaller geographical communities. We are part of the Crawley Deanery which spreads from East Grinstead in the east, through Crawley to Horsham in the west. There are six schools in the Deanery, five primary and one secondary, St. Wilfrid's. You can find out more about them below:
St. Peter's, East Grinstead
St. Francis of Assisi, Crawley
St. Wilfrid's Secondary, Crawley
St. Robert Southwell, Horsham
St. John's, Horsham
The Head Teachers meet frequently to share best practice in teaching and learning and leadership.
Almost all of our Y6 children transfer to St. Wilfrid's School each year. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful school on our doorstep. We have close links with the school, Mr Ferry visits the school for meetings with the Head Teacher and to talk to Y6 pupils each year. We have a very good transition programme called STEP (Secondary Transfer Enrichment Programme.) You can find out more about STEP here.
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
Our Diocese is led by Bishop Richard Moth.
The Diocese has a special department, the Catholic Schools Service
, led by Marie Ryan, Director. The Schools Service works very closely with schools, providing support to governing bodies, leadership teams and RE co-ordinators.
We partner very closely with a number of schools across Crawley. Each term Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Inclusion Managers, Learning Mentors and School Business Managers meet to share best practice across our area.
We work with:
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
St Wilfrid's Catholic Secondary School
Langley Green Primary School
Gossops Green Primary School
St Margaret's Church of England Primary School
Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School
Ifield Community College
Waterfield Primary School
Manor Green Primary School & College
West Green Primary School
Desmond Anderson Primary School
St. Andrew's CofE School