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Historic Day for St Benedict's School

Published Friday 7th of September 2012 10:12:10 AM

1st September 2012 was a historic day for St Benedict�s School. The School which has been under the Trusteeship of the Monks of Ealing since its foundation in 1902 is now an independent Charity with a lay Chairman, Mr Patrick Murphy-O�Connor. The School will continue to promote Catholic Benedictine values by living out its mission of �Teaching a way of living�. Monks will continue to work in the School and the Abbot and two of the Community will be on the Governing Body.

Patrick Murphy-O�Connor says �It is a great honour to take on the Chairmanship of my alma mater. The Governors are totally committed to continuing the outstanding work of generations of monks and teachers. We are pleased that, as the school moves into a new era, we are able to maintain links with the Monastic Community�

Headmaster Chris Cleugh who has been HM since January 2002 added �As the school moves into this latest period of its history it is a privilege to continue as Headmaster of this very successful and oversubscribed co-educational school. Our success owes much to our Benedictine ethos and my prime responsibility will be to preserve and strengthen this in the coming years. Our mission of �Teaching a way of living� is essentially a commitment to ensure that all our pupils are safe, happy and achieving their full potential, so that they mature into responsible young men and women.�
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