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Welcome to "Our Family"...
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Admissions  2024

Wigan Council  online admissions portal is available NOW - CLICK HERE to be redirected there. 

If you missed one of our Open Day Visits, 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 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.

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?'



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

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