The spiritual development of students is at the centre of our purpose as a Catholic school. As part of the Salford Diocese family of schools we express our Welcome, Word,Worship, Welfare and Witness in all that we do.

All Year 7 students take part in a residential retreat at Savio House in Cheshire during the summer term.

All students are invited to our weekly Holy Mass which is celebrated each Thursday in the school chapel.

Retreats take place for students in other year groups either at Savio House or St Cassian’s Centre in Kintbury with Discovery Days also provided in Year 11.

The MAD (Making a Difference) and Genesis groups are at the heart of the spiritual life of our school and are a model of collaborative ministry where staff and students will work together as ‘People of God’.

"God inspires us to walk in the footsteps of His Son"

St Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Good Life Orphanage, Kenya

Cardinal Langley supports the Good Life Orphanage in Kenya and provides funding and prayerful support to allow them to continue their work. Staff and students regularly travel to work at the orphanage which caters for the educational and social needs of the poorest in society. This experience is open to students in the Sixth Form and has the power to transform the lives of staff and students in both schools.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Staff, students and governors from Cardinal Langley join with the Diocese of Salford to work with the sick and elderly. This is a highlight of the year for all those involved and is a profoundly deep and lasting experience for all those who take part.


Thanks to the support of Fr Kieren Mullarkey and other local priests, staff and students have the opportunity each Thursday to attend Mass in the school chapel. Whole school celebrations follow the liturgical year with specific events for Advent and Lent as well as our annual Founders Day celebration in July.

Mad & Genesis

All students in Years 7 & 8 who want to Make a Difference are invited to join the MAD group and take part in a range of spiritual, community and fundraising activities. Students take the lead in assemblies and liturgies, with the guidance of staff, strengthening their own faith and making a significant contribution to the school community. In Key Stage 4 students will have the opportunity to join Genesis and continue their work further. Members of MAD and Genesis are invited to the annual Lasallian Camp at St Cassian’s Centre in Kintbury and can meet with like-minded students from all over the UK for spiritual and enriching activities.

Charity Work

Students are encouraged to think of those less fortunate than themselves and are asked to give up their time to fundraise for a variety of charities throughout the year. In the past few years many thousands of pounds have been raised through our annual sponsored walk which has gone to support the Good Life Orphanage and other local, national and international charities. During Lent there is a specific focus on St Joseph’s Penny which supports Caritas in their work across Salford Diocese.