St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

The History of St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Our School was built in 1960 by the Order of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God to serve the families of the local Parish of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Chippenham, and today many of our parents were themselves children at the School.

The Order is still the owner of the site and buildings today, though for education the School is regulated by Wiltshire Local Authority and for religious education and its Catholicity by the Diocese of Clifton.

We retain close ties are maintained with the Order of the Poor Servants. Click on the following link to visit their website.

During building work in 2000, an old well was discovered

and has been made into an attractive feature inside the 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, as a way to read about how

   we live now. As well as this, the letters also ask questions about the

   lives of the people reading them.