High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 9PG
10 reasons to choose St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Kells has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Whitehaven and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 7 miles.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Kells is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Cumbria LEA.
Average class size
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Kells has one class per year, and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Kells ranks in the top 12% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 21% of schools. Most pupils go on to St Benedict’s High School at the end of Year 6.
The St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. Historical Association Quality Mark Gold Award. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.10pm. Breakfast club from 8.15am.
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