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Karl Nova - Rapper

As part of our Multi-Cultural Week, on Wednesday 13 July, St Gregory’s welcomed author and rapper Karl Nova in to school.


Karl Nova is one of the UK's leading poets and hip hop artists who delivers his work in schools to inspire students about poetry, reading, writing and books and to develop their skills and enthusiasm.


Delivering his work in his own inspirational, witty and energetic style, Karl performed to all year groups throughout the morning. Born and raised in London, as well as Lagos, Karl always found it difficult to fit in as a child. This is reflected in his music which illustrates what it is like to be on the margins in a world where conformity seems to be the key in gaining acceptance.


Always keen to be one to defy expectations and go against the grain, Karl has also recently won the CLiPPA 2018 Award and one of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, The Ruth Rendell Award 2020.


After his performances Karl held book signings for students. If any further students would like a signed copy of one of Karl’s books, they can be ordered directly from Karl via this link:

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.


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St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.