English Martyrs’ Catholic School

Anstey Lane Leicester Leicestershire LE4 0FJ

“English Martyrs’ Catholic School is a very rich community. We are drawn from a wide area of Leicester and we come from many different backgrounds and a number of parishes. We are first and foremost a prayerful community,  strengthened by God’s word and enlivened by God’s grace. Mass is the most important aspect, the “source and summit” of our community life. In our community we know that everyone is created in the image of God and we seek to ensure that everyone is able to make the most of their unique talents. We know it is our duty to help one another to grow in maturity and to learn together to the best of our ability. In our community we seek to follow Jesus’ instruction “Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another” (Jn.13). We put other peoples’ needs before our own. We work for justice and peace in the world. Our motto “May they all be one ... so that the world may believe” reminds us that in our day we should be martyrs (which means witnesses) to Jesus’ love in action. As St Teresa puts it: “Christ has no body now but yours”.”



Qualifying Round: Leicester 2010/11

DEBATE: Extremism on Campus

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Leicestershire 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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