Welcome to the CJM Research School


Our school is focused on improving student outcomes and such we believe in adopting teaching methods and practises that are firmly rooted in research.

Our staff put evidence-based educational research into practice in our classrooms; and our students are encouraged to adopt the key principles of good research practice when approaching any analytical task. They therefore develop a firm framework on which to build as they continue to advance in education.

Student research associates from all year groups meet regularly to work on research projects and to share ideas and resources. In addition, all our year 12 students complete an Extended Project using their research skills.

Our designation as a Research School is supported by St Mary’s University, with whom we have a working partnership linked to research and development in education. Further details on our research school and its ethos are published in Networking: Catholic Education Today.

Research associates from the school have recently presented papers at conferences in Dublin and Birmingham under the auspices of Networking Catholic Education Trust and the Network For Researchers in Catholic Education.

We are hosting two national one-day conferences in 2020: Social Justice & Catholic Education in March, and Female Researchers in Catholic Education in July.


We invite requests from academics interested in conducting research at our school. Please contact The Director of Research Mr C Doel at cdoel@cjmlc.co.uk