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

Gardening Club
It was a hive of activity this week in Gardening Club with plenty to be done. The beds, pots and fruit trees needed watering following the recent warm and dry weather and the children quickly filled their watering cans and set to work. The raised beds are being cleared for planting but not before a garlic crop was dug up and this
Year 6 Retreat
Glorious sunshine greeted Year 6 as they arrived in the Lake District for their two day Retreat. The Hostel and its grounds look wonderful under blue skies and the children are making the most of the good weather. They will be taking part in a number of team building games as well as reflecting on the important year ahead. All are
Roald Dahl Day
All pupils at The Mount have marked Roald Dahl Day with a number of classroom actvities and lessons, each focussing on one of the author's wonderful stories that continue to inspire children and adults. From using similies to describe Miss Trunchball from Matilda, to making potions from George's Marvelous Medicine, the children
Old Boys return
As the term begins, our rugby teams start their training for the new season and have an impressive line up of coaches. Four ex St Mary's College students have joined forces and will be putting the boys through their paces at games each week. Former pupils, Deputy Head, Jonathan Webster and newly appointed Year 5 Teacher and PE
Gardening Club
The ever popular Gardening Club met today for the first time this term and quickly got to work. There is a lot of tyding to be done following the harvesting of a variety of crops and the Summer break. The older children made a start with clearing the raised beds and tending to the compost bins, and prepared the soil for
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
Stars of the Week
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Friday, 19th September

We are hosting the CB Schools' U9s 5-a-side Football Tournament today, starting at 1pm. Hugh McAuley Football takes place 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