Sacred Heart Goals and Network

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Digby Stuart College is part of a global Sacred Heart Network made up of schools, colleges, and universities across the world who were all created by the Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJs) - a women’s Catholic religious congregation founded in France in 1800.

The founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, was driven by a desire to heal the pain and division in her country in the aftermath of the French revolution by helping others to discover the love of God's Heart. She chose to do this primarily through education and spirituality, and especially through the education of girls and women. When the Society expanded their mission to England in 1874, Digby Stuart College was founded as a centre to train and inspire women who would go on to serve in education as teachers and leaders. You can find out more about the rich history of the College by heading over to our History page

With these foundations, Digby Stuart College is proud to be a part of the Sacred Heart Schools and College Network in England and Wales.  Alongside our 5 schools, we aim to educate the whole person, committing to each student's spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth.  We support our students to flourish as they play their part in building up our college community, holding the integrity and dignity of all members at its core. We encourage each member of our community to develop their social awareness and act in a way that is compassionate, reflective, and always in the pursuit of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.