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FCJ Philosophy

Gumley House is a school founded in 1841 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ).  
Further information can be found on their dedicated website
Companionship is central to the FCJ Philosophy of Education.  it is particularly expressed through faithfulness and respect.  In the spirit of the FCJ Foundress, Marie Madeleine d'Houet, the school seeks to create a caring atmosphere where all can find a place and feel valued.  The uniqueness of each person is respected and all are invited to use their gifts for the service of others, for the transformation of society and the coming of God's reign.
All education programmes and activities emphasise the formation of the whole person.
The FCJ School community seeks to provide a stimulating and supportive environment, encouraging all to develop their full potential, with a special care for those deprived in any way.
Responsible citizenship, cultural identity, care for the environment and peace that does justice are fundamental principles in FCJ educational philosophy.  Ongoing reflection, evaluation and innovation enure that the school is open to the signs of the times.
Each member of the school community is committed to work in the light of the Gospel values and in response to Jesus' cry "I thirst" as spoken in the world today.  Mary, mother of God, has a special place in FCJ tradition and in our school.  Through "finding God in all things", FCJ schools strive to be nurturers of life and joyful messengers of hope and love, inspired by the mission of Jesus: "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10)

We take great pride in being part of a global family of FCJ schools and make regular links with them, particularly the ones in the UK: