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 : MP Sarah Britcliffe visits St. Mary's and school is mentioned in Parliamentary debate (see Green R.E. tab - Eco Classroom - Sarah Britcliffe visit)...For latest Admissions Policy, please go to the blue contacts tab and scroll down...Lent 2021 - Please see our 'R.E. GIFT Team' Tab for information on Lent 2021....For 'Home Learning' please go to 'Curriculum' and drop down to 'COVID19 Home Learning' and select your class...Coach Kyle fitness activities each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. - Zoom invites will be delivered beforehand.... Please see our new 'On-Line Safety for Parents' section - Go to 'More' then 'Parent's Section' then 'On-line Safety' for tips on how children can stay safe on-line at home.......Please visit the 'Worship' section by clicking on the green 'R.E./G.I.F.T. Team tab for exclusive Worship videos created and delivered by our G.I.F.T. Team which you can interact with at home!....

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Recently we have been working tirelessly at school to create stronger links with our Parish. We attend Parish committee meetings and regularly come up with activities and next steps to strengthen these links even further. Below are some recent photographs to illustrate these links...

December 2019 - The school choir and Class 5 have visited lots of local people over the festive period including a shopping market hall in Accrington, The Hollies residential home for the elderly and SPAR supermarket.

Autumn 2020 - It is really sad that we can't go out into the community like we used to but we are doing everything we can to liaise with them in as many ways as possible. We will be taking part in lots of on-line activities including carol singing, Worship and messages to the community. We have also made a huge effort with charity work as we aim to look after all of the people who really need our help in the community. Father Farrell is also making weekly visits to each class which we are truly greatful for...

November 2019 - We held a beautiful Mass as Mrs Sheridan was brought forward into the Catholic Faith. 

November 2019 - Remembrance Day. The G.I.F.T. team gave Class 4 and Class 5 the task of researching a local soldier who died in either the First or Second World War. They then planted crosses in the ground to honor them which the parishioners were able to see on their way to Church this weekend.

 November 2019 - The community have been involved in collecting jackets and coats for charity. We filled 10 large bags full of clothing.

November 2019 - The G.I.F.T. team visited the Parish Friendship Group for an afternoon of fun and games...and some delicious cake! This will now become a regular fixture as we continue to make stronger links with our community.

Sept 2019 - Special Mass for the 60th Anniversary of the Church.

October 2019 - 'Open the Book', a group of local parishioners, come into school to deliver acts of Worship to the school children each half-term.

September 2019 - Mrs Hinds and the local parishioners has been busy preparing evidence of all of the sacraments that have happened at St. Mary's Church over the last 60 years.

September 2019 - The School Uniform Bank are a charity run by one of our parents. They provide free uniform and school equipment for those families who might need a helping hand.

June 2019 - The school joined forces with the parish who put on a choral singing event for the community to enjoy.

Our eco-classroom has been built using eco-brick donations from the local community. They were all invited to share in the celebrations as Bishop John officially opened it up to our children.

Summer 2019 - Food bank parcels. We have been busy growing food to donate to our local food banks.

June 2019 - The G.I.F.T. Team invited a member of the Parish, Mr McManus, to tell him about the initiatives we have planned in school this coming school year.

2019 throughout the year - various photographs of our Parish Picnic event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Church.