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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

Monday 23rd April: St George’s Day
St George is the Patron Saint of England as well as the name of our school. He is also the 
Patron Saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and 
Russia. According to legend St George killed a dragon in order to save a village. 

Thursday 10th May: Ascension Day
This marks the day that Jesus ascended into heaven—forty days after his resurrection.

Sunday 20th May: Pentecost
Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter and celebrates God’s gift of the Holy Spirit to all 
who follow Jesus. On this day red flames appeared above the heads of the disciples.

Friday 22nd June: St Alban’s Day
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 our Year 3 class.

Friday 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 and our Year 4 class. St Paul converted on the road to Damascus and travelled
around the world spreading the Gospel to all. Paul is the patron saint of our Year 2 class and of
writers as during his lifetime he wrote many letters to people of all areas and faiths to teach 
them about Jesus’ life.

Wednesday 25th July: St James’ Day
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 Spain, fishermen and one of our Year 6 classes.

Wednesday 15th August: Assumption of the Virgin Mary
This marks the day the Virgin Mary was taken into heaven after her death.

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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