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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

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

CLICK HERE to see our current job vacancies

"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

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 1 Summer 2023/24

22 April 2024

Welcome to the Summer Term

The new term has started and the children have completed an amazing amount of work in their new topics. Visitors to school this week have been very proud of the exceptional talent and learning enthusiasm of all the children. The Year 3 enrichment trip to Quarry Bank Mill was a huge success with the museum staff reporting back to Miss Shaw how impressed they were with the children’s prior knowledge and love of finding out new things. Thank you to the PTFA for supplementing the funding for this trip. It helps to keep the cost of trips lower for the parents to pay.

Attendance & Punctuality

A wonderful, punctual start to the new term. Although the traffic on Pepper Lane has been challenging, thank you for your early arrivals; not letting the road works delay you. Your commitment and dedication to punctuality and attendance is very much appreciated and helps the children with a smooth daily start. The overall school attendance HAS BEEN HIGH THIS WEEK = 96.9%. Brilliant – Keep this up all term.

Week 14 Autumn 2023/24

15 December 2023

LITTLE CHURCH - Nativity Story

On Sunday 17th December at 6.00pm , we would like to invite you all to our ‘Little Church Children’s Liturgy Group’ Nativity story. This is a very special time to be together in St Bernadette’s Church and reflect on the importance of Jesus birth.

We will sing songs and read the Christmas story to the children. The children can come dressed in Christmas clothes or snuggly pyjamas or Nativity costumes.

Please invite as many family and friends as you can. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


A huge thank you to the PTFA for all the extra effort that has been put in to make December a really busy and exciting time for the children.

Last week’s Tea with Santa was a great success. Lots of smiles, dancing, the chance to say special words to Father Christmas, a tea party with friends and a live entertainer.

On Monday, they will again work hard again to bring a smile and a festive dance to Key Stage 2 at their Christmas Disco. This starts at 4.30 pm and collection time is 6.00pm. Thank you to all families who are supporting these events.

Week 10 Autumn 2023/24

19 November 2023

Reception photographs

A busy week for Reception. We have been scooting all over the playground, developing our balance, coordination and speed. Look closely at the photographs and find us designing Rangoli patterns, practising our number bonds, exploring shapes and spending time in prayer with Mary.

Wellbeing Thought For The Week

The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind. Click on read more below to find 5 ways to help your wellbeing.



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

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