At Carmel College, our mission is encapsulated in the words, 'I have come that you might have life to the full.' (John 10:10). This underpins our commitment to provide a holistic education that encompasses academic, spiritual, and pastoral development. Our focus is on nurturing virtues such as confidence, self-belief, and resilience in every student, ensuring they live life to the fullest.

Enrichment at Carmel: Unleashing Potential

At Carmel College, we offer over 80 enrichment activities and clubs each week, catering to diverse interests. From coding and rock climbing to salsa dancing and creative writing, there's something for everyone. Our dedicated staff invest their time to cultivate a vibrant extracurricular environment, actively encouraging students to lead their own activities.

This term's Fun House Friday Events 



Carmel House System: Fostering Healthy Competition

Each student in Carmel are members of one of our four houses, under the patronage of the Northern Saints Aidan, Cuthbert, Hilda, and Bede. Our House System promotes healthy competition among form groups. ClassChart points, attendance, and house points earned through various activities contribute to spirited interhouse competitions like spelling bees, quizzes, and sports. House captains organize teams and play a pivotal role in fostering solidarity. 

St Aidan's House - Students in forms C and A

St Hilda's House - Students in forms R and M 

St Bede's House - Students in forms E and L 

St Cuthbert's House - Students in forms J and P 



Trips at Carmel: Broadening Horizons

The world is our oyster at Carmel College, with a diverse range of trips enhancing the curriculum and enriching our students. From pilgrimages to Lourdes, missions in Peru, and study trips to Barcelona or London or closer to home trips to the Theatre, music venues, the beach etc, our students embark on unforgettable journeys. Discover highlights from our trip gallery and explore the list of trips offered at each year group.



Developing Leaders of the Future at Carmel: Student Leadership


At Carmel College, we believe in equipping students with the skills and confidence to lead positive change in their communities and beyond. Our leadership philosophy is rooted in fostering virtues that guide student leaders to make a lasting impact.

Confidence: Engaging in leadership activities at Carmel helps students develop confidence. Through various roles and responsibilities, students learn to express their ideas, take initiative, and believe in their abilities.

Resilience: Leadership activities often present challenges. Students learn to overcome setbacks, adapt, and problem-solve, developing resilience that empowers them to face difficulties head-on.

Responsibility: Student leaders understand the importance of accountability. They make responsible decisions that contribute to the collective wellbeing of their peers, fostering a sense of responsibility.

Honesty and Integrity: Integrity is fundamental to effective leadership. Student leaders at Carmel emphasize honesty, transparency, and ethics in their actions, building trust within the college community.

Self-Belief: Believing in oneself is a powerful trait. Carmel College fosters an environment that encourages self-belief among student leaders, empowering them to make a positive impact.

Compassion: Our student leaders embody compassion, demonstrating empathy, kindness, and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. They create an inclusive and supportive environment.

Servant Leadership: Inspired by the model of Jesus Christ, our leaders adopt a servant-leadership approach, putting the needs of others before their own. They work towards creating a harmonious and just college community.

Respect: Respect is a core value at Carmel College. Our student leaders respect diversity, communicate respectfully, value themselves, and promote environmental stewardship.

By participating in a range of leadership activities, Carmel College students gain valuable skills, contribute to a vibrant college community, and become leaders who inspire positive change within and beyond our College

At Carmel College, we don't just educate; we empower students to lead, innovate, and make a difference in the world.