Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
St Mary's is a Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, teaching boys and girls from the ages of four to eleven and organised into six classes.
It was established in 1874 and after many years in different locations in the town moved to its present site in 1966. In 1972 it expanded from four classes to its present six. It attracts pupils from a very wide area of North Lincolnshire.
In 2013 Ofsted said "Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils have remarkably positive attitudes to learning, and they get on extremely well together. They are able to reflect very carefully on their own behaviour and show great sensitivity to the needs of others. They respond extremely well to the positive role models provided by staff."
The distinctive nature of Catholic education is a commitment to:
- The search for excellence as an integral part of the spiritual quest.
- The recognition of the uniqueness of the individual made in God's image and loved by Him.
- Education of the whole person based on the belief that the human and divine are inseparable.
- The education of all with the particular duty to care for the poor and disadvantaged.
- The opportunity for moral principles to be put into practice within a Christian community.
St. Mary's promotes the values of the Gospel:
- faithfulness and integrity
- dignity and compassion
- humility and gentleness
- truth and justice
- forgiveness and mercy
- purity and holiness
- tolerance and peace