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 : THIS WEEK IN SCHOOL - Bring in your decorated pumpkins to school for judging on Wednesday.....Please could you bring donations of cakes and baked goods to be sold on Thursday and Friday after school.....Non-Uniform this Friday for 'bring a bottle'....St. Mary's - Accrington & Hyndburn Football Cup Competition Winners 2021-22! Congratulations to our children! Congratulations to Evie and Harry, our new Head-Girl and Head-Boy!....'Meet the Teacher' at school next week - please see letter emailed home for morning and evening times for each class...

Our subjects in school!

Over the course of this school year, we will be providing you with interactive information about all of our subjects in school, from English to Music and Maths to Art. We designed our curriculum to make every subject important and give our children the chance to experience all of them in the hope of creating a life long interest, hobby or maybe even an occupation! Please keep revisiting the page where we hope to add a different subject every few weeks and you will get to see the children enjoying these subjects and also meet our fasntastic subject leaders!


English Reading

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum at St. Mary's and our pupils achieve extremely well due to the variety of reading opportunities provided throughout the day. Our last Key Stage 2 results revealed that we were in the top 10% for progress in reading and in the top 10% for children achieving the higher standard in Lancashire (over 40% of the year group). These are just some of the ways that reading is taught at St. Mary's.  Are end of Key Stage 2 results show a three year upward trend with 100% progress made by all children from their starting point in Reception Class and nearly 50% of children making more than expected progress.

Guided Reading 

Children are taught guided reading every day in their classes. They work in different ability groups and have a pre-read before engaging with their teacher in a guided read. Following this, they are set tasks which will reveal their understanding to the age appropriate learning. Please see the link below for a selection of children's writing throughout the school. These comprise of a huge variety of written follow-up tasks which the children do independently.

English Writing





P.E. & Games



As with all of our topics, we make sure that Geography and History link with our English units. As an end of term outcome for their English unit, Class 3 presented a piece about how we need to look after our environment with a direct focus on plastics. 

Modern Languages