St Mary's School


St Mary's CE Aided Primary School maintains very strong links with St Mary’s Church and the community of High Crompton. The school is set in its own grounds with a hard play area, a tyre park, outdoor classroom, trim trail and playing fields. The original building has been modified and extended considerably over the years.


The school can accommodate up to 210 children in 7 classrooms. Our school caters for the whole primary range and is divided into two sections: Infants (Key Stage 1) and Juniors (Key Stage 2).There are 3 Infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and 4 Junior classes (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6).


The aims and objectives of the Governors and Staff at St Mary's Primary School are to provide a whole range of experiences and learning opportunities which will enable a child to learn and grow, acquire skills and knowledge, find fulfilment and pleasure in the things he/she thinks and achieves, and then eventually play her/his part in the adult world, having an embedded desire for life-long learning.


The school places great emphasis on fostering the personal and social development of each child. As each child develops, greater responsibility, maturity and self-reliance will be encouraged. The curriculum at St Mary's provides each child with broad, balanced and differentiated learning experiences, within the National and wider curriculum. The study of English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology are at the core of this curriculum.


The philosophy of the school is based on our belief that each child is an individual. Therefore, the teacher approaches the teaching and learning in a variety of ways, ranging from class lessons to small groups or individual work, using appropriate materials. Christian values are built into the ethos and teaching of our school. We aim to develop each child to their fullest potential, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and in relationships with others.


Pam Hartley

Head Teacher


Contact Information                                              

St Mary's CE Primary School,
Rushcroft Road, Shaw, Oldham  OL2 7PP 
0161 770 8309 



St Mary's School