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Classes

We have eight classes named after saints in the Christian Church:

  • Reception - St Francis
  • Year 1 - St Joseph
  • Year 2 - St Paul
  • Year 3 - St Alban
  • Year 4 - St Peter
  • Year 5 - St Sebastian
  • Year 6 - St Cecilia
  • Year 6 - St James

Read on to find out more about our Class Saints!
Our Saint's Days

  • 20th January - St Sebastian's Day
  • 19th March - St Joseph's Day
  • 23rd April - St George's Day
  • 21st June - St Peter's and St Paul's Day
  • 22nd June - St Alban's Day
  • 25th July - St James' Day
  • 4th October - St Francis' Day
  • 22nd November - St Cecilia's Day
Important Christian Dates this Term

Sunday 23rd April — St George’s Day
St George is the patron saint of England. Legend tells that he killed a dragon to save a princess. 
He is patron saint not only of England but also of Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, 
Palestine, Portugal, Germany and Greece; and of Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice (second to 
Saint Mark). He's also patron saint of soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry, farmers and field
workers, riders and saddlers, and he helps those suffering from leprosy. St George is the patron 
saint of our school.

Thursday 25th May—Ascension Day
Ascension Day marks the last earthly appearance of Christ after his resurrection. Christians 
believe Christ ascended into heaven. It is celebrated 40 days after Easter.

Sunday 4th June—Pentecost
Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on 
the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, "fiftieth"). 
Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church's 
mission to the world. On this day the holy spirit came upon the disciples and flames appeared 
on their heads. Pentecost is a happy festival. Ministers in church often wear robes with red in the
design as a symbol of the flames in which the Holy Spirit came to earth. 

Thursday 29th June—St Peter and St Paul’s Day
St Peter was originally called Simon and was one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. Jesus named him Peter
which means ‘the rock’ as  Peter was the rock Jesus wanted the church to be founded on. Peter
is considered by many as the first pope of the Catholic church and is the patron saint of 
fishermen. St Paul converted on the road to Damascus and travelled around the world spreading 
the Gospel to all. Paul is the  patron saint of writers as during his lifetime he wrote many letters 
to people of all areas and faiths to teach them about Jesus’ life.

Tuesday 15th August—Assumption of the Virgin Mary
This day is celebrated as the ascension into heaven of Mary—the mother of the Lord. Human 
beings have to wait until the end of time for their bodily resurrection, but Mary's body was able 
to go straight to heaven because her soul hadn't been tainted by original sin.

St Francis

St Francis was born in Italy in the 13th century into a wealthy family. As a young man he enjoyed going to parties but converted to Christianity—giving up a life of luxury to become faithful to God. St Francis is the patron saint of animals and is said to have been able to tame wild beasts.

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St Joseph

St Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary and brought Jesus up as his own son. He is the patron saint of  carpenters as this was his profession in life, and the patron saint of fathers. He is also patron saint of the dying as he died with Mary and Jesus close to him—the way all Christians want to leave earth.

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St Paul

St Paul converted on the road to Damascus 
and travelled around the world spreading the Gospel to all. Paul is the patron saint of writers as during his lifetime he wrote many letters to people of all areas and faiths to teach them about Jesus’ life.

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St Alban

St Alban became the first British martyr and converted to Christianity after hiding a Christian priest in his home during Roman raids. He was later caught and executed by the Romans. He is the patron saint of converts, refugees and torture victims. 

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St Peter

St Peter was originally called Simon and was one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. Jesus named him Peter which means ‘the rock’ as Peter was the rock Jesus wanted the church to be founded on. Peter is considered by many as the first Pope of the Catholic Church and is the patron saint of fishermen.

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St Sebastian

St Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and soldiers. He lived in the third century and helped people who had been sentenced to death to keep their faith in Christ.

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St Cecilia

St Cecilia was born in Rome in the 2nd century. She told her husband she was protected by an angel to keep her pure and that he would also see it if he was baptised by the pope. When he returned from being baptised he saw Cecilia praying and an angel with fiery wings beside her. St Cecilia is the patron saint of music as she is said to have sung to the Lord on her wedding day.

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St James

St James the Apostle was one of Jesus' disciples and was the brother of John the Apostle. Both James and John were fishermen and James is considered to be the first apostle to be martyred. James is the patron saint of fishermen and of Spain.

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