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

School reopens04Jun2018

8:50 am - 9:00 am @ School

Welcome back!

Year Six04Jun2018

@ School

Nexus are visiting the children of Year Six to provide a workshop about staying safe when travelling on public transport

Year Three class Mass06Jun2018

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

Please join the children to celebrate Mass.

Year Four class assembly08Jun2018

9:00 am - 9:45 am @ School Hall

Please join us for class assembly.

Health Roadshow11Jun2018

@ School

The school nursing team are running a health roadshow for all children.

Calendars page(s): Whole School Calendar >>