top of page
Welcome to "Our Family"...
Mrs Smith_edited.jpg
Admissions  2024

Wigan Council  have now allocated all the school places for September 2024.

We have a number of Reception places available for children who wish to start school in September 2024.

If you have not been offered a place at any of your preferred schools or you would like to change your mind, please call the school office on the number below to arrange a personal visit to school.

CLICK HERE for more information about Admissions or call us

01257 422975


Our Mission is to be a Christian School where all can grow in faith, showing love, care and respect for each other as members of God's family.


St Marie's is at the heart of the community in Standish. We are a Catholic Primary School catering for pupils aged 4 - 11, along with a thriving Pre-School and Nursery.


We have been welcoming the children of Standish for over 40 years and have developed a reputation for providing a caring and disciplined environment alongside excellent academic achievements.

Mrs M. Smith

Terry the travel Bear & his 30 friends have arrived!

Terry and his 30 friends have arrived at St. Marie's and they can't wait to meet all their new families when the new Reception Class children start in September. Don't worry we will take good care of them in the meantime.

Over the next few weeks Terry will be joining in with a number of activities in and around school, you will be able to follow what Terry is doing HERE.


Welcome to our school we hope you enjoy our short video of a typical day at St. Marie's

"Leaders and staff enable pupils to shine at St Marie’s Catholic Primary School. Pupils love coming to school and they thrive."

"Their happiness is reflected in their exceptionally positive attitudes to learning. Leaders want pupils to achieve the very best outcomes. They are highly successful in making this happen. Pupils are remarkably well prepared for the next stage in their education."

Ofsted - Feb 2023

External Validation & Accreditations

Add a Title
Add a Title
Add a Title
Add a Title
Add a Title
Add a Title

Admissions 2024

Admissions to our School


Wigan LA will only offer ONE school place to each child, please ensure you select St Marie's as your first choice in order to secure the best chance of being offered a place at our school. If you would like to discuss your application please do not hesitate to contact us on 01257 422975.


For each new September intake there are 30 places at school for Reception Year children, if 30 children or less apply for a place ALL children who apply will be offered a place, however if more than 30 children apply, places will be allocated with reference to the school's Admissions policy. For more information please CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions about Admission can be found by CLICKING HERE

Late applications/Preference changes

If you have not yet applied for a primary school place, or you wish to change your mind about the preferences or the order of preferences after the closing date, you must complete a late application form.

Wigan LA Late application form - Primary


Week 7 Summer 2023/24

10 June 2024

First Holy Commuinion

A beautiful Year 4 First Holy Communion on Saturday 8th June.

We send our congratulations and prayers to all the children from Year 4 who have received the Sacrament for the first time. Sincere thanks to those who have prepared the children so well and to the parents and children themselves.

A heartfelt thank you to the children who sang beautifully in the choir, the staff who helped on the day, Father Joseph for making us all feel very welcome and helping the children understand the importance of the Mass and continuing their faith journey together.


Thank you for your donations for MND Motor Neurone Disease Association in memorial for Rob Burrow and the inspiration to us all that he was.

Thank you for supporting by for wearing Red and white to raise funds for the ongoing important research into MND. Rugby is very important to a lot of families in Wigan and a fantastic celebration of local talent.

Week 4 Summer 2023/24

13 May 2024


Week 7 Easter Season John’s Gospel Key Scripture

“Holy Father protect the people you have given to me”
“Since I have been with them, I have taken CARE of them”

The Gospel this week helps us to understand that there will be difficult times in our lives which we must deal with- just like the Disciples had to deal with Jesus’ death and continuing His mission to spread the Good News that God’s love is for everyone.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Y5 Wellbeing Warriors and their Y6 friends are planning a ‘St Marie’s Come Dancing’ competition. More information to follow but start to think about a song and solos or group entry.

Get Thinking. Get Dancing.

Week 3 Summer 2023/24

6 May 2024

Year 4 First Holy Communion

In preparation for the children's First Holy Communion on 8th June, I have arranged a Mass with Father Joseph in St Marie's school at 10.30 am and would like to invite parents and family to attend if you are available. During this Mass, Father Joseph will help the children to understand the important parts of the Mass.

Year 6 SATs

Year 6 SATs start on Monday 13th May… and we are ready to Shine

Please ensure that your child gets plenty of sleep during the week of the tests and that they arrive in school on time every day. Having a water bottle is very important. We will have extra supplies in school.

The children have been working really hard throughout year 6 and especially over the last few weeks, we are so proud of them already.

Remember that the Year 6 SATs last for 4 days out of their whole life and are only a snap shot of their many talents and abilities, they do not measure what makes each one of them special.

Many thanks for your continued support.



Keep up to date with the latest news from the whole school here...

bottom of page