The De La Mennais Brothers were founded in 1819 by two Breton priests, Frs. Jean-Marie De La Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes. Their mission is to educate the young and “make Jesus Christ better known and loved”. They currently have Brothers and schools in 26 countries.
The Brothers are the Trustees of SFX and have been involved here since the early 1960s, taking over the running of the school from the Jesuits in 1974. There is a Brothers’ community attached to SFX, with four of the Brothers there directly involved in the life of the school in different ways (Deputy Head, Chaplain, Governor and French Language Assistant).

For more information about the history of the Brothers go here: You can find out more about the lives of the De La Mennais Brothers at SFX by watching this video, “A Day In The Life Of A Brother”, Go here for information about what is going on today in our worldwide network of schools, Brothers’ communities and youth ministry organisations.

Taking students from SFX 6th Form to work with primary school children in Indonesia

The De La Mennais Brothers at the SFX community.