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Take a look on each class page to see our wonderful costumes! World Book Day 2020!

Check out the Jellybeans page under Key Information to see more photographs of our sessions. Please join us if you can, the sessions are listed on our online calendar.

Well done on your performance, juniors, it was excellent! Thank you to everyone who came to support us!

Well done to our infants on their nativity performance and thank you to all who came to support them!

Our Juniors were in great voice as they performed 'The Magical Christmas Jigsaw' to three packed audiences. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and well done to all the children who took part.

We had a fantastic time as the whole school went to see the pantomime 'Cinderella' at King George's Hall in Blackburn. Oh no, you didn't! Oh yes, we most certainly did!

Thank you to all who came to support our Christmas Carol Concert at church this week! The choir performed two songs for us and sang beautifully.

Thank you to everyone who came to support our 'Enterprise Event' at school this December. The children loved working together to create a stall and sell their items. Please look on their individual class page for photographs of their stalls.

WELL DONE to our Fantastic Book Awards Team for their dedication all year!

Our Advent Prayer Walk around school.

Our school choir singing at Leyland Tesco on Wednesday to entertain the shoppers!

Thank you to the 'Prison Me No Way' team for doing our 'Your Choice Day!'

Once again we have been supporting the Rotary Shoe Box Appeal, helping children in Eastern Europe to have a brighter Christmas.

Last week Year 3 became ‘Howard Carter’ and investigated Tutankhamun’s tomb- and what amazing treasures they found!

Reception class enjoyed their Forest School sessions this week. Their challenge was to build a bridge and act out the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. Take a look on their class page to see more photos!

We helped the PTFA to plant trees in the playground! Keep an eye out as they grow!

This November, we decided to do a 'Book Themed Cafe' for our book fair. Thank you to all who attended, we were very busy! The cakes that entered the competition were very impressive and well done to our two winners for your fabulous cakes!

The Open the Book team joined us for Worship on Tuesday morning to tell us the story of Daniel and the Lions. Some fantastic costumes for the adults and children this week. Let us remember that God protects us all, just like he did with Daniel.

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Service at Church 10.11.19

Year 5 and 6 joined other schools at Bishop Rawstorne High School to listen to a talk from the wonderful Tom Palmer. He was great and played a book quiz with us for the chance to enter a penalty shootout. (We won the trophy!) We can't wait to read some of his other books! (In year 6 the children are very excited about D-Day Dog!)

Year 1 - Pumpkins and Fireworks

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We had a fantastic time at Construction Club,making fireworks out of KNex for Bonfire Night!

Year 6 are loving the WW1 topic! More info and pics on their class page!

Year 3 have had a wondeful trip! More info and pics on their class page!

Take a look on our Reception page to see some of the amazing activities they have been doing!

Our new play equipment is fantastic!


Take a look at our class pages to see what our classes have been doing.


We are so proud of all our Y6 pupils who achieved outstanding results in the recent SATs tests. The table below shows you how well our pupils did and shows you the comparison with national scores. Thank you to all staff who have worked very hard with the children over the years!

Subject National St Mary's

Greater depth

at St Mary's*

Reading 73% 90% 33%
Writing 78% 97% 33%
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 78% 90% 43%
Mathematics 79% 93% 27%
Combined Reading, Writing and Maths 65% 83% 17%

 * - No statistics available at present for national

Year 6 at Blackburn Cathedral for their Diocesan Leavers’ service

Well done to the Year 6 Rounders Team who were Runners Up in the Cluster Rounders Tournament at Eccleston Primary School yesterday. They played with enthusiasm, skill and determination to get through to the exciting final. What a super achievement for all the children involved!


We are SO proud of our Y4 Mini Red Tennis Team! After becoming Chorley Champions on Wednesday, an amazing achievement in itself, the team went on to represent Chorley in the Lancashire School Games Finals at South Ribble Tennis Centre. The children played with such skill and determination winning through to the quarter finals as group winners! They then went on to win both the quarter and semi-finals too!! Unbeaten, they reached the finals and after super matches and great sportsmanship, they were awarded Runners Up! Well done! What an excellent day to remember! Thank you to Mr Grice for coaching the team and to everyone who came to support!

Our A team and B team took part in the Chorley Sports Partnership finals at Croston tennis club. They came 1st and 2nd respectively out of a total of 18 schools. Congratulations to EVERYONE who took part.

We are in the Lancashire Evening Post. Take a look at our video under 'St Mary's in the Community' where you can see how we raised money for the charity Cancer Research UK.

Huge congratulations to two of our Mini Red Tennis Teams who played their way through to the Finals of the Chorley Sports Partnership Tennis Competition at Croston Tennis Club on Wednesday. Our third team also won to go through to the semi-finals! It was a great achievement all round and we wish the children best of luck for next week!

The Christian holy day of Pentecost celebrations at our school.

Year 5 have been very lucky over the last month; Abi brought caterpillars to school for us. We looked after them and watched them change through metamorphosis into beautiful butterflies. We fed them rotting fruit and sugar water and decided it was approprite to release them on D-Day. Thank you, Abigail and family!

Thanks to Cal and Dennis from the prison team for coming in today. We enjoyed learning about what life would be like in prison and won't be taking our freedom for granted anymore.

Year 5 enjoyed a day at Westholme's annual STEM competition! Well done! We enjoyed 4 tasks throughout the day and came second out of 18 in one of the tasks.

Messy Church in May. We loved building in our woodland area!

Day 5 - Our ‘Arts Week’ has sadly come to an end...

Day 4 - Our STEM Day. The challenge was to learn about a famous British engineer and to create a 'product' based on their original ideas. Please see each class page for their individual work. Here is a selection...

Day 3 of 'Arts Week'! We loved trying new sports and even learning a few 'old' games!

Day 2 of 'Arts Week' involved learning a Shakespeare play in just half an hour. Each class acted out a section to create the play. Well done, children!

Day 1 - Creative Day

We met in the morning for a fabulous introduction from Mrs Birchall. We looked at the plan for the week and the reasons why we were celebrating 'Best of British' this week. We spoke about the British Values and our Christian Values in school.


Each class focused on a famous British artist; please see each class page to see their work.


We all came together later in the day and enjoyed listening to the choir sing British songs to us. They also loved hearing us sing our own favourite songs to them. 

  Arts Week - Best of British

This week we will be having our annual 'Arts Week' with the theme being 'Best of British' this year .


We have 5 days of activities to celebrate Great Britain and our British Values:


  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


We ensure that throughout school we promote these values. As a school we have a duty to prepare our children for life in the Britain of today.

We had a special treat today thanks to the winners in the Year 5 coding competition at the Chorley Hack. DXC came into our school with virtual reality equipment for the children. Thank you so much DXC!

Our Tag Rugby Team this year!

Year 5 completed their 'Bikeability' level 1 and 2 this week, take a look on their page.

Year 6 Girls Cluster Football Team

Year 6 Boys Cluster Football Team

Guitarists entertained Year 1 who loved their playing and singing.

STEM Club made pneumatic monsters this week & balloon powered vehicles the week before.

Our Easter Egg Competition this week was excellent! Well done to all who took part and to all who won a prize!

Cross Country March 2019

What a night! Every child that competed in the race completed the run which is excellent! We all know that running for a long distance is hard.


We are so proud of the children from St Mary's, well done for cheering on the other children and for being happy for everyone. There were roughly 50 children in each race. The boys ran first and we came 3rd, well done, Luke! The girls ran second and we came 1st and 3rd. Well done, Isabel and Yasmin!



Well done to our dancers. Our KS2 dance team were amazing in the dance competition and we even had two solo dancers this year. Very brave to perform on a large stage on your own, well done to all involved!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 'Hot Cross Bun Cafe' on Tuesday afternoon. We raised lots of money and enjoyed seeing the dancers and choir perform.

Wednesday 13th March was ‘Sing Up Day’! We loved starting the day off with ‘The Pop Project.’ It was excellent to see how they related music to well known books by famous authors in our 'Best of British' week! We ended the day listening to a choir who performed a range of songs to us. We loved listening to them and hope they enjoyed our singing!

We won the Chorley Council Coding Competition!

On Friday, 4 children went to a competition in Chorley Town Hall, ‘Chorley Hack’. We arrived early in the morning and spent all day working hard creating an animation about ONLINE SAFETY. We enjoyed workshops about staying safe online and how to use a 3D printer. Once the children had created their animation and PPT presentation, we presented to 3 judges who were very impressed. We loved seeing the other groups present their work. We had a great day and learned lots of new skills. When the awards were presented we were so pleased to find out WE WON, it was amazing. Well done children, we are all so proud of you! We love our Amazon Echo, Amazon vouchers and wireless headphones, thank you. We also can't wait to claim our prize of a virtual reality experience day!

We marked Shrove Tuesday with a traditional Pancake Race this week! Thank you to everyone that helped and came to support, the children loved it.

We have had a fabulous shared reading session in school today where each class paired up with another class for half an hour to share new stories and read to each other. Please check the class pages to see more photos.

These children are our dodgeball team & did very well last night at their competition. WELL DONE!

We have been so lucky to have students from Runhaw College come and perform for us this week. Thank you, Runshaw!

We had a visit from the NSPCC today. Thanks, Buddy!

We had a visit from our local MP today, Seema Kennedy. As a class, each year group thought of questions to ask and our school council members presented these to Mrs Kennedy.

We love the snow!

KS1 enjoyed the 'Dance and Gym Festival' at CSSP this week!

STEM Club is in full swing and our young engineers got totally engrossed in designing and making vibrating bugs this week.

Table Tennis 2019. Well done, we came 3rd :-)

The Reception children were fortunate to take part in Balance bike training on Monday and Tuesday. Some good technique and competitiveness was witness! Thanks to the Chorley School Sports Partnership for leading the sessions.

Happy New Year!



Year 5 made Christingles for the service at St. Mary's Church on 13th December.

Our last 'Open the Book' this year was wonderful

A sneak preview of what is on offer at our 'Enterprise Event'...

We enjoyed walking down to church and watching pupils from Bishop Rawstorne present 'Journey to the Stable'.

Take a look at our Prayer Walk pictures. Thank you to everyone that came. You can find them in the section under 'Children', 'Class Worship' and 'Autumn'.

Each week we look forward to 'Open the Book' worship. The children enjoy being involved in performing Bible stories.

We loved the Science Man today. Our KS1 children enjoyed learning about materials and our KS2 children enjoyed learning about forces.

Let's have a look at what Construction Club have been up to...

This week’s challenge was to create a structure using cups, blocks and lolly sticks. The children had great fun and created some fabulous structures.

Our 'Fantastic Book Awards' group making bookmarks.

Mrs Birchall welcomed Pudsey on his arrival at school!

Reverend Jonathan’s fascinating worship about life in Kenya.

Voting Day for the School Council

Y3 and Y5 have worked together to create silhouette pictures for WWI.

A new set of members began Construction Club this half term. Bridge building was the challenge this week and pupils all loved creating and working together.

Mr Turner came to visit our school from The Royal British Legion. The children loved hearing his stories and now have a much better understanding of life during the war and why we wear a poppy. Thank you, Mr Turner!

              November 2018           Remembrance

Have a wonderful break, see you next week!

Amazing ideas and designs this week in our challenge to build a structure out of lolly sticks and cups. Well done! The club is so popular that it will continue for other children in KS1 next half term.

Year 6 Boys Football Team- Central Venue League at Holy Cross organised by Chorley Schools Sports Partnership.

This week at 'Construction Club' we used cocktail sticks, pasta and marshmallows to build strong structures with. We discovered that the strongest shape is a triangle.

Construction Club Week 3! This week the challenge was to build a marble maze. Mrs Bannister was amazed by our imaginative designs!

Our football teams this year...

Construction Club were very busy this week building with large construction outside!

We held a Harvest Service at church on Tuesday morning.
Thank you to friends and family who were able to join us.

Construction Club has started!


All Age Worship

14 children from Y2 - Y6 represented school at the All Age Worship Service at St. Mary's Church. Using a shoe box, some plastic bags and a packet of 'Boost Bites' (!) they delivered the message that, if we want to know who Jesus really is and build up a relationship with him, we must try to learn as much as possible about him. We can do this by going to Church or Jam, listening carefully in school worship and reading the Bible.

Football Development Morning

PALs training for Y5 to become excellent lunch buddies! September 2018

Welcome to our new academic year September 2018!


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July 2018

Children's University Graduation with Mrs Scard

Year 5 and 6 Science trip to UCLAN

July 2018

Champions!! Winners of the Mr W Mann Tennis Trophy 🏆 July 2018

Our Fairtrade Stall July 2018

Chorley School Sports Partnership (CSSP) Awards - WE WON! Thank you to Mrs Rodofile for all of the hard work you put in. We appreciate it so much. See if you can spot the award with our others at the main entrance.

Come on England! We're in the semi-final.

Year 6 fun afternoon with Eccleston Primary School.


Each flag has a personalised prayer written on it by the children in our school. Take a look when you visit our yard in the quiet area.