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Welcome to Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School


Holy Innocents' is a one form entry Catholic Primary School with close links to the Parish of Holy Innocents', Orpington.


Pupils also come from the neighbouring parishes of St. Michael and All Angels, Farnborough and St. Theresa's, Biggin Hill. We take children from all religious backgrounds and children with no religious backgrounds. 

The school is distinctively Roman Catholic in nature and we follow the Liturgical as well as the academic calendar.

Each term starts with a Mass at Holy Innocents' Church. The children organise these Masses by practising the readings, writing the bidding prayers, serving, welcoming, singing and even dancing on special occasions!

During Lent & Advent we have special  Penitential services during which our local Deacon visits to lead a penitential rite. Pupils lead this service by organising an examination of conscience and after the service, pupils in KS2 have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

During May, we have special devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary by holding a May Procession. Rosary Club meets during May and October once a week in the school chapel.

We have recently started sessions of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament in the school chapel, facilitated by a visiting Priest to the Parish who visits the school every Thursday. Fr. Paul is also available to chat to staff and parents.


Click here for a link to the RE page.

Kenyan Appeal 2024

This year our Mini-Vinnies have teamed up with Fr. Paul Areman to help a school in Kenya. Please read their letter below.

Sponsored Walk 2024

The Mini-Vinnies have organised a sponsored walk to help raise £2,500 to buy desks and chairs for St. Bhakita's School in Kenya.

This is part of our ongoing 'Twinning' project.

You can donate here.

Oscar Romero Award 2022

Message in the Parish Newsletter Autumn 2022


"A School to be proud of

We are delighted that there are many schools and educational establishments represented in the parish, but of course we have a soft spot for our parish school, Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School, situated just up the road.

As those of us privileged to attend the Blessed Sacrament procession on the school’s playing fields in the summer will testify, it makes no secret of its Catholic identity. There are many links between parish and school, not least the many families from the parish with children there, the seven parishioners on the Governing Board and our frequent School Masses.

Under the leadership of Headteacher Ryan Langford, the School coped impressively with the challenges of the pandemic. In the words of Chair of Governors Ian Wilson, it is now going “really well – very, very busy!”.

Ian mentioned in particular the success of the Pre-School, which is over-subscribed and a huge asset for the school, both in terms of income and in showing the main school in a very positive light to prospective parents. He also praised the allotment project, which we will hear about at Masses this weekend.

That project is an example of the parish’s commitment to supporting the school in as many ways as possible. We’ve asked Mr Langford to let us know how parishioners might be able to help in other ways. And to raise awareness of what’s happening in the School, we aim to feature more school news in this newsletter and to display the School’s weekly newsletter on the noticeboard in the porch.

We congratulate Mr Langford and everyone involved in the school for all that has been achieved – and continue to pray for, and look forward to, its future success."