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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Mission Statement

 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.


Contact Details

Name of school: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Address: Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, S65 2NU


Telephone: Tel – 01709 361502                                                             

Head Teacher: Mr D Redfern                                                                

Chair of Governors: Mr C. Taylor

Sendco- Miss S.Brown

Type of School: St Mary’s Catholic Primary is a Voluntary Academy


*If parents or members of the public wish to contact school by telephone they should ring the number above. The school business manager, Mrs Peace, or the school clerical officer, Mrs Pearson, will be happy to deal with your inquiry.


Welcome to St Mary's


I would like to take this opportunity to express how privileged I feel to be working with your children and the staff here at St Mary's. It is a wonderful community to be a part of and I look forward to sharing the future of our school with you.

Mr Redfern


Term Dates -To see term dates for 2018-2019 or for 2019-2020  please hover over 'parents' on the home page.


How parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum our school is following:

  • the content of our school curriculum in each academic year for every subject. To access this, please go to red 'Classes' button at the top of the home page and then scroll down until you find your child's year group. If you hover over the relevant year group you will see a link to class timetables.This is where you will be able to find out more about what topics are being taught.
  • the names of any phonics or reading schemes we’re using in key stage 1. We use 'Read Write Inc' as our main phonics approach. We also use 'letters and Sounds' as appropriate. To find out more about  'Read Write Inc ' please click here.
  • the curriculum we use- To see details of what is taught in every year group, go to  ‘Children’ and then ‘Curriculum’. Each subject is posted separately. 

For Safeguarding information, hover over the yellow 'More' button on the home page.


Requests for paper copies of any documents on this website. The school will be only too pleased to provide a paper copy of any documents. Just give us 48 hours notice.


Parent View

You are most welcome to give your viewpoints of the school by completing a questionnaire via this website link:


Holy Spirit Umbrella Academy Trust

 St Mary’s Herringthorpe is a member of the ‘Holy Spirit’ Umbrella Trust. Click on this line to find out details of the other schools within the Trust.