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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:16 pm 
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Hi, has does anyone currently have or previously had a non-catholic child attending St Ambrose? Although we are still awaiting results, I got a really good feel for the school as did my son. We are not a religious family and my son has not been baptised so even if he passes he will be low down on the oversubscription list anyway. I did want to know though how any non-catholic boys have found it there with faith being such a big part of the school ethos?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:35 pm 
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Hi. My son is at St Ambrose and there are a few non catholics in his year but not many at all and they tend to live very close to school.
You are right though and the Catholic ethos is very much emphasised.
Would you and your son be comfortable with this? We are catholic so not an issue and I can't really answer your question but for example all Y7 go on an overnight retreat early on..
Perhaps have a look at the weekly newsletters on the parent section of school website to get a better feel of the ethos of the school?
Is your son sporty though as, tbh, it feels like sport is as important as religion sometimes!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:16 am 
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Thank you for your reply. His current primary also has a religious aspect to it especially in assembly etc although it isn’t a faith school so I think he’d fine fine with the ethos. However, I think he would be uncomfortable if asked to pray (although he would happily put his head down and stay silent while others were doing this). Is religion brought into every lesson? He plays rugby at the moment so he likes the school’s push for sport


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:56 pm 
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There are regular masses and I think that a prayer is said at start of every lesson. I think your son would be expected to respect that if he didn't join in.
Religion is not part of every lesson but I have another child at a different Catholic school and would say that there is a bigger emphasis on religion at St Ambrose than the other school. Not sure if that helps, sorry.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:27 am 
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When are the St Ambrose results?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:42 am 
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We got an email yesterday with the results


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