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Opportunities for Children and Young People

The St Mary’s School of Education offers regular opportunities to encourage and showcase the learning of children and young people.

2020 Theology Essay Competition

In 2019, the Aquinas Essay Competition attracted nearly 100 entries representing 23 schools, and students grappled with the title: 'Philosophical arguments for the existence of God alone cannot lead to belief in God.'  

The 2020 Aquinas Essay Competition is now live! Click here for details: the St Mary’s Theology Essay Competition is open to students who are currently in Year 12. It is open to students in England and Wales.

Modern Language Poetry Live Competition (Tuesday 16th June 2020, 6pm)

This popular competition has been running for two years and celebrates the poetry performance skills Year 8 pupils. For more details please contact

Theology, Philosophy and Ethics Conference; Year 12 - A level Religious Studies (Friday 14th February 2020, 10am-3.30pm, Waldegrave Drawing Room)