Chorley St. Mary's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

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30th June 16
THE SCHOOL WAS INSPECTED BY OFSTED ON : TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 - OUR REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE WEBSITE                     Tesco Bagsofhelp : Good news - we were awarded second place - which means a grant of £10,000!! For further details, please see our Woodland page                     School Uniform : Please see our uniform page to get the latest news on the results of the consultation.                     

 A very warm welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Primary School and Nursery online. This website is intended to give our visitors an indication of the ethos of our school. We are a happy Christian community with high academic standards. Prospective parents are welcome to look around the school at any time - please contact our school office to make an appointment. For our existing parents, carers,  and friends, this website offers information and advice. We hope you enjoy your visit.

News and Information

Mr Cahalin & Mr Hodge are taking a walk on the Wild Side!


They are walking the 71-miles of the Ribble Way in just 4 days!


This is the River Ribble from its source in the Yorkshire Dales (at the Gavel Gap) to its mouth at Longton, Preston.


They will begin this journey on Thursday 21st July 2016

(the day after school finishes for the summer holidays).


To read more about  their fundraising story and to make a donation -  why not visit their ‘JustGiving’ page


Updates on their walk and photographs can also be found here on the school website - see the tab marked 'Wild Walk' or click here.


Dear Parents & Carers,

Mr Hodge and I have carried out an inspection of the school field this morning. It is very wet and not suitable for running events, with the forecast of further showers today & tomorrow and heavy rain tonight, we have decided with a heavy heart to cancel this year's KS2 sports day for children and parents.

However, to minimise disappointment we will do an indoor sports event for the children tomorrow.  The CSSP team will come along and organise some indoor competitions.  The children in KS2 can still come to school in sportswear, wearing an item of clothing in the colour of their house.  Unfortunately due to the constraints of space, we will not be able to invite parents. Our apologies and fingers crossed that July brings some warmer, drier weather!

Kind regards,

Mr Smyth



We are pleased to say that the school - thanks to a private donation from a friend of the school - are the proud owners of a defibrillator.  It is situated in the main entrance of the school.  Hopefully we will never need to use it but should the need arise - we are covered!



The closing date for admissions was 15th January 2016.  Thank you to all the parents & carers who have applied for a place at our school for their child.  Letters will be sent to parents with an offer of a school place on Saturday 16th April from Lancashire County Council.


For more information, see our Admissions tab or click here to be taken to the page.





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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School and Nursery
Hornchurch Drive, Chorley,
Lancashire PR7 2RJ

tel : 01257 262811    fax : 01257 268263
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Clubs & Activities



Thank you to all who have volunteered so far - the school would especially like to hear from any 'green fingered' gardeners to help with our Gardening club!

After School Activities

CHOIR - Tuesdays until 4pm
FOOTBALL - Football takes place on a Friday after school for boys and girls in Years 3-6.
NETBALL - Takes place on a Monday after school for Year 6 and a Thursday after school for Year 5.

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