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St Mary's Primary School Banbridge

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Principal's Message

St Mary’s Primary School, provides a welcoming, attractive and stimulating environment, which supports pupils’ learning, and celebrates their academic and non-academic achievements. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which develops the skills, concepts and knowledge, necessary for future learning and living. To assist us in our efforts we work in close partnership with our parents. Our staff, through their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work, support the pupils, and provide effective education for all of them, in all aspects of their development. We enable our pupils to reach their full potential irrespective of race, gender, age or ability.

We want our children

to develop as confident, disciplined and enquiring learners, able to make informed choices and decisions.

to enjoy reading and to develop a confidence with language which will enable them to communicate effectively with others.

to develop the skills and knowledge of mathematics to enable them to cope confidently with everyday situations

to know and understand their world through scientific, historical, geographical and religious inquiry and to come to an understanding of their responsibilities to care for the environment

to develop practical, creative, artistic and physical skills.

St Mary’s Primary School is a Catholic school with strong links to the parish, church and local community. We aim to establish a community, centred on Christ, so that His values and gospel message permeate the whole life of our school. We are firmly committed to:

  • the aims of Catholic education
  • developing positive effective pastoral care systems in our school
  • establishing close links with the home, the parish and the wider community

Our website aims to keep pupils and parents fully informed of school life, as well as to give visitors and prospective parents and pupils a flavour of our school. It is updated weekly with news, events and all the latest school activities. We hope you will find it useful and interesting.

Visits from prospective parents and pupils are encouraged and can be organised by contacting the school. Thank you for visiting.

Play, Learn and Grow…Together!

Des O'Hagan



Nut Allergies

Please do not send any types of foods containing any type of nuts into school for lunches as we have children with severe nut allergies. 

Please check the labels on food being sent into school to ensure there are no traces of nuts.

Food containing any types of nut product will have to be confiscated.

We cannot allow products in school if the label states; "may contain traces of nuts."

We have children with severe nut allergies in the school.


School Council


Our Recent News

8th Nov 2019
Congratulations to Niamh McCourt, Lucy Devlin, Jonah Matthews, Vakaris Navalinskas,...
8th Nov 2019
Congratulations to Eva-Kate Gribben, Maisie Finnegan, Liam McAleenan, Amy Fullerton,...
28th Oct 2019
The PTA would like to express its delight and gratitude to all those parents and...
25th Oct 2019
The PTA, in conjunction with Mr David McKay, from TESCO Bridgewater Community Outlet,...
23rd Oct 2019
St Mary’s is a Nut Free School Please be aware that we have number of children...
18th Oct 2019
Congratulations to George Forshaw, Eryk Slawinski, Tristin Berry, Kornelia Bielnska,...
18th Oct 2019
Congratulations to Ella-May Jardine, Isabelle Mooreland, Conor Scannell, Jonah Matthews,...
17th Oct 2019
On Thursday 17th October all our Primary 5 children spent the day in Oxford Island...
17th Oct 2019
Congratulations to St Mary's A team on winning the South Down 7 aside competition...
16th Oct 2019
Our Erasmus+ project @museart has been awarded both the etwinning certificate and...
15th Oct 2019
St Mary’s have received the Bronze Sustrans Award in recognition for our efforts...
14th Oct 2019
P7s attended the opening of the Linen Lab Exhibition in FE McWilliam Gallery. ...