Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School


Common Good

As a school, we strive to contribute to the good of each other and the school as well as our local community and the world. In this way, we use our gifts and talents to serve others and to witness to Christ.



There are two major charitable fundraising seasons each academic year, in Advent and Lent. As a school community we choose one or two charities to support and we aim to raise £100 per form group. Every student is involved. Some recent events include a tea party, sponsored read-a-thon and, a staff and student netball match.

During the year, we give our support to other charities including, Macmillan Nurses in September, ‘Wear It Pink’, Race for LifeMovember, and the Shoe Box Appeal.


Each July a group of sixth formers joins the Westminster diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes as ‘Red Cap’ helpers to elderly and infirm pilgrims known as ‘malades’. Students who volunteer to join the pilgrimage spend several months fundraising and preparing for the experience. 


We became a Fairtrade School in July 2013. Our student group organise Fairtrade events during the year and keep up-to-date with campaigns and events. In March 2014, we welcomed Alexis, a farmer from Colombia, to school to share his story about farming and Fairtrade.


A delegation of students successfully petitioned the Governors to implement the London Living Wage throughout the school.

There are many other initiatives throughout the school that help us to flourish and to seek the good of others, including School Council and 6th Form Enrichment.

We are also proud to have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark in 2013


COMMON GOOD Fairtrade 2014

COMMON GOOD Fairtrade group with London Living Wage

COMMON GOOD Lourdes Red Cap Mass Feb 2014

COMMON GOOD McMillian Coffee Morning 2013

COMMON GOOD Wear it Pink 6th Form 2013

COMMON GOOD Wear it Pink 2013