Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.

Mission Statement





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Mission Statement




Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.


As witnesses to Jesus and enriched by the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a respectful, caring and embracing family.

We celebrate and share our Catholic faith together, recognising the uniqueness and potential of all.

The values and learning that are nurtured in our school enable achievement in education and beyond.




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Welcome to St Mary’s RC Primary School , we are a small and friendly school offering our children a highly creative and innovative education. We match high expectations in learning and teaching with fun, exciting and inspirational experiences to engage our pupils.

The strengths of our staff enable personalised learning for children, whatever their needs and abilities, encouraging all children to build upon their talents and develop their skills.

We encourage parents to build a partnership with school and we believe that working together, we can prepare children to become confident, lifelong learners, thus equipping them to succeed as model citizens in their community.

As a Catholic School, we have close links with St Mary’s Church community; part of the Holy Family Parish in Newton Aycliffe and Catholic values underpin our ethos.

Please explore our website and have a look at the excellent facilities we have on offer; if you would like to come and visit, contact us; you will be made more than welcome by myself and the staff and our children.

Kind regards and God Bless


Annette Sowden



 A Prayer for the Year of

Oscar Romero


A Guiding Light

Lord Jesus,

We give thanks for the life of

Blessed Oscar Romero

who spread your message

and struggled against injustice in El Salvador.

Like you,

he was a shepherd, a pastor, a brother;

Like you, he was taken from us;

Like you, he remains in our hearts.

Spirit of hope, work within us,

just as you worked

in Blessed Oscar Romero,

so that we too may work for justice

and spread the Good News,

by living out the Gospel,

in solidarity with those living in poverty.


Jack Tunnecliffe/CAFOD







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Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Prayer:

Forward Together in Hope



Glory be to the Father – in whom we live and move and have our being.

Glory be to the Son – whose name we bear and who calls each of us to be his disciples; to build his Kingdom and to go out into the world and bear its fruit.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit – pouring out grace and guidance, forming us and renewing us. Inspire us all in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle to live the Gospel, be open to change and move forward together in hope.




Pope Francis has dedicated 2017 as the  Year of Grace










St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School News

Please watch this space for news and event information.

Please check the Newton Aycliffe page for a list of Half Term Activities in and around the area.

Latest Calendar Events

French Children arriving for a week26Jun2017

8:00 am - 29 jun, 3:00 pm

Durham Music Service Lessons27Jun2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

New Reception Starters27Jun2017

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Y4 Beamish28Jun2017

Y6 Transition Days Greenfield & Woodham29Jun2017

Reception Assembly - All welcome30Jun2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Art Week03Jul2017

9:00 am - 07 jul, 3:00 pm

Y4 Multi Skills Festival Vane Rd03Jul2017

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Durham Music Service Lessons04Jul2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Y2/3/4 going to Mass. Parents are welcome to join us at church06Jul2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am

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