Welcome

Welcome to St. Mary’s Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy. We are very pleased that you are taking time to find out about our school. We hope the information given in this website will be helpful in providing you with an insight into issues which we consider to be important. This website will give you lots of information about our school, but you are also very welcome to visit us to look around and ask any questions which are not answered on the website.

The Governors and staff aim to create a caring Christian community where children can flourish in a stimulating environment. Developing children’s faith is a central part of the school’s mission; children are given opportunities to pray, reflect and worship throughout the school day. We have high expectations of all our pupils and we are committed to developing every child to the best of their ability.

Our school is a very secure place to learn, a place where children are encouraged to thrive and develop into young people, in a school community where learning, both academic and personal, will continue regardless of age, ability level, race, gender or physical ability. 

We are very proud of our school. We hope you will take time to look through our website. If you have any questions or would like to visit the school please contact the school and arrange an appointment. 

Yours sincerely,

Father Pat Smythe
Parish Priest

Mr Joe McDonnell
Chair of Governors    

Mr Peter Hughes
Executive Headteacher