St Michael’s Catholic Primary School

Mission Statement

St. Michael’s School is striving to be a Catholic community modelled on the

Holy Family of Nazareth in the hope of creating an environment that will

enable all to develop their full potential.


We would like to warmly welcome you to the website of St. Michael's Catholic Primary School.

Located in the town of Houghton-le-Spring, the parish of St.Michael's began educating children in 1880 as a senior school. 1912 saw the opening of an infant school. The modern building you see today was opened in 2000 and is home to 210 children, aged 4-11.

The Catholic faith and Gospel Values drive our desire to educate children in a safe and nurturing environment, where all feel valued and are encouraged to try their best. In order to help children fulfil their potential and enjoy their time in school, we promote the development of the whole child. Alongside a stimulating and engaging curriculum, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, spanning sport, music and creative arts, enabling our children to be happy, to grow in their faith and to achieve academically.

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about our school through the website. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or call in for a visit.


Mrs M. Wilson

Head Teacher




The Year of Oscar Romero 

Blessed Oscar Romero
Blessed Oscar Romero


A Children’s Prayer for Justice

Loving God,

we know it is not your will

for some of your people to have everything

and others to have nothing.

We pray for justice in your world

that all your gifts may be justly shared.

Give us the strength to work for this.

Help us to build a fairer world

by being generous with what we have.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.


House Point Totals

    St Cuthbert                     114

    St John Boste                 85

    St Margaret Clitherow    102

    St Hilda                            80



Latest Whole School Calendar Events

Holy Week Liturgy26Mar2018

9:10 am - 10:10 am @ School Hall

Please join us as we commence Holy Week and prepare for Easter.

Stations of the Cross27Mar2018

9:00 am - 10:10 am @ School Hall

Year 6 will lead us in the Stations of the Cross. All welcome

End of Term Mass28Mar2018

9:15 am - 10:30 am @ St. Michael’s Church

Please join the whole school to celebrate Easter and end of term Mass. Led by Y5

Easter Assembly29Mar2018

9:10 am - 10:10 am @ School Hall

Year 4 will retell the story of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. All welcome.

School closes29Mar2018

3:10 pm - 3:15 pm @ School

School closes - end of term. Happy holidays!

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