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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”


This is a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ.  We promote these values by our words and deeds and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school's activity.  We provide a Catholic Curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every child is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen1:27). Our curriculum is designed to enable every child to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world.  Catholic Religious Education is the 'core of the core curriculum' (Pope St John Paul II) and the foundation of the entire educational process.  We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support.  We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support the individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.


The National Curriculum is taught at St Mary's and links are made, where possible, with Maths and English in order to provide meaningful contexts and purposeful opportunities to learn and apply their skills.


Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which helps children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which fully prepare them for the next stage of their education and life in modern Britain.


Further information on the curriculum can be found below or by contacting the school.

Curriculum Coverage Guide