Welcome to "Our Family"...
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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 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
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 10 Autumn 2023/24
19 November 2023
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
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Week 9 Autumn 2023/24
12 November 2023
Year 6 Remembrance Assembly
Thank you Year 6 for leading a very reflective and memorable assembly on Friday. You helped our school come together to remember the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in wartime, armed conflict, and peacekeeping. We also spent time remembering those who have given their lives in the pursuit of peace.
A big thank you to Mr Alker who answered our questions and played a part in the assembly by sending footage of himself in his army clothing and telling us all about the importance of his job- in dealing with emergencies and disasters, protecting and preventing conflict.
Picture News Pioneers
In school we use Picture news every week for awareness raising assemblies.
Learning from the world around us!
Each week we choose a current news story, provide an image, a thought-provoking question and a variety of teaching resources.
Mrs Jackson and Mrs Cheap are now developing a team of Picture News Pioneers! Our first team did really well presenting the news to the rest of Key Stage 2 in the hall. The children presented confidently the question 'How have poppies changed over time?'
Week 8 Autumn 2023/24
5 November 2023
Learning Outdoors with Y1
We had so much fun learning more about animals in Autumn and Winter. We made homes with fallen leaves and twigs and creatures from pine cones and clay. The day ended with s’mores.
“It was the best day” said Madeleine.
for demonstrating our core values
Eva W (Year 2) has been spotted by many people for her sporting talents.
It is lovely when we work so hard at achieving things and people notice. I was thrilled to receive
some photographs from Mrs Cheap about Eva’s recognition and then I also received an email from
Skillwise who have used her photograph on one of their posters.
Well done Eva and thank you for trying hard in all that you do.
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