Our Catholic Schools

“Be concerned in a spiritual way for education. Where young minds and hearts are shaped in love for the Lord and his Church, in the good, the true and the beautiful”.
Pope Francis

Our parishes are blessed with two excellent primary schools, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Chippenham and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Corsham. Both schools enjoy close ties to their parish churches, visiting for Mass and weaving Catholic spirituality and ethos into everything they do.

Read on to find out more about your two local parish primary schools, and the secondary options that follow.

Primary Schools

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Corsham

St Patrick’s parish primary school has approximately 200 pupils aged between 4 and 11 who come from a broad catchment area. The school is served by three excellent schools; St. Gregory’s Catholic College (Bath), St. Augustine’s Catholic College (Trowbridge) or The Corsham School, one of which the children transfer to at the end of Key Stage 2.


Contact details

TELEPHONE: 01249 713125

HEADTEACHER: Jennie Courtney


SENCO: Heather Robertson EMAIL: senco@st-patricks.wilts.sch.uk

EMAlL: admin@st-patricks.wilts.sch.uk

More information can be found by visiting the school website:

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Chippenham

A very warm welcome awaits you at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

St Mary’s is a caring, friendly community in which happy children discover a love of learning. At St Mary’s we believe that we are all children of God, in one community, working together. We aim to nurture lifelong learners who are independent thinkers and we seek to equip each child with the knowledge and skills to understand and interact with their world. Our faith, spirituality and school values are the golden thread that run through our curriculum, ensuring that our children flourish and reach their potential in a place where Christ is at the centre of all we do.

St Mary’s is a very special place and I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school and to work alongside the most dedicated, hardworking and passionate team of staff who are all committed to providing the best education for our children. Our most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2022 recognised our well-behaved, confident, respectful and happy children, our talented, dedicated and supportive staff and a wider curriculum that supports every child’s personal, social and emotional development. All children at St Mary’s are nurtured to become the best version of themselves that they can be.

I would love to show you what we have to offer at St Mary’s. Please contact our school office and arrange an appointment to come and visit our wonderful school.

Lucy Smith
01249 460231

Further information about the school can be found on the school website, st-marys-pri.wilts.sch.uk

Secondary Schools

Saint Augustine’s Catholic College, Trowbridge: www.st-johns-trowbridge.wilts.sch.uk

Saint Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath: www.st-gregorys.bathnes.sch.uk

Prior Park College, Bath: www.thepriorfoundation.com

Downside School, Stratton-on-the-Fosse: www.downside.co.uk