St. Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Burnley

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25th February 17

Welcome to St Mary's R.C. Primary School

Ash Wednesday : Mass in school on 1st March at 2pm. All welcome.                     

A warm welcome to our website from all at Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School


Our school is situated near our parish church of Saint Mary’s and serves the local Catholic community. We are a Voluntary Aided School within Salford Diocese.  We offer a safe and nurturing environment within which we value every child for their unique gifts and talents and help them to grow spiritually, academically, morally and socially.

Gospel Values and our mission statement ‘Love One Another’ underpin everything we do at Saint Mary’s.

We aim to live our school prayer everyday:

Speak with kindness every day.

Take care of others in a gentle way.

Make friends, forgive and show we care.

Always love and help and share.

Reach out to others when we can.

Yes, we are special in God’s plan.

Say ‘thank you, Lord,’ in a joyful way

For now, tomorrow and every day.


Our Mission Statement


      Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a place where the Spirit of Christ lives.  It is a caring, inclusive school where all children are welcomed and nurtured in a union of support between school, home and parish.  Our faith permeates a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which enables each child to reach their full potential. We celebrate the uniqueness of the individual and believe that each child is created in the image and likeness of God and has a spiritual journey to fulfil which is nourished by the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.


Our Mission Statement is ‘Love One Another’ so that our children:

  • feel valued and understand that they are part of God’s loving family
  • fulfil their potential and become the person God wants them to be
  • lead each other to Christ
  • care for, respect and appreciate others and God’s world
  • develop positive supportive relationships
  • have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith whilst experiencing   and celebrating  God’s love through the sacraments and  meaningful worship and liturgy

Interfaith Assembly

Last week we were pleased to welcome Mr Anwar into school to lead us in an Interfaith Assembly. Two Year 6 pupils took part in a quiz. It was interesting and fun.  We are looking forward to  more Interfaith Days starting next half term. 

Three Kings’ Mass

On Friday Father Peter came into school to celebrate our special ‘Three Kings’ Mass’. Our three Kings, from Year 5, have been selling bracelets made in Cambodia to raise money for the children there.  We also held  a non – uniform day on Friday to raise money. We were able to welcome Mrs Clarke to our school by giving her the gift of a holding cross.  It was also lovely to have parents and parishioners joining us for the celebration.