Catholic Life

Our Faith

Despite the many changes that the school has seen since 1928, the teachings of the Gospel and the links to the Catholic Church have been central to the mission and work of the school.

At St Marys, our faith is central to everything we do. We show this in many ways. There are regular assemblies, masses and liturgies to which parents are always welcome.

The curriculum we follow is based around ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’ developed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Virtue Tree Display - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy
Prayer Focus - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy
Virtues - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy

We expect all children to participate in various RE activities, and we always aim to include all children wherever appropriate. All children have opportunities to lead and participate in prayers, readings and singing, whatever their religion. We embrace the culture and heritage of all children and follow a planned programme of work to raise multi-cultural awareness.
The importance of prayer is evident throughout school. The children are encouraged to learn set prayers for the beginning and end of the school day, together with grace before and after meals and traditional prayers of the Catholic Church. Parental support in promoting prayer is very much appreciated. Children are also given reflection times during their classes where they can lead and reflect on prayer where they feel is appropriate.

We celebrate Mass as a whole school in the church at the beginning and end of each half term. Individual classes then attend mass on a weekly rota basis. Parents and parishioners are welcome to join the children at mass. Every family receives a Wednesday Word resource sheet each week to promote family prayer and reflection, and teachers lead the whole school every Monday morning with an assembly based on the themes from the Previous Sunday’s Gospel.

Prayer Focus - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy
The Beatitudes - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy
Prayer Focus - St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy

CAFOD Fishy Fundraiser

We recently held a Fishy Fundariser for CAFOD, an amazing £297.10 was raised.  We would like to thank everyone who donated.  As you can see from the below pictures the children really enjoyed themselves.  For more information about CAFOD and the Fishy Fundraiser please follow this link:

CAFOD were very grateful for everyones contributions and posted the following on their social media:

Catholic Life News & Parish Newsletters

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Wednesday 11th October

Please click on the link below to view the letter about our Macmillan coffee morning on Wednesday 11th October, 10.00-11.00am: Macmillan Coffee Morning letter October 2017


RE Inspection – Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th

We have our Section 48 RE Inspection on Monday and Tuesday next week. We are sure the inspectors will be very impressed with the Catholic Life, Collective Worship and RE at St Mary’s.


RE 2012 Inspection

Please click on the link below to view our 2012 RE Inspection report: 2012 RE Inspection Report


Summer Fayre – Saturday 8th July – 12 Noon to 2pm

Please click on the link below to view the poster advertising our Summer Fayre on Saturday 8th July. We hope to see you there!   Summer Fayre 2017 Poster


Parish Newsletter 2nd July 2017

Please click on the link below to view the Parish Newsletter from 2nd July: 2nd July, 2017 Newsletter


St Marys Catholic Primary Academy