The History of St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Our school was built back in 1960 by the Order of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God and they are still the owners of the site and buildings today.

The school was built to serve the families of the Parish of St Mary's, and today, many of our parents were children themselves in the school.

Close ties are maintained with the Order of the Poor Servants, who in turn attend school functions and have two representatives on the Governing Body.

During building work in 2000 an old well was discovered and has been made into an attractive feature of our building.

As it was the Millennium when this was found, the children decided to place a Millennium capsule close by.

Within our capsule, amongst other things, are letters written by the children for people to open in fifty years time as a way to read all about how we live now. As well as this, the letters also ask questions about the lives of the people reading them.