To the parents of EVERY child in school. We look forward to welcoming you all back in September - hopefully! Please see the attached letter regarding the full reopening of school in September. Please read it carefully as it explains the new rules and routines you will need to know. Within this letter is also a new Home/School agreement. When sending your child to school in September, we ask you to accept these new rules and routines for the safety of everyone. There will be  a staggered reopening of the school over the first 3 days. We will send a text on Monday giving your child's start date for September. We really cannot wait to see you all in September!

Those parents whose children have not attended school since the lockdown will be receiving a text today giving the date and time for your child's visit. Siblings will be given the same time slot.  Please bring your child to their classroom door but siblings need to enter together via the door between Year2 and Year 6 (Year 4 to enter via the Year 6 classroom door).  Please enter through Whitelees Rd, Duke St or Church car park, keeping socially distanced from other children/parents. Parents should bring their children for the allocated time and the children can wear their own clothes.  In order to enable social distancing, we are happy for you to collect your child at the given time or up to 15 minutes later. We look forward to seeing you all  Mrs Ruane

If any of our children have something they are worried about you can speak to someone at childline. 0800 1111

If anybody has any safeguarding concern about anyone in St. Marys community please contact Mrs Ruane.

We have added new E-safety advice for at home about online gaming, live streaming and tik tok. Head over to our E-safety page for more information

To all Parents/Carers,

Please note that school will close to those children currently attending on Friday 17th July. This is to allow us to invite all those children who have not been able to attend school for so long to have a visit. See the letter for more information.

To our Year 6 children who are not currently in school, please see the attached letter inviting you back to school from 6th July. We can’t wait to see you! Parents, please read this letter and Home/School agreement carefully and email school to accept this.

To Parents/Carers,
Please see the attached letter regarding staffing in September. There will be some changes in September as sadly Mrs Flatman will be leaving us this summer for a promotion. This news is very sad for us all and we will all miss her very much. She has touched all our lives so much here at St. Mary's. We wish her every success as she moves on. Please see the letter below for more details.

To the parents of children who are returning to school from 16th June, please read and email your acceptance of this agreement before 15th June. Please click on the link below to open the document. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE  Thank you


Key Worker Letter - please click here

Letter to Children - please click here

Keeping children safe online

Keeping children safe online

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Please can we remind both parents and pupils, on return to school on or after 15th June 2020, that the social distancing rules need to be followed when using the School Crossing Patrol.  Please ensure that you keep 2 metres distance from the School Crossing Patrol. Thank you

Please can parents ensure that their contact details are up to date. If you have any updates to your address, telephone numbers or emergency contacts for your child please email to ensure we can keep you informed of any important updates.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the letter below regarding the plan for the 'reopening' of St Mary's school to further groups of children

Please take the time to read this important letter from Gail Hopper the Director of Children’s Services in Rochdale. This letter clearly shows that the Local Authority are supporting schools in planning a safe and realistic return to school for some of our children. The Local Authority are very clear that this may not happen in the way Boris Johnson has suggested. We are currently working through the guidance and will keep you updated.

The government has indicated that they would like Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return to school in some capacity before the summer holidays. In order to help us with our planning and to work towards this, in as safe a way as possible, if you have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 could you please complete this very short survey.

Thank you…


Please click on link for Early Help and Support for Families

A big hello to everyone.
We are all missing you so much and can’t wait until we’re able to see you all again. We wanted to show you how much we miss you all, so all the staff have made a little video message which we hope will put a smile on your faces!

Please keep safe, stay at home and look after each other!
Sending love to every one of you x
Mrs Ruane and all the staff at St Mary’s  

Dear Parents and Children,

We know that you are all working hard at home on your learning.

If you are very proud of something that you have done and really want your teacher to see it, we have set up special class emails where you can send us a photograph or video of your work.  Year 6, you can use the address that you have already been given.  All the other classes are listed below.


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Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice

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Coronavirus - advice for schools

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These have been shared from another council but they have some very good explanations of coronavirus for children and some good information and support for parents.
These are resources from the Education Psychology Services with support and advice for working at home.


During the school closure, please encourage your child to use the resources available in the Learning Zone, under Pupil Zone, above.

Free School Meals During Covid-19 School Closures
As you may have heard in the news the government are providing a voucher for all children who are eligible for free school meals. To be eligible for free school meals you must receive certain qualifying benefits. To check if you are eligible and to claim please go to the Rochdale Council website
Please note if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 they will receive ‘universal infant free school meals’. This is not the same as free school meals and does not qualify you to receive the supermarket voucher from the government. If your circumstances have changed and you now think you qualify for free school meals, please go the Council website link and complete the form. They will inform us of any new eligible claims for free school meals.


Please see letter below regarding further learning

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please apply directly to Rochdale Council by filling in the form on their website.

 Please click here to access links so that your child can work at home

Our Vision:

We believe that every child is a gift from God.  Therefore, we aim to provide an outstanding and happy Catholic education which develops the 'whole child' whilst enabling them to reach their full potential

Our Mission Statement:

We love God... so we follow the examples of Jesus

We love learning... so we always do our very best

We love each other... so we treat each other as we want to be treated


Statement to Live By



Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any pupils please contact Mrs Ruane.