Lambeth Catholic Schools Partnership

Lambeth Catholic Schools Partnership comprises all the Catholic primary and secondary schools in Lambeth.  These are:

  • La Retraite (girls’ secondary);
  • Bishop Thomas Grant (mixed secondary);
  • Corpus Christi (mixed primary);
  • St. Helen’s (mixed primary);
  • St. Anne’s (mixed primary);
  • St. Bernadette (mixed junior);
  • St. Bede’s (mixed infant and nursery);
  • St. Andrew’s (mixed primary);
  • St Mary’s (mixed primary)

The schools work together in a number of ways with a focus on developing a community of Catholic learners, both adults and children.  Some of the ways in which we work together include:

  • Forums for headteachers, deputy headteachers, inclusion managers, SENCos, early years leaders and subject leaders;
  • Joint projects for the Year of Faith;
  • Shared experiences for pupils, for example sports and music events, pupil retreats and conferences, joint projects for more able pupils;
  • School to school support for staff, including mentoring and shared professional development.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark

The schools commission for Southwark diocese is based in Orpington, Kent.  They are responsible for standards in all local Catholic schools and ensuring that we maintain our distinctive Catholic character, including holding us to account through regular inspections.  Amongst other things they provide support in leadership and management, teaching and learning and the development of school ethos.  Their web site is

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales

The CESEW provides support and advice to Catholic schools and diocesan commissions throughout the country.  This support includes recruitment of staff, advice on legal compliance and public relations.  Application forms for positions in Catholic schools can be found on their web site which is