Welcome to the website for St. Mary’s C. E. Primary School Rawtenstall.
At St. Mary’s we aim to provide a happy, secure and supportive learning environment where all the children can develop independence and work hard to make the most of their talents.
We believe a close working relationship between home and school is vital to support each child’s learning. We encourage you as parents to form a partnership with the school and to actively share in your child’s education.
All the pupils, parents, staff and governors are very proud of St. Mary’s and its achievements; we are fully committed to ensuring the highest quality learning environment and experiences for our children.
Our aim is to constantly strive to improve our standards at all times in order to give our children the best educational opportunity. It is important that children experience a wide range of opportunities in order to enable them to become well balanced and tolerant independent thinkers.
The school provides a wide range of trips and extra-curricular activities throughout the year. In addition artists, authors, musicians and sports trainers are brought into school to widen the children's experiences, improve their abilities and extend their natural talents. This includes access to the Arts including drama, music, dance and art.
We are very proud of our recently refurbished and extensive environmental area which provides a fantastic world of discovery and allows children to gain first hand experiences of the natural world whilst developing crucial social skills such as team-work and problem solving.
School has a Breakfast Club which starts at 8.00 a.m. and an After-school Club which is open until 5.30pm each evening. Take a look at the After School Club news blog for in insight into what is provided.
I am always very happy to show prospective parents and children around the school at any time.
Neil Gurman, Headteacher
Aims and values of St Mary's CE Primary
Mission statement of St Mary's CE Primary
Based upon our belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Saviour of the world, we will give all children a positive experience of Christianity and learning, whilst retaining a respect for other faiths.
We will promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils within a caring, loving, stimulating and nurturing environment, which is firmly based upon Christian values.
All children will receive a wealth of high quality educational experiences through the positive involvement of school, home and St. Mary's Church.
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- To promote Christian values within the school and to encourage in pupils a sense of decency, commitment, self-reliance, responsibility, respect for others and a sense of self-worth.
- To ensure that pupils fulfil their potential academically, spiritually, physically, morally, socially, emotionally, and aesthetically.
- To stimulate in our children a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world.
- To enlarge our children’s knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and thus their awareness of moral values.
- To deliver all aspects of the curriculum, including statutory responsibilities, providing balance and breadth, effectively and efficiently, and offering the best to achieve the best possible standard from the children.
- By presenting children with positive and realistic objectives, develop confidence and independence of thought through developing their talents and skills, so that they enter the world after formal education as an effective and responsible member of society.
- To provide a secure environment of co-operation and openness which fosters good relations towards and with parents, governors and the local community for the benefit of the children.
- To encourage the involvement of parents and the local community in the work of the school.
- To ensure all children are fully prepared for the next stage in their education.