The St Catherine’s Trust
for Traditional Catholic Education
Traditio et Veritas

The Purpose of Our Summer Schools

Our Summer Schools are intended to support Catholic families in the education of their children in the Catholic Faith. In an educational environment increasingly hostile to the Faith, both home-schooled and conventionally educated Catholic children can benefit from a week’s genuinely Catholic school environment.

Focusing on the humanities, students have an opportunity to reflect on our great Catholic heritage of literature and art, on the role of the Church in history, and on Catholic philosophy.

The school day is framed by the Traditional Mass in the morning, and Sung Compline in the evening. Students benefit from a programme of catechesis, and there is daily Rosary.

The academic aspects of the week are balanced by singing, sport, recreation and creative activities, and outings.

In the evenings, there are talks from visiting speakers, or an opportunity to see some Catholic films.

Our Schools are intended to be residential, although anyone living very close by can attend during the day only.

Full board is provided, and accommodation is in single, twin or triple rooms. Boys and girls are in separate wings of the accommodation.


Our Summer Schools are generously sponsored by our major benefactors:
  • The St Peregrine Trust
  • The Craigmyle Charitable Trust
  • The Latin Mass Society
This means that we do not need to charge the full cost to those attending the School, which would be in the region of £200, principally for the accommodation. Instead, we would recommend a donation from participating families according to their means, which can be given to the Trust by Gift Aid.

Our aim is that no one should be put off attending the our Schools on grounds of cost.

Anyone feeling able to make a larger donation is encouraged to do so!

St Catherine’s Trust

The Trust was set up in 2004 to establish a charitable trust which could take legal responsibility for running a Summer School. In line with current good practice, the Trust undertakes the usual legal checks on its staff, and takes out public liability insurance for its Summer Schools.

As a registered charity (no. 1110417), it can accept charitable donations and Gift Aid.

It is completely committed to the Traditional teachings, discipline and liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, and is entirely independent of all other organisations.