St. Mary's C.E. Primary Academy

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23rd October 19
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                     About Us


St Mary's, Newchurch-in-Pendle is a small rural school situated five minutes from the villages of Wheatley Lane and Fence to the south and five minutes from the village of Barley to the north. It lies to the north-west of the town of Nelson in north-east Lancashire and north of Burnley, twelve minutes drive away.

Its location in a rural setting has wonderful views of open countryside, and it may be passed by walkers following the "Pendle Way" long distance path. It lies adjacent to the renowned St. Mary's Church, Newchurch often visited by tourists to the area.

It is a two form school, currently with 48 children, who are taught separately in the two key stages. It has a secure playground and an Early Years Outdoor Play area.

A new class room for Key Stage 2 children was constructed in 2008 on the back of the school and an extension to the Key Stage 1 class room on the side of the main building.

A more recent development was being awarded Green Flag Status for the second time, one of the very first schools to achieve this in the Pendle Area.

We are also a Healthy School meeting the standards laid down by Lancashire LEA.

St. Mary's are also proud to have achieved the Race Equality Mark