Gumley House School FCJ

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School Information for Inspectors

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Getting to Gumley House FCJ
We have parking available for inspector visits.  Please use satnav TW7 6PP as this will bring you to the main school gates.  Our What3words address is///feed.float.quiz

Map of Gumley House School FCJ

Gumley House FCJ is part of the GAUDETE Trust (FCJ Educational Trust)

Throughout 2023/24, the FCJ Educational Trust will become The Gaudete Trust.

The Gaudete Trust has been established in 2023 by five Religious Orders, following a three-year collaborative venture steered by a working group of the National Association of Religious Orders in Education (ROE).
The five Religious Orders in the Gaudete Trust are:

  • The Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus.
  • The Christian Brothers
  • De La Mennais Brothers
  • La Sainte Union Sisters
  • The Sisters of Charity of St Paul the Apostle

Together, these Religious Orders bring seventeen schools to the Gaudete Trust

The venture was part of ROE’s mission to enable the rich heritage of Religious Orders to continue to enrich Catholic education and flowed from its desire to respond creatively to the needs of its members. The mainspring of the trust is the desire of Religious Orders to continue to put their charisms at the service of the Church. By adopting a collaborative approach to trusteeship, the Gaudete Trust offers those Religious Orders an alternative way of continuing to serve Catholic education.

Gaudete Trust – Legal Status
The Gaudete Trust is a legal entity with the authority to take on those legal, financial, and inspirational responsibilities of educational trusteeship that were formerly exercised by individual Religious Orders. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) recognized by the Charities Commission and a Public Juridic Person (PJP) recognized by the Catholic Church.

The Gaudete Charter, the foundation document of the Trust, outlines its Vision, Mission, Aims and Guiding Principles. It also outlines its Philosophy of Education. The Characteristics of the Gaudete Trust’s Education will be to provide a framework for the school and college communities in the 21st Century to contextualise three critical faith and spiritual stories.

  • The enduring story – Jesus, his life and ministry and values of the Gospel.
  • The expressive story – the story and the values expressed in the vision and philosophy of the Gaudete Trust and in the prophetic responses of our founders.
  • The evolving story – the courageous work and the legacies of the founders in an interpretive manner that carries them forward to create a new contemporary expression of the Gaudete Trust spirit. The story evolves as the world and society changes.

In the third section of the Charter, the Religious Orders have set out the charism that they are entrusting to the Gaudete Trust.  Part of the commitment of the Trust is to continually reflect on that gift of the charism of each Order and, in partnership with each Board of Governors, to promote it in the schools.

The Trust’s Vision and Philosophy of Education Statement illustrates the common ground that the Religious Orders share in their understanding of the Gospel values that translate into the church’s mission in education.