Birchley Road, Billinge, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 7QJ
10 reasons to choose St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School
St Mary’s Birchley Catholic Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Wigan and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
St Mary’s Birchley Catholic Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Mary’s Birchley Catholic Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Mary’s Birchley Catholic Primary School ranks in the top 9% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 13% of schools.
The St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Apart from maths, which is taught separately, subjects are organised by cross-curricular topics within a ‘Creative Curriculum’. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs. Sing Up! Platinum Award.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am (school staff) to 5.30pm (external contractor).
Find another school near St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School
Tower College (7.3 miles); Christian Fellowship School (13.5 miles); Scarisbrick Hall School (13.9 miles).
Winstanley College (3 miles); St Peter’s Catholic High School Visual Arts College (3.9 miles); Rainford High Technology College (4.1 miles).