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Secondary Schools

“Strengthened by this hope we address ourselves to you, children, adolescents and young people, so that in your choice of future you may welcome God's plan for you: you will be happy and fulfilled only by being open to fulfilling the Creator's dream for his creature.”

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Young people in our schools are always considering their place in the Church and in the world, their relationship with Jesus, how they want to serve others and how they wish to make a difference. They also have an acute awareness of the decisions they will be asked to make: subject choices, university and college courses, careers and who they might be. We wish to help them in that discernment process, so the Diocesan Vocations Office offers support to chaplains, teachers and school leaders in building a culture of vocation in our diocesan secondary schools.

What we offer:
  • Visits, workshops and talks, for example with VI Form core RE classes or chaplaincy teams,

  • A point of contact for those who might speak about vocation in school, such as clergy, seminarians, and religious brothers and sisters,

  • Support on planning vocations days/weeks or activities in school,

  • Help with participation with Days of Adoration and Prayer for Vocation,

  • A presence at careers events,

  • Bookings for Oscott's outreach to secondary schools in June each year.

Get in touch!

For schools in the western deaneries of the Archdiocese (North Staffordshire, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham South, Dudley, Kidderminster and Worcester) please contact Tharushi.

For schools in the eastern deaneries of the Archdiocese (Lichfield, Birmingham North, Birmingham East, Rugby, Coventry, Warwick, Banbury, Oxford North and Oxford South) please contact Deacon Owen.

Reference Guide for Secondary Schools

The role of the teacher in awakening hearts of students for vocation.