Welcome to The Mount

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I would like to welcome you to the St Mary’s Preparatory School website. I hope that it will tell you a little about our school's history and organisation, and provide you with background information on what happens and why at The Mount.      

We are very proud of our school and our aim is to provide a safe, caring, stimulating, creative and happy environment in which each child in our care is able to develop and learn to the best of their abilities.  Our aim is that they become caring, skilful, confident and well balanced individuals who have lively, enquiring minds and who can reason and make decisions.



We have an exciting but rigorous curriculum to ensure that children get excellent teaching in the basics as well as having fun in their learning. This will give them the skills they need to access the whole curriculum and go on to achieve highly in all areas. We value the arts and sport and plan opportunities for children to get involved in many activities throughout the year. 

We work hard to create and sustain a warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere within which staff, pupils, their families and visitors to the school feel accepted and secure. The very positive and inclusive ethos is characterised by excellent relationships within school and between the school and each child’s home. We want everyone who works in or visits our school to enjoy the experience and to feel the satisfaction of making a positive and valued contribution.

Parents are always welcome in school and we aim to be as open as possible in our communications.  We would love you to visit our school and guarantee a warm welcome. We believe you will be impressed by our high academic standards, the quality of teaching, our brilliant learning environment and our motivated and well behaved pupils.

I hope that you enjoy finding out about our school. If you would like to visit please contact us in order that we can agree a mutually convenient time.           

I look forward to welcoming you to St Mary’s.

Michael Collins, Headmaster


Latest News

Pupils honoured at The Mount Prize Giving
  Staff, children and parents from The Mount headed to The Atkinson Arts Centre in Southport recently, for Junior Prize Giving to honour the achievements of pupils over the past 12 months. The compere for the evening was Jonathan Cunningham MBE, the new Chair of the Friends of St. Mary's, and the guest speaker was Daniel Magill,
Proms in the Park hits the right note
Talented music students from St. Mary's were the stars of their spectacular Last Night of the Proms music and fireworks extravaganza at the weekend. For the fourth year in a row, the school presented the Proms in the Park concert at our Blundell Park Games Field, watched by an audience of almost 3,000 family members, friends and
St. Mary's pupils take to the stage at the Phil
More than 200 talented music students from St. Mary’s College took to the stage at one of the region’s most prestigious concert venues recently. The annual Festival of Music event at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall was a showcase for the skills of a range of musical ensembles from the College and The Mount. 
Sowing strawberries
The Gardening Club have been busy this week preparing strawberries.  The strawberries were sown and stored in  propagators.  When the plants are ready they will be transfered into hanging baskets.   The children have placed the strawberry seeds inside propagators.   The children also planted more of our
Gardening Club plant potatoes
Children planted the the two varieties of potatoes that they have previously chitted. We used the soil from our very own compost area.  Children worked as a team to dig and then transfer the compost to the planters.  We used grow bags and tyres as planters for the potatoes. The reception children helped to
Feed the Birds
The Gardening Club held a meeting to discuss the most appropriate areas to place the bird cakes that we had previously made.  We decided to place the cakes high up in the trees to try and encourage more birds into our school garden. Whilst expolring the garden areas we found a caterpillar.  The children then
The Mount cuts a dash in festive fundraiser
More than 60 children, staff members and parents from The Mount, were among the 8,000 people dressed as Father Christmas who took part in this year’s Liverpool Santa Dash. Completing the 5km course through the streets of Liverpool city centre helped the St. Mary’s runners to raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan
Stars of the Week
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whiteSt. Mary's College Preparatory School, The Mount, Blundellsands Rd West, 
Liverpool L23 6TF

Telephone: 0151 924 6302
Fax: 0151 932 0450