It is a great honour to serve Maria Fidelis as headteacher and I feel privileged to have given the responsibility of leading this wonderful school. Our core purpose is to provide academic excellence and success for all students within a Catholic FCJ community, and I am determined that the school builds on its strong legacy and continues to flourish. At Maria Fidelis, we have uncompromisingly high expectations for all students in terms of attitudes to learning, effort, behaviour and standards of uniform.
Our ethos is based on the FCJ values of dignity, companionship, hope, excellence, justice and gentleness, and these underpin the way we treat each other and ourselves.
Students here learn in an environment which has good discipline and is supportive; we pay particular attention to attendance and punctuality, both of which are vital to class discipline and effective learning. We are very fortunate to have such committed staff, who have the highest aspirations for our students and we work closely with parents as we strive for continued success for all of our students.
Our school plays an important and active role in both the local and wider communities, and this helps our students develop spiritually, socially and emotionally in order to meet the challenges they will face as future employees, employers, parents and community leaders.
Everyone is welcome here, everyone has a purpose here and everyone has a contribution to make.
By working together, we can ensure that students feel valued, develop a love of learning, make excellent progress and leave us with the necessary skills and attitudes to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
The Catholic faith is at the heart of everything we do at our school. Each day begins with time for prayer, often using the school’s online prayer resource as a source of guidance; we also have weekly assemblies and mass is celebrated throughout the year.
We encourage all our students to engage in extra-curricular activities. We currently offer: Basketball; Boxing; Chess Club; Choir; Dance; Debating; Duke of Edinburgh; Drama; Film Making; Football; Netball; The Empty Vault; Textiles; and Volleyball.
Maria Fidelis is situated in a convenient location between Euston and Kings Cross train stations, which makes it very easy to reach. The British Library, Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Trust, UCL, SOAS, LSE and Central St. Martin’s School of Art are all within a five-minute walk of the school.
I have recently joined the school, which is my first in London. I must say that I have been welcomed very warmly by fellow classmates in a new and vibrant city like London. My class have been very pleasant and welcoming to me. When I started my association with it, I was a little apprehensive about my Indian accent. I thought that many people may make fun of it but surprisingly, nobody made my accent the subject of a joke. After I joined the school, I instantly liked my maths teacher Ms Xu, and Ms McInerney. They guided me in my subjects and helped me settle down in a new place. I think I have gained a lot of confidence in very little time. Recently I was given the responsibility to help another new student who joined the school after me. I was able to extend a helping hand to her because I have become comfortable with my school and its regimen. I am very excited to be a part of music and sports classes which are intense and focused on team building. I am also liking my Spanish lessons. My classmates are very different from my old classmates in India. They come from different parts of the world with many interesting and different ideas of learning and thinking. I am enjoying this diversity here and am eager to learn good practices from other cultures as well.
I love going to drama club and filmmaking club. My favourite subject is English, the teachers are really friendly and good at what they teach, and the resources are brilliant. I would really recommend this school.
My favourite subject at Maria Fidelis is PE, there are so many opportunities and extra-curricular activities which have helped me improve and develop my skills. I love going to the Arsenal football after school club, and also getting involved in inter-house sports competitions.
DT is my favourite subject because the teacher has a sense of humour and the DT room has lots of modern equipment. Recently I made phone stand out of acrylic which was a lot of fun.
Maria Fidelis has supported me with my decisions, and they have offered me numerous opportunities. I have gone on many trips and I was even selected to join the 'Brilliant Club'. This allowed me to learn more about science and my passion for the subject grew.
Maria fidelis sixth form promotes a friendly and hard-working culture, which allows us as young people to grow and develop, ready to take on the next path of our lives as young adults.
My seven years at Maria Fidelis have been nothing short of wonderful, but the sixth form has been my favourite. The variety of A level subjects offered is fantastic, and the teaching team as a whole is incredibly friendly, approachable and helpful. With the help of my teachers, the application process for university has been made fairly simple for me, allowing me to be confident in the steps I am taking towards my future and to flourish as a young adult.
My 7 years at MF moulded me into the individual I am today and challenged me in ways beyond academia.The impact this school had on me is evident. I admire the resilience and ethos of the school that continually inspired me!