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, close to the Crawley Bus Station. You can link to the Crawley Parish webiste by clicking Crawley Parish.
The Catholic Diocese is divided into 12 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.
The majority of our Year 6 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 St Wilfrid's and Mr Ferry regularly visits OLQOH for meetings with the Head Teacher and others. We have a n excellent transition programme called STEP (Secondary Transfer Enrichment Programme) to support pupils as they prepare to transition from KS2 to KS3. You can find out more about STEP here by contacting our Learning Mentor, Linda Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 Academy
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 Academy
St. Andrew's Church of England Primary School