Whether you are a prospective parent or a parent of a child in school, welcome. It is with great pride that I introduce our school – I hope you find our website helpful in giving you an insight into our school. I think our school is a very special place and, in discovering our school, we hope you will think the same. Please contact Mrs S Lyall, our School Administrator or Mrs C Billington, our School Business Manager, in our school office, if you cannot discover the information you are searching for. Welcome to St Mary’s Church of England School.
– Brian Jones – Head Teacher
We had a fantastic over-night stay in Manchester with two days filled with amazing experiences.
We had a very full and informative workshop at the Neeli (Blue) Mosque in Rochdale lead by Samar. We then enjoyed a walk along the canal to our partner school, St Peter’s CE Primary School. The children had a great time chatting and making friends.
After that, our new friends took us to their church, St Peter’s CE, Newbold, where they helped us learn about the building, the special windows and the songs they sing (see their photos and information here). After we joined them back at school to say goodbye, we headed in to the sights and sounds of central Manchester.
Our Youth Hostel was absolutely fantastic, as were the meals – something for everyone!
We had an evening stroll out and were amazed by the huge buildings and developments going on all around as we made our way to the Manchester Art Gallery. Mrs Day helped us learn about the different paintings and what they represented, before we looked at several galleries, including one where we could make our own art – a great way to finish a very long day!
After a good night’s rest (even if bed time was a little bit later than we are used to!), a superb breakfast and a quick clean of our rooms, we headed off to Media City on the Salford Quays. Here we found Made2Move4Macmillan, who were offering cycling opportunities with Team GB cycling coaches, as well as rolling road racing challenges. Everyone enjoyed it, especially the ‘taxi’ service from one side of the plaza to the other!
We then made it to Imperial War Museum North where we were the first group to experience their new challenge, involving wireless earphones, the Ministry for Memories and time critical mission – all-in-all, very exciting!
It was then time to return home and head off for a well deserved, and needed, rest! Well done everyone; you were fabulous representatives for St Mary’s and did the school proud.
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Starts Monday 04 Sept
Ends Friday 15 Dec (3:15pm)
Half Term Holiday Monday 23 October - Friday 27th
Starts Thursday 04 January
Ends Thurs 29 March (3:15pm)
Half Term Holiday Monday 12 February - 16 February
Starts Monday 16 April
Ends Friday 20 July (3:15pm)
Half Term Holiday Monday 28 May - Friday 01 June
Starts Tuesday 4th Sept
Ends Friday 21st Dec
INSET DAY 19th October
Half Term Holiday - Monday 22nd- Friday 26th Oct
Starts Monday 7th January
Ends Friday 5th April
INSET DAY Monday 25th Feb
Half Term Holiday - 18th - 22nd February
Starts Tuesday 23rd April
Ends Friday 19th July
Half Term Holiday 22nd - 31st May
Bank Holiday - 6th May
I have two young children so when I am not at school I enjoy swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading lots of stories and watching Strictly Come Dancing! As a family, we enjoy listening to and playing music (some tuneful and some not!) as well as going to the cinema and theatre. At the […]View more from our staff