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St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Workington 

St Mary's RC Primary School, Harrington is a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided School with accommodation for 214 children from Reception to Year 6 plus an additional 42 pupils in Nursery.  We have 9 classrooms including 2 Nursery classrooms.  We have a large Multi Use Games Arena in our extensive grounds.

The school was built to replace the original 19th century building in Church Road Harrington. The school serves the parish of Christ the Good Shepherd Workington which includes the areas of Harrington, Distington, Branthwaite and Lowca.  Pupils who are not members of the parish and other Christian denominations are also accepted with the approval of the Governors. At this moment in time approximately 80% of our pupils are from other Christian denominations.

In welcoming the child into the school we offer them a Catholic Christian caring ethos where they can learn and develop in a secure environment and where they can display good manners and respect for everyone. We see the child as a special part of God's creation, with special gifts and talents.  It is our aim to lead the child to promote his or her own learning and development, achieve high standards and have high expectations of themselves.  Our responsibility is to help prepare the child to be a positive part of God’s creation and a responsible member of society.

The school has 5 classrooms, a nurture room for group work and a hall which is used for PE, drama, performances and assemblies as well as a dining hall, a library and computer suite. There are extensive grounds which are being enhanced through grants and the efforts of local groups, parents and the pupils.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Carolyn Newland
Contact Position
Head of School and Senco
01946 830433 (Telephone)
St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Workington

Where to go

St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Workington
Holden Road
CA14 5LN

Local Offer


A child has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision. The aim of our policy for special educational needs is to secure for all children deemed to have such needs, appropriate educational provision which encourages them to achieve their full potential, both as learners and as members of our school and the wider community.

Contact Name
Mrs Carolyn Newland (Head of School & SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01946 830433
Contact Email
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Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Last updated: 05/05/2021
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