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St Mary's Catholic Primary School Nursery Class - Whitehaven

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Kells is a very friendly school where everyone works hard to make sure that all of our children achieve their best because we believe that happy children make happy learners. We are a Voluntary Aided school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster with provision for pupils aged between 4 and 11. Part-time Nursery provision is offered from the age of 3 in the Foundation Stage Unit.

It is situated on the West side of Whitehaven, overlooking the Irish Sea, with views to the Isle of Man and the Scottish Galloway coastline to the North and West, and views to Ennerdale in the Western Lake District National Park to the East.  The area served by the school, which coincides with the Roman Catholic Parish of St Mary's Kells, comprises the areas of Kells, Woodhouse, Greenbank and Sandwith.

The essential character of the school is Catholic and the emphasis is firmly placed upon providing a Catholic atmosphere in which the child can grow in the knowledge of his /her faith. The saying of prayers is part and parcel of school life. All Religious Education, for which the approved syllabus is 'The Way, the Truth and the Life', rites and assemblies are in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs S Starkie
Contact Position
Nursery Class Teacher
01946 66356

Where to go

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Nursery Class
High Road
CA28 9PG

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0900 1200
Monday 1210 1510
Tuesday 0900 1200
Tuesday 1210 1510
Wednesday 0900 1200
Wednesday 1210 1510
Thursday 0900 1200
Thursday 1210 1510
Friday 0900 1200
Friday 1210 1510
Cater for Special Diets
Foreign Languages
Sleeping Area
Meals / Refreshments
Near Public Transport
Visit & Outings
Disabled Access
Outdoor Playspace

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer



Our Local Offer is currently being updated.  In the meantime please contact us via our contact details below.


Children who are identified as having special educational needs may be withdrawn and / or supported in the class room situation. They may work on a one to one and / or in small group situation depending on the needs of the child (or the needs specified in their statement) with a Learning Support Assistant, working on teacher directed activities.

Contact Name
Mrs Susan Starkie (Head & SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01946 66356
Contact Email
Last updated: 07/01/2020
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