FOREST SCHOOL - Please dress children warmly for sessions.   



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.

Welcome to our website. I think we have managed to make it quite practical and comprehensive but if there is something missing that you would find useful please let us know.


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.

If you are a child in our school you may want to use this button to tell an adult in school

about something or someone that is worrying you.

Latest Events' Calendar Events

Blue Room Forest School Session22Jan2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class 2/1 JM Forest School Session22Jan2020

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Y5 SWIMMING24Jan2020

10:45 am - 12:00 pm @ Halifax Pool

Children walk to the pool and return on a dedicated Yellow Bus. Parents are not allowed to view children in the pool for Safeguarding reasons.

Class 4/3 PS Forest School Session27Jan2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class 1D Forest School Session27Jan2020

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Calendars page(s): Events' Calendar >>

Latest Newsletters

  • 10 Jan 2020
    Newsletter 177

    A WARM WELCOME BACK!! Happy New Year to everyone in our wonderful school community. It has been great to have the children back in school and to listen to all the exciting things they have been up to over the Christmas holiday.

  • 16 Dec 2019
    Newsletter 176

    NATIVITY PERFORMANCE Our KS1 and FS children did a super job last week! They told the story of Christmas with great singing and acting from all!! Well Done!

  • 22 Nov 2019
    Newsletter 175

    ADVENT 2019 The Church’s season of Advent, lasts for approximately 4 weeks from the 1st December to the 25th December and is a time for us to pray and engage in charitable works in preparation for the great feast of Christmas when Jesus was born. All our fundraising (except the Christmas Fayre) will be focussed on CAFOD World Gifts.

  • 12 Nov 2019
    Newsletter 174

    CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2019-20 All Catholic children currently in Y6 (and above) are eligible to be confirmed in their faith by the Bishop of Leeds on 5th February 2020. The next workshop for both parents and children will take place in school on Tuesday 12th November at 6.30pm and then again on the 26th November at the same time. NATIVITY PERFORMANCE Our KS1 and Foundation Stage children will be presenting us with the timeless story of the birth of Jesus on Thursday 12th December at 2pm. All parents and friends of our school are very welcome to join us!!

  • 11 Oct 2019
    Newsletter 173

    Notice about the Governors decision to join the Blessed Peter Snow Academy Trust