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The Diocese of
Westminster Academy Trust

Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College

Our aim is to support our schools whilst they strive to provide outstanding Catholic education for all the children in their care.

Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College (CJM) is a school where the emphasis is on aspiring to excellence.  We instil self-belief in our students and encourage them to overcome challenges and do their very best.  We have extremely high expectations rooted in traditional values that offer our girls an environment with clear parameters and a plethora of opportunities for praise.  Our girls achieve excellent exam results and develop into confident and articulate young women.

CJM is rooted in the Religious of Jesus and Mary, a congregation founded by St Claudine Thévenet on 6th October 1818 during the French Revolution. St Claudine is our patron and it is her values that we strive to emanate in our daily work:  Love of Jesus, Love of Mary, Forgiveness, Education, Simplicity, Family Spirit and Service.   Our mission statement: “With God’s grace, we excel and lead” is an aspiration to excellence – working to improve ourselves always.

Through service to others our girls show leadership and opportunities to demonstrate leadership are regularly provided.

Our history is important but the future of our girls is paramount.  In our ever changing society, girls need a thorough and well-rounded education to succeed and enjoy their futures. At CJM, our girls believe they can do well and that success is an outcome of their hard work and commitment. Not only do our girls achieve top grades, but they also leave with the depth of character and sound Gospel Values that set them apart from other young people competing for university places and jobs.

CJM has long been highly regarded for the high standards of behaviour and its outstanding care for the girls. The attendance rate in the school is exceptional and is a clear indication of the confidence that our girls have in feeling safe and secure throughout the day.

Our girls’ excellent conduct and manners are praiseworthy and behaviour is described as “exemplary” by Ofsted who stated: “The school’s high expectations of behaviour, which are underpinned by a strong and effective pastoral support system, result in students’ excellent conduct”.

Of course, the dedication and commitment of our staff is integral in our girls’ successes and together we strive to offer them the very best of opportunities as we encourage them to aim for excellence and be the best they can be.

Louise McGowan

Headteacher