Our School As A Catholic Community

All the staff at school are missing our children so much we thought we would create a little something to cheer everyone up whilst you are all learning at home. We had great fun making this and hope you enjoy it – St Margaret Clitherow Primary School’s My Lighthouse.
All song rights reserved to the Rend Collective.


As a Catholic school, worship is a key element of life at St Margaret Clitherow. While we are closed, we would like to offer you opportunities together as a family and to spend time in quietness together. 




Easter cross words _ Ideas Hub from The Bible Reading Fellowship





Redemptorist Press: To help support you during this time we are delighted to share the DVD version of one of our best-selling books; Stations of the Cross – Then and Now by Fr Denis McBride C.S.s.R. In this one hour video the voice and visuals open up new ways of thinking about Jesus’ journey and demonstrate how the passion story, in all its savagery, continues in our own time. The Gospel best comes alive when the story of Jesus resonates deeply within our heart and our personal experience. Let The Stations of the Cross – Then and Now shine new light on your own journey this Lent.


The Holy City https://www.tod.org.il/en/holy-city-vr/

Free Access to Cath Kids: Please visit: https://cathfamily.org/cathkids-lent1-a/

The Rosary


TenTen Family Prayer Resource

Each week, we will upload a resource to support family prayer at home.

In these times of uncertainty for our children and families, and as schools are closed for an indefinite period, here are some prayers you can say with your children at home.

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w/c 23 March 2020


This week’s Gospel tells of a man who was born blind receiving miraculous healing after an encounter with Jesus: the story helps us to reflect on how Jesus restores both physical and spiritual sight.

The blind man who was healed came openly and honestly to Jesus, and so was able to see Jesus as He truly is, the Son of God. However, the religious leaders of the time, the Pharisees, were more concerned with their own dogma and failed to see the true Jesus.

This week’s prayers help children to know that they can come to Jesus openly and honestly and share all their questions, hopes and fears. As they do this, they will be invited to recognise how Jesus is at work in every moment of their lives.

Week of 20th March 2020

Daily Classroom Prayers


How to Lead

Each day there is a Prayer Leader and Reader; you and your children can take on either role

Slide 1:
The Prayer Leader introduces and contextualises the Gospel story.

Slide 2:
The Reader reads a paraphrased version of the Gospel.

Slide 3:
The Prayer Leader helps the child to explore an attitude or emotion from the Gospel, reflecting on Jesus’ perspective, which is always that of love, compassion and the desire for healing and wholeness.

Slide 4:
The Prayer Leader facilitates a time of reflection where the child is invited to think of a time when they thought or felt like the character in the story and remember that Jesus meets them in every moment. We are given the opportunity to invite Jesus into our hearts and see the attitude or feeling through His eyes.


Letter from Bishop Mark O’Toole


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While we are closed you may want to continue to have a prayer routine with your children. These are the prayers we say at school.

Family Prayers

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Sign of the Cross

In the name of the father,
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.

Morning Prayer

O My God, you love me,
you’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
in all I do and say.
I'll try to please you, Father,
bless me through the day.


Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O God, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.

Bless us, O God.

Grace After Meals

Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God, for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything,
Thank you God.

Prayer at the end of the day

O My God I come to say
thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family
and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night
and in the morning, send your light.


We also say the special prayer to Mary and the Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death.


Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be
Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done,
on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.




On a Wednesday, we have prayer and praise which is where hymns are learnt and practised in preparation for the coming Act of Worship, Mass or Liturgical season ie Lent/ Easter/ Christmas etc.

We also have Key Stage Assemblies which relate to the Gospel message to our everyday lives.



Please feel free to have a look at some of  the images from our events:

Our Human Poppy


SMC’s 40th Anniversary


Catholic Schools Football Tournament

On Wednesday 19th March, we held a catholic schools football tournament. Schools included in this event included ourselves, Priory, Queensway, Sacred Heart and St Nicholas School.


Christmas Nativity 2013


Christmas Nativity 2012



Opening of Class 1’s Outdoor Area

Father Sunny Paul opened our new outdoor learning area for Class 1 pupils.


Visit to see Pope Benedict XVI

A group of children and adults went to see Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain in September. They had to travel to St Mary’s College in Twickenham, London where they joined 3,000 young people to celebrate Catholic education.