Subject Leader - Miss Sophie Duncan


Throughout St Stephen’s, we aim to present a comprehensive content which engages pupils and is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith; to enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding and be able to communicate this effectively.


We aim to present an authentic vision of the Church’s moral and social teaching so that pupils can make a critique of the underlying trends in contemporary culture and society and to raise pupils’ awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them.


We continue to develop the critical faculties of pupils so that they can relate their Catholic faith to daily life; to stimulate pupils’ imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of the Catholic faith and to enable pupils to relate the knowledge gained through Religious Education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum whilst bringing clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture.

Advent Week One 

Each class in the school took part in our Crafternoon - everyone created a wonderful Christmas craft to take home, worked together beautifully and raised a lot of money for Mind and CAFOD. 

 Again, we all made our Christmas cards for Airedale hospital which will be delivered in the final week of Advent. 

Well done everyone! 

Advent Week Two 

Year six went to Abbeyfield to continue their Faith in Action award. They recreated A Christmas Carol, sung Christmas carols and shared their handmade cards with the residents. 

Each class in the school has spent an afternoon sharing a collective worship, thinking about others that are in need and creating 'Stars of Hope', which now decorate our stairs beautifully! 

Advent Week Three and Four 

What a final week of term! Each class made fantastic Christmas cards to send to loved ones, took part in our school Carol Service and supported EYFS with their amazing nativity! 

Also, three year six pupils distributed our handmade cards to staff and patients alike in Airedale and year six led our final mass of the term. Each class spent an afternoon sharing a collective worship, they created 'Chains of Peace' and wrote prayers for peace - this added to our wonderful Advent display. 


Each pupil within St Stephen's School thrived throughout a considered, thoughtful and giving Advent.