Diocese of Middlesbrough

Sacred Heart Secondary exists to serve the Catholic communities of Redcar, Marske and East Cleveland within the Diocese of Middlesbrough.  As a Christian community it is committed to bringing all members to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the person of Jesus Christ, and to provide them with the opportunity to commit themselves to lives centred on Gospel values.

The last Diocesan inspection report comments:

“Visitors entering the school are met by a piece of sacred art which bears the words of Christ: “Peace be with you”. This peace vivifies every relationship within the school and is evident in the respect and reverence that the pupils show to every other member of the community.”

“The outcomes for pupils in the Catholic Life of the school are already outstanding and have the capacity to improve even further.”

“This deserved success is driven by highly effective, motivated and principled leadership at all levels. Sacred Heart is a model Catholic community: one which could happily serve as inspiration for regional and diocesan transformation.”

The Academy is grateful for all the support provided by the parish priests and diocesan officers in developing the spiritual life of the community.  Whilst being dedicated to achieving the fulfilment of its own mission statement, Sacred Heart Secondary also recognises its role in supporting the Church’s mission and fully supports the Diocesan Vision statement for Catholic Education.

Diocesan Vision Statement for Catholic Education

To fulfil the Church’s mission to evangelise and make Christ known to all, the Diocese of Middlesbrough is committed to providing schools and colleges that:

  • provide education with Christ at the centre and a strong sense of Catholic identity meeting the spiritual needs of all
  • are welcoming, compassionate communities, in which all are equally loved and valued for who they are
  • are affirming, challenging educational communities committed to the search for excellence for all
  • work together as a Diocesan family of Catholic schools and colleges in order to ensure the best possible Catholic education for all young people 3 to 19
  • work in partnership with other local schools, education providers and stakeholders in order to enhance the quality of provision for all
  • live out the social teaching of the Church, and thereby promote community cohesion
  • contribute in joyful hope to the creation of a society which is highly educated, skilled, fundamentally loving and generous.