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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi

Comments from our Children

What do our pupils say about their school?

We asked our Year 6 children who left us last year to reflect on their time at St Benedict’s and all they had learnt and achieved. Here is what they said…


‘By the time a child leaves St Benedict’s they will …’

  • Have a strong faith and love of God.
  • Be helpful, caring individuals who will be loving and appreciative of all they are given.
  • Be proud of their accomplishments.
  • Be resilient, able to face challenges and solve any new problems they come across.
  • Use their wonderful talents and gifts to change the world for the better
  • Be more confident and will always be ready for the next steps.
  • Have friendships for life.
  • Have a number of great memories of special teachers and events.
  • Be proud to be a pupil of St Benedict’s. I have learnt to be a kind, caring and thoughtful person. I always look out for others.
  • I have many great memories of St. Benedict’s which I will remember for life.
  • Have many friends who support each other.
  • Be a loving person
  • Be someone who will enjoy learning new things and always do their best.
  • Be compassionate to the needs of others.
  • Be ready for tougher challenges ahead because they will be confident and have developed many gifts and talents at St Benedict’s
  • Have had a chance to use their gifts and talents to the full. They will be ready for whatever lies ahead.
  • Be a mature and loving person who is ready for whatever challenges lie ahead of them. They will also have discovered all of their gifts and talents God has given to them and will be ready for more!
  • Be ready to make their own decisions and ready to share their gifts and talents with everyone they meet.
  • Be a compassionate and caring young person.
  • Be respectful of others
  • Be unique, not afraid to be themselves and confident to tackle any challenge.
  • Have plenty of memories.
  • Be more secure and confident in themselves to carry this through into their future.
  • See good in others
  • Be faithful, happy and healthy.
  • Have found their gifts and discovered that these are to be used to help and serve others.


‘Words I would use to describe my school…’


  • Unique, encouraging, welcoming, supportive, hard-working, respectful, safe, family, community, Team, faithful, loving, champions!, eventful, tiring, caring, friendly, fantastic, brave, shepherds, a place to grow, adventurous, fun, amazing, lovely, one in a million, warm & friendly,


Words I would use to describe how I am made to feel at my school…’


  • Safe, welcome, happy, relaxed, included, loved, excited to learn, part of a team, encouraged, special, cared for, trusted, respected, confident, proud, comforted, brave, amazing, excited, fortunate, accomplished, secure, like I can be myself, like everyone matters,


‘Leadership Opportunities I have enjoyed…’

  • School Council
  • School Sports Organising Crew
  • Mini Vinnies
  • Faith in Action Team
  • Eco-Council
  • Lunchtime Helper
  • - Playground Leader
  • - Reading Buddies
  • - Prayer/Liturgy Leader
  • - Showing visitors around on open morning
  • - Organising St Benedict’s Got Talent 


‘My Highlights are…’

  • Y6 residential to Winmarleigh Hall (Dunking Mr W!, The Giant Swing, Disco, being away with friends, driving an off-road vehicle, abseiling)
  • Y6 Sleepover in school
  • Children in Need and being part of ‘Team Hulk!’
  • My favourite teachers
  • The Halloween Disco
  • The First Nativity
  • KS1 Lego City Workshop
  • Visiting the Victorian School Rooms
  • Noodles from Wagamamas
  • The Bike Track, Sand Pit & Running Track
  • Making great friends
  • National Cross Country finals
  • Art Workshops
  • George Osborne and Theresa May visiting our school
  • Our whole school trip to Filey
  • Sporting competitions
  • Visiting St Wilfrid’s lots
  • Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Arena
  • Going to the Theatre each Christmas
  • Tropical World
  • The opening of our Running Track
  • Pudsey Bear’s visits to school
  • BBC Newsround coming to school
  • Making a giant Elmer on the field filmed by drone
  • Billy Biscuit the magician
  • The Mobile Farm visiting school
  • Sports Days
  • The Big Sing Liturgy Thing
  • Mass at St Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds
  • Being part of the School’s 5oth Anniversary Celebrations
  • Singing a solo in the KS2 Carol Service
  • Being on the School Council
  • Being shortlisted for Leeds Children’s Mayor

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