Prayer is very important in the life of our school and is rooted in the Lasallian Value of Faith in the Presence of God.  Each form has its own Prayer Book, which includes examples of prayers said in the Form.  This prayer book accompanies the students and their form throughout their Spiritual life at St Margaret Ward.  Many of the prayers have been written by the students and reflect their concern and social awareness of those in need. 

Praying Each Day is the website run by the De La Salle, dedicated to prayer and replection. It offers prayers and reflections for each day and helps us in our prayer life, and helping us to be in the presence of God, as St Jean Baptiste De La Salle taught us.

Please see below link

Praying Each Day

Traditional Prayer
Prayer is an important part of life here at St Margaret Ward.  Here are some of our traditional prayers

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father,
Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name; 
Thy Kingdom come, 
Thy will be done 
on earth as it is in Heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; 
and forgive us our trespasses 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, 

the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are thou amongst women 
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now 
and at the hour of our death


The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning 
is now, 
and ever shall be, 
world without end. 

The Angelus
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

    Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,

    Now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

    Hail Mary, etc.

V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
    Hail Mary, etc.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Pour forth, 
we beseech Thee, O Lord, 
Thy grace into our hearts, 
that we to whom 
the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son 
was made known by the message of an angel, 
may by His Passion and Cross 
be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. 
Through the same Christ Our Lord. 

Assemblies are held each week for the year groups. At St Margaret Ward we have a rota where Assemblies are led by

The Senior Management Team
The Learning and Progress Managers
The Lay Chaplains
The Form

We endeavour to follow the Gospel of the week and include our Lasallian Values.

Form Assemblies are prepared and delivered by the Form who will reflect and pray for issues pertinent to them.


Every year group has the opportunity to celebrate Mass during the year. Mass is either celebrated here in School or at our Parish Church of The Sacred Heart, Tunstall. 

Additionally there is a Year 7 Mass or Welcome and a Year 11/13 Leavers’ Mass

We also welcome Years 4 and 5 to celebrate a Collegiate Mass and Year 6 to a Friendship Day Mass

Liturgical Calendar

Being a Catholic School we follow the Liturgical Calendar of the Catholic Church. This is marked around school by the Liturgical Cloths

Purple for Advent and Lent
White for Christmas and Easter
Green for Ordinary Time

On our main corridor, our students have produced fabulous works to commemorate our School Saints who gave their life to the service of others and the glory of God