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Small Steps For Peace

Last Friday, the children in Y5BT were the first class in KS2 to take part in a project to teach children how to resolve conflict peacefully. The ‘Small Steps to Peace’ programme was delivered by projector facilitators from the Peace Foundation, who had also carried out staff training on the on Thursday evening to KS2 staff. This morning, the Y5s played some lively games followed by discussions about the feelings associated with being included, excluded, excited, frustrated and angry. The programme will be rolled out to all the KS2 classes and Mr Fernandes will take a representation from St Marie’s to graduate as ‘Peacebuilders’ in a ceremony at Warrington’s Peace Centre after Easter.

Snow Information Wednesday 17th Jan

St Marie's School is open as normal today. Please take care travelling to school. Buses are running but may be delayed due to the wearther conditions.The school will remain open. On such days, we believe that it is a matter for parents as to whether it is possible and safe to travel in extreme weather conditions. However, you can rest assured that the school will be staffed and ready to receive your children if they are able to get to school.

Christmas Lunch!

What a wonderful occasion! Over 270 children joined the staff today for their traditional Christmas meal. We had a fabulous Christmas lunch prepared, cooked and served by the Dolce team. It was delicious! Thanks to all of our catering staff, and to all children and staff who danced and sang, making it a very special lunchtime! Check out the photos in the gallery below.

Admissions Consultation for 2019-2020

Dear Parents/Carers

In response to statutory guidance received from the Catholic Education Service and the Diocese of Hallam, the Governors have determined that changes must be made to the admissions criteria for 2019-20.

This means that the school must publicly consult on its proposed admissions arrangements for a period of six weeks. The consultation period for the 2019-2020 Admissions Policies is open until 4pm on 31st January 2018. 

The proposed arrangements, together with the proposed new Supplementary Information form can be downloaded below in the files and your comments on the changes would be welcomed.

The principal changes from the policy of 2018-19 include:

  • there are no sub categories, but children with certified medical/social needs receive priority in each category
  • children with siblings already in the school receive second priority in each category
  • there is a separate category for catechumens and members of Eastern Orthodox churches

The prioritisation of children with Education, Health and Care Plans (or children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs), Catholic children who are siblings of Catholic children attending the school, Catholic children of staff, the tie-break arrangements, the maintenance of the waiting list and the procedures for in-year applications remain unchanged, therefore comments are not requested on these aspects of the proposed policy.

If you have any comment to make, please contact the school via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing and mark your correspondence for the attention of Lindsay Holmes, Clerk to Governors.

Yours sincerely

Mr J Fernandes


Pocket Money Market

We would like to thank all of you for your support in the Christmas ' Pocket Money' Market. It was a huge success, with the children really enjoying being able to choose presents and helping each other work out what they could buy. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and especially all our HSA volunteers.

All proceeds will go to your HSA fund which is collecting for new ICT equipment for the children.

Baubles! A Tree-Mendous Nativity

Well done to all the children and staff of Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 for their wonderful nativity play. It was great to see the children so happily involved, and helping us to understand the true meaning of Christmas. The children sang their hearts out, performed the actions with gusto and really got into the spirit of Christmas. Thank you to parents and carers also for your help with all the different costumes. The children looked fantastic. Congratulations to all concerned!

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