We are 60: a diamond anniversary celebration
20 March 2017
In just a few months’ time, on Friday, 29 September, we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of our school.
In his preface to the Solemn Blessing and Opening in 1957, Archbishop John Carmel Heenan remarked “The Faithful of St Helens have not been daunted by the size of the debt they have to contract. Long after the money has been paid; St Cuthbert’s school will yield dividends in the well instructed Catholic men and women trained within its walls.” 60 years later Ofsted commented "This is a truly inclusive school where every pupil is valued […] in which all are given the chance to be successful."
60 years could be considered a short span of life for a school but the beauty of such a diamond anniversary is that we are able to share it with those men and women trained within its walls, some of whom are now the parents and grandparents of our current students.
These pages look forward to the celebrations and also at the history of St Cuthbert’s. There is information about ways in which everyone connected with the school can share their memories and be part of the celebrations, please do take part and share what or school means to you.
In his appreciation statement back in 1957 the Chairman of School Governors wrote that “without the sacrifices of our parishioners and helpers, St Cuthbert’s could never been founded and the school fulfil its high purpose!” Those words remain true today 60 years later.