"Inspiring All to Achieve"

About Us

St Mary's Catholic Primary is a relatively small, very friendly school, with up to 315 pupils.  Situated in the heart of Worthing, West Sussex, we are easily accessible via public transport.

We are a Catholic Academy within the Bosco Catholic Education Trust, but warmly welcome families of all faiths and beliefs, and none.  

We have very strong links to all other schools in the area, as well as to our Parish Church - St Mary of the Angels.

With the majority of our classes boasting lower than average numbers, we are able to identify each child's individual needs, nurture their strengths, and provide full support with any development areas.  We find this enables all of our children to reach their full potential and enjoy their schooling with greater confidence.

We actively promote the "growth mindset" approach to learning, which you can read more about here.  Consequently, our children possess a "can do" approach to their learning, with their successes being shared with our parents/carers on a regular basis.

With a comprehensive and diverse range of after school clubs run by P.L.A.Y., including cooking, clay work, dodge ball and football to name but a few, we have found a way of enriching the education of our children beyond that of the traditional in-classroom approach.  These classes also provide a level of childcare for our working parents.

In addition, we can provide wrap-around care for those parents who would like a different approach to after school care, or who require longer hours to be covered, through our partnership with The Childcare Club at St Mary's.

Our teachers ensure that the children enjoy their learning, are respectful to all, and feel that they have a voice. 

Our Mission Statement :  Learning to Live Like Jesus: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School values each one of us as a child of God.  In our safe, happy and caring community founded on the teachings of the Catholic Church, we are encouraged to achieve our full potential.  On this journey, we respond to God’s invitation to love Him and one another.  God’s dream for us is to be educated through the Gospel message of Jesus.  We will use our core values:   Courage : Forgiveness : Friendship : Honesty : Positivity : Respect ; in all that we do and say and learn.