St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

For more information please see the safeguarding section of our website.


"My child was always very happy at St Mary's..... she is in all the top sets at her High school and that is because of St Mary's" (Y6 Leavers' Survey 2016)


Welcome to St Mary's.

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School has been in existence since 1846, making it one of the oldest educational institutions in the Diocese of Leeds and the Halifax area. We are proud of our Catholic heritage and consider this to be central to all we try to achieve with our pupils.


We want all our pupils to reach their full potential in every way, but we especially want them to know that God loves each of them as unique and special individuals. In partnership with parents, carers, parishioners and external agencies we know we can achieve these objectives.

Mark Brennan



Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all the Governors, staff and volunteers share this commitment.

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Latest Events' Calendar Events

Y6 Keswick Residential Trip20May2019

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World Faiths Week03Jun2019

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Y6 Bikeability03Jun2019

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Years 3 & 4 Tropical World Trip04Jun2019

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Latest Newsletters

  • 13 May 2019

    FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS (Sunday 19th May: 11am) Our 12 Communicants will be receiving this very special Sacrament at St Mary’s Church in just over a week’s time. Please pray for them and their families.

  • 12 Apr 2019

    We break today for a two week holiday over Easter. The children will return to school – hopefully well rested – on Monday 29th April for an 8.55 am start. Mr Brennan, the Governors and all the staff wish you and your families a very happy, holy and peaceful Easter – when it eventually arrives!

  • 22 Mar 2019
    Newsletter 165

    THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION Monday 25th March (10am) Fr Martin will be celebrating Mass with us to mark the visit of the Angel Gabriel to Our Lady, to tell her that she would give birth to Jesus. All our community are very welcome to join us.

  • 04 Mar 2019
    Newsletter 164

    CONFIRMATION It was wonderful to see 56 young people (11 to 13 year olds) from our Halifax parishes receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Marcus at St Malachy’s Church on Wednesday evening last week. Congratulations to them all!

  • 04 Feb 2019
    Newsletter 163

    SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES A reminder that the final session of our Confirmation Programme is on Wednesday evening this week (7pm) and the 3rd session of the Confession Programme is also on Wednesday at 6.30pm.