Welcome to The Mount

Michael Collins_-_Headmaster_at_The_Mount_St._Marys_College_Preparatory_School1

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 Catholic school and we show our faith by the way we live, love and learn. Our aim is to fulfil our Mission Statement and 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 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

Please click on the link below to view the lunch menus for this
RNLI Assembly
We welcomed David Gairth, Education Presenter for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, to our whole school assembly to explain the importance of beach and water safety. The work of dedicated volunteers in this very worthwhile charity provides a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service and saves many lives at sea. It is of
Class Cooking
Both Year 3 and Year 4 have had cookery lessons this week and the school has been full of the most delicious aromas.  Soup is a wonderful way for children to eat seasonal vegetables that they may not normally ‘like’ and the processes used and skills learnt, gives every child the opportunity to be part of the finished
Welcome back
It was wonderful to welcome our pupils back to school after the Christmas break and they have quickly settled into the school routine. For our Year 6 pupils the next few weeks are of particular importance as they prepare for St Mary's College Entrance examination on 23rd January. They are working hard in Numeracy, Literacy and
Honouring Our Lady
Reception Class offered their morning prayers to Our Lady to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. During the whole school assembly, pupils were told about the importance of the Feast and why we celebrate and commerate one of the most important holy days in the liturgical
Show Choir hits the right note!
The Mount Show Choir performed at two Liverpool venues recently, entertaining onlookers and proud families with its Christmas repertoire of carols and hit songs from musicals. At Liverpool One, in the shadow of two huge lit-up reindeers, the 50-plus strong Choir, made up of pupils from Reception through to Year 6,
The Christmas Holiday Club for the Over 5's is running from Thursday, 18th December to Tuesday, 23rd December 2014 and the 5th and 6th January 2015 here at The Mount. Please click on the links below for more information and the Booking
Stars of the Week
  • 30th January 2015New
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Friday, 30th January

The CB Cross Country is taking place today. Hugh Macauley Football is on after school.

ISI Interim Report May 2011

View the findings and download the full report here


whiteSt. Mary's College Preparatory School, The Mount, Blundellsands Rd West, 
Liverpool L23 6TF

Telephone: 0151 924 6302
Fax: 0151 932 0450