Headteacher's Welcome

I came to St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School as the newly appointed Head teacher in September 2021 and I am thrilled to be part of this loving and wonderful community. On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I welcome you to our website, which will show some of the wonderful work that we do at St. Mary's, a voluntary-aided school of 420 pupils, in Harborne, Birmingham. 


Our mission as a school is to offer equal opportunities and promote a love of learning in order to enable every child to fulfil their God-given gifts and achieve their very best.  As a staff, we strongly believe that delivering a quality education enhances life chances and we provide a setting which is stimulating, and safe in order to achieve this.


Our St. Mary’s curriculum has Jesus at the centre and we have the Gospel values at the heart of everything that we do. We truly embrace the uniqueness of every child, created in the image and likeness of God. We aim to provide all our children with as many opportunities as possible to help them to continue to grow: providing a range of extra-curricular activities, opportunities to represent their peers and to develop their faith.   


Our Governors, staff, parents, community and children all work well together to make St. Mary’s the fabulous school that it is.  We offer many opportunities for parents to become involved in school life and this is communicated in our weekly newsletter, where we celebrate all the achievements of the children each week. We also have a very active twitter page which again shows the range of learning and experiences that a child of St. Mary’s encounters.


I really hope that you enjoy perusing our website.


Mrs Louise Yorke (nee. Price) BA, MEd, NPQH 

Head teacher