Religious Education


Catholic Life at St John Bosco

At St John Bosco everything we do is centred on our special Catholic Identity.  We focus on the Gospel values and teaching children the importance of loving and respecting everyone as Jesus taught us.

We endeavour to support a range of charities throughout the school year much of work is driven by our school council who work with children throughout the school to plan which charities to support.  The children make their decisions based on research and take into account the impact they can have on other children and families across the school community, and the world.

Through works of charity our school community is able to live out their faith through helping others and becoming aware of the social injustices in the world.

We also ensure that our faith is shared between home and school by using our travelling crib (Advent) and our Journey with Jesus (Easter ) bags.




Parish Links
Our school is within the community of Sacred Heart church and St John Bosco
Chiswick Road, Sunderland SR5 3PY
Telephone Number 0191 548 0177
Father David



Collective worship at St John Bosco
Each act of worship at St John Bosco celebrates God’s presence in our lives. It is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. Our collective worship uses a wide range of resources and styles our staff support the development of differing styles of worship throughout the school.
Our worship takes many different forms and we gather in a variety of groupings, fostering a range of prayer styles appropriate to the age of the children and the occasion.


We gather together as a school community once a week led by the SLT.

On a Tuesday and Thursday each key stage gathers for collective worship led by the teaching staff and the children , the focus is based on the Gospel readings from the previous Sundays gospel. Staff and children will use the Wednesday word materials to support these collective worship sessions.
Once a week we come together as a school community to celebrate our achievements and successes.

In addition to these opportunities to worship, Mass is celebrated once a term in the school hall for children, staff, parents and parishioners.

All children also have the opportunity to plan and prepare their own class liturgy, worship at the end of each Come and See topic. 

Fund Raising


At St John Bosco everything we do is centred on our Catholic identity. We focus on the Gospel Values teaching the children the importance of loving and respecting everyone just as Jesus taught us.

This year as a school we have supported

Children in Need
Macmillan Cancer Care
The Royal British Legion poppy appeal
The Good Shepherd
Youth Mission Team
Wearside women in need
St. Aidan’s Food Bank