Head Teacher’s Full Message

Hello, I am Catherine Young and I am honoured to be the  Headteacher of this vibrant and outstanding school.  St Benet’s is a very special school – special because of our staff, our families, our parish, our community and of course, our wonderful children!

Our school is a small Catholic primary school which serves the parish of St. Joseph’s, Birtley in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. We are one of 48 schools in the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust. We see it as our mission to spread the Gospel through our aspirations and care for the children in our school. Further to this, we believe that we have a mission to our families and the wider community, and we sum this up in our mission statement, which describes our aim to be “ a happy and holy place of learning and the centre of a thriving community.”

Have a look at our latest newsletter or how we are performing as a school. We hope that you enjoy visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer any queries that you have.

Mrs Catherine Young