St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

We pray, We work, We play, We care, We do our best!


Devonshire Drive, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5RJ

01254 231277

LATEST NEWS & DATES : 1/5/2024 - Class 3 & 4 Mass at 10.00 a.m.....17/5/2024 - Race Night at St. Mary's Organised by PTFA....22/5/2024 - Reception Heights & Weights.....22/5/2024 - Class 1,2 & 5 Mass at 10.00 a.m......23/5/2024 - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Church at 10.00 a.m.....24/5/2024 - Deadline for Year 6 Residential payment....24/5/2024 - School breaks up for 2 weeks......10/6/2024 - Y1 Phonics and Y4 Multiplication Checks over next 2 weeks....17/6/2024 - Whitehough Y6 Resdiential - 3 days....26/6/2024 - Junior Trip to Outdoor Elements.....27/6/2024 - New to Reception Starters Evening at 6.00 p.m......7/7/2024 - Sacrament of Holy Communion - Time TBC....9/7/2024 - New to Reception Taster Morning at 9.05 a.m......10/7/2024 - Infant Trip to Smithills Farm.....11/7/2024 - Year 6 Leaver's Service in Church at 10.00 a.m.......12/7/2024 - Y6 Leaver's Lunch......15/7/2024 - Reports Out to Parents......16/7/2024 - Junior Play Performance - 'Cinderella' - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m......17/7/2024 - Year 6 Leaver's Assembly.....17/7/2024 - School Finishes for the Summer at 1.15/1.30 p.m.


Class 2's "Book Your Holiday In The UK" video for the British Tourist Board - the end product to their Geography topic.

Back together in Whole School last!

New Head-Girl & Head-Boy

Reception & Year 6 buddies meet each other!

St. Mary's win the Accrington School's Tournament! Match Report by Harry Moss


The first game versus Mount Pleasant started brightly on a difficult pitch with some nice passing and mixing it up. Harry P and Maxwell linked up nicely to get the opening goal and calm a few early nerves. A clean sheet in the opening game and very well organised defensively. Final score 1-0 win.

The second game versus St Johns, Baxenden was dominated by St Mary’s with numerous chances, but we just couldn’t find the back of the net. Final score 0-0.

A great 3-0 win against St Anne’s and St Joseph’s which was led by a convincing hat-trick by Maxwell. We now advanced on to the semi-finals after not conceding in the group stage.

The Semi – Final saw us win 2-0 against St Peters & St Pauls, Rishton.  After a great cross by Harry P,  Sam slotted home with a tidy finish. Then a brilliant corner by Maxwell Sam coolly headed his second of the game which put the game out of reach. We advanced on to the finals much to the delight of the crowd!

The final saw us play St Marys, Oswaldtwistle. After being cheered on by parents and teachers including Mr Mashiter we won the tournament with a 1-0 win. There were some great saves by our keeper Jacob and a well worked free kick from Harry P which separated the two sides at the final whistle.

I’d also like to mention and thank our very own Pep Guardiola, David Blezard, who led us onto the win in the end!!!

Well done to Junior, Milo, William, Jacob, Harry P, Maxwell, Sam, Freddy and Harry M! Everybody in the team contributed to this win and a massive thanks to Mrs Sheridan who helped organise the event without her this never would have happened.

Year 6 Pupil Leaders 2021-22

Our new school council

Class 2 End of Term Presentation of their 'Toy Museum' for History

Worship areas in school this term

Class 2's timeline work in History

Welcome to the U.K. - London Landmark presentations

The Eggsplorer team visits school to work with Class 1 and Class 2

Autumn Term Infant Art Topic Focus - Printing

Creating interest for our 'Toy Topic' in the infants...

Class 1  are learning about seasons and today we found out about the Arctic and what the weather conditions are like. We used small world play to explore the Arctic. We identified some Arctic animals and used pipettes to melt the ice. We used new vocabulary such as freezing, melting, ice and brinicles.

Kurling Competition for Y1 and Y2

Curriculum enrichment for Class 4 at Mount Carmel - Computing

Novels for classes this half-term

Class 3's Outdoor Invertebrate Hunt! 

Weekly Forest School sessions start for Reception children

The children really enjoyed their visit from Father Farrell today. We discussed what present we could give to Jesus at Christmas. The children responded with lovely ideas such as; being kind, helping others and sharing.

Remembrance Day - 11/11/2021

Provision in EYFS

Learning French in Class 3

Looking after butterflies in breakfast club

Design a pumpkin competition...

Month of Mary - Mission Together!

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Winter Coat Charity Appeal for the Baptist Church

More action from Forest School - making leaf sun catchers

Visit to Oswaldtwistle Civic Hall for the Aladdin Pantomime

Bob Turner CAFOD Assembly 

First meeting for the G.I.F.T. team!

Worship Leaders are chosen in classes

Year 6 Design & Technology at Mount Carmel

Science at Mount Carmel for Class 5

MacMillan's Cake & Bake stall

Travelling Nativity - Home Worship

Take Away themed dinner day!

St. Mary's go top of the football league with 5 wins out of 5! Report by Sam B.

St. Mary’s year 6 boys competed in the Hyndburn League Football Competition (League B) on Monday evening.

In the first game against St. Nicholas, Harry P came off the bench and immediately scored the winning goal to earn a 1-0 win in a very close game.

In the second game against Belthorn, Sam latched onto a long ball from Harry M, flicked on by Harry P to score the only goal, after only 10 seconds.

In the third game against Benjamin Hargreaves, Harry P scored a game-changing penalty and followed up with 2 assists for Maxwell to score twice to make it 3-0.

Next up was St Mary’s Oswaldtwistle where 2 more goals from midfield by Maxwell secured a hard fought 2-1 win, proving that the St Mary’s defence is not invincible.

In the final match of the day the lads ran out 2-0 winners against Great Harwood thanks to 2 goals from Harry P, including one incredible free kick.

5 games, 5 wins - a great start to the league season.  

All of the boys (Freddy, Harry M, Harry P, Jacob, Junior, Maxwell, Milo, Sam and William) contributed to a great team effort and an outstanding performance. Big thanks to our own Alex Ferguson (not Pep Guardiola!) David Blezard for coaching the team, to Mrs. Sheridan for organising the event and all of the parents for cheering the team on.

Christmas Bingo

EYFS Provision - December 2021

Travelling Nativity

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Pastor Anne presented with winter coats for the community

Art days in class - printing

Santa Dash

Christmas Dinner

Year 6 Outdoor Worship

God's Gardeners - Autumn 

Class 2 Outdoor Worship

Class 4 visit Mount Carmel to enhance their computing skills

St. Mary's - Cross Country Champions 2021-22

 Service in school - Blessing the Reception children and the GIFT Team

Class 3 visit Accrington Stanley

GIFT Team prepare prayers for our 'Blessing of the Reception Children' Service

Making Pumpkin Soup in EYFS

This week, we listened to the story ‘Pumpkin soup’ by Helen Cooper. We then prepared our own pumpkin soup, using our cutting skills, listening carefully to the instructions.

Season of Creation - Father Tansey helping us collect the food & Class 2's focus on the creation story

Sportshall Athletics - Class 3

Creative Prayers from Class 3

GIFT Team advertise for new members

Visit to Pastor Anne & the Baptist Church for charity work

GIFT Team prepare 'Angel Cards' for the homeless.

Year 3/4 Football Tournament

Father Farrell visits Class 1

Visit by Mount Carmel to teach Class 4 Spanish!

Forest School in Reception!

Mad4Maths team competing in a quiz at Mount Carmel

Class 1 Outdoor Science Experiment

Oakhill Indoor Athletics Event

Class 2 use music to help with their poetry

Head Boy & Head Girl reading to Reception

GIFT Team meet to discuss Harvest arrangements

GIFT Team preparing for the Month of Mary

God's Gardeners with Mrs Schofield and Mr Meechin

Bottle donations for the Christmas Fayre

Traditional Sports Day competition

Santa Dash!

Baptist Church Thank-you!

Pumpkin competition winners!

Rotary Club present dictionaries to Year 6

More EYFS Forest School activities