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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Welcome to our school




All we do at our school is lived through the Catholic mission – with the image of Jesus at its centre.


St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a caring Catholic community where every child is equal. We aim to nurture each child’s uniqueness in the spirit of God, helping them to achieve their full potential in a safe and happy environment.


In our Catholic school we provide a:

Safe, loving and enriching environment

Trust, and patience

Motivation to reach individual's full potential

Acceptance and celebration of uniqueness

Respect for all

Young people nurtured in the Spirit of God

School full of awe and wonder


St. Mary's School is a Rights Respecting School and as such the needs and well-being of our children are at the heart of all policies in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Our Parish Day



Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, who is a member of the Spiritan religious community (formerly known as Holy Ghost Fathers) will lead the day for adults.

There will be one talk in the morning from Fr Eamonn and one in the afternoon.


As well as having a chance to talk with each other there will be opportunities for quiet reflection.


Fr Eamonn is a much sought-after speaker and retreat leader right around the world, having started life in Manchester where he now lives once more. He spent many years ministering in several countries in Africa.

(some parishioners will already know him since he was the keynote speaker at the Scripture Festival in York last May.)




10.00 – 10.30

Welcome & Coffee


10.30 – 11.30

Fr Eamonn


11.30 – 11.45

Comfort break


11.45 – 12.45



12.45 – 1.45



1.45 – 2.45

Fr Eamonn


2.45 – 3.00

Comfort break


3.00 – 3.30



4.00pm Mass in Church

Tea, coffee, juice and water will be served throughout the day.


Fresh fruit and homemade cakes will be served at coffee breaks.


Vegetable curry and bread will be available for all at lunch time by you are welcome to bring a packed lunch if you prefer.


The children will, of course, join us for lunch.



A CRECHE will be provided for 2-5 year olds. There will be play-led activities for the children in a fun environment, including outdoor provision. All staff will be suitably qualified with relevant DBS checks. We hope this allows parents to fully participate in our special day without worrying about their little ones.

All are welcome

Feel free to check on your children as needed.



“Anointing Fire Catholic Ministries”

5-8; 9-12; 13-16 years


(13-16 year olds may wish to join the adult sessions)




St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with company number 08543115.

01709 361502

Herringthorpe, Valley Road, Rotherham S65 2NU


Operation Encompass-St Mary’s supports and advocates ‘Operation Encompass’. Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. It enables children to arrive at school and have their needs met, by trained Child Protection staff, who have been informed of the child’s ‘experience.’ National Domestic Violence 24hr free-phone hotline: 0808 2000 247.

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