Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School


Spiritual Life


“One hundred and twenty years on, the spirit of the Foundress is alive and well at the school.”

Diocese of Westminster Inspection Report 2009

Since 1888 the Convent of Jesus & Mary Language College has benefited from a strong Catholic ethos which lies at the heart of everything we do. The school was founded in 1888 by a small group of French nuns who had come to England in 1860, inspired by the values of their foundress, St Claudine Thévenet (Mother Mary St Ignatius): service, education, forgiveness, family spirit, simplicity and love of Jesus and Mary

St Claudine’s vision was to provide an exceptional education for girls. Inspired by that vision, our whole school, staff and students, strive to live out St. Claudine’s values so our students grow …

The majority of our school community are Catholic. Staff and students of other faith traditions are a vital part of the school community, supporting and participating in our spiritual life.

In this part of our website, we invite you to explore the ways we live out our Catholic life together.

  1. Prayer and Liturgy

  2. Common Good

  3. Local Community

  4. Retreats and Mission

  5. St. Claudine & the Sisters of Jesus and Mary

  6. Chaplaincy


A prayer a day for advent

To celebrate Christmas and remind us of the importance of this time of year our school Chaplin has produced a daily prayer and scripture for reflection and thought.