We were very lucky that Year Four were chosen to try the new Les Mills fitness programme for...Read More
St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy is a small Church of England school located within Barnsley town centre. We pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and the personal approach we bring to meeting each child's needs. At St Mary’s, we aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within a framework of Christian belief and values. As a Church of England Primary School, we have close links with The Diocese of Leeds and share their educational priorities.
Our deeply rooted Christian Vision:
With knowledge we can know, with faith and love we can change the world.
'Go and do likewise' Luke 10:37
As we flourish, others do too.
Love Compassion Forgiveness
Our theological vision is rooted in the parable of The Good Samaritan in which we learn who 'our neighbour' is, how to love and how to enable others to flourish. It also challenges us as a school to ask, "Who am I?" in our community and in the wider world.
This theological vision underpins all that we do and inspires our curriculum drivers of coherence, curiosity, and challenge.
We provide a safe, happy and inspiring learning environment. We encourage children to be confident and enthusiastic learners and enable them to take risks. Within a climate of high expectation and challenge, all children are guided, supported and inspired to fulfil their true potential, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually, both during their time at school and in their life ahead.
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a centre of educational and personal excellence for all pupils. We have created a culture in which the highest expectations and aspirations are at the heart of our school. We have a broad and balanced knowledge-rich curriculum that ensures children develop curiosity and creativity with the ability to analyse the world around them and make a positive contribution to our society.
We hope this website provides everything that you need to know about our school, but if you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact school.
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Year Five enjoyed sharing written methods with peers on the board today. Improving scores every...Read More
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These pupils have been showing the school values all week. Well done everyone.Read More
They came a very respectably placed third place. Lots of fun was had the boys loved the...Read More