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Working Together, Shaping Our Future

Carr Mill Primary is a caring, nurturing community, with a team of staff who are committed to ensuring the needs of all children are at the heart of everything the school does. We provide a stimulating, inclusive curriculum with a varied range of engaging opportunities for children to extend their learning.

We are extremely proud of all our children, and are determined to support every child in exceeding their potential, both academically and as a whole person.

'The school is a caring community where the needs of pupils are at the heart of everything the school does. Children get an exceptional start to their school career in Nursery and Reception classes.' 

                                                                                               (OFSTED 2017)


Shakespeare Art Festival 2018 19th Feb -23rd March.

    Due to the overwhelming success of our Shakespeare themed weeks over many years at Carr Mill, we have now extended our celebrations over 5 weeks. This year it will also incorporate the Arts festival week,  which       will also be linked to Shakespeare.  

    In school, each class will read and learn about a new Shakespeare story and will produce visual                      literacy activities such as role play; making videos; podcasts; talking books and performances in                     response to the Shakespeare story and art work. The artist that created the mosaic display outside of             school, Bernadette Hughes, will be coming in and working with the whole school again on an

     installation that will go inside school and be linked to Shakespeare.  All the children will take part and it will be an excellent way to celebrate our love of Shakespeare at Carr Mill.


Key dates for parents over the Shakespeare Art festival



Monday 19th February

Shakespeare festival activities begin in school.

Wednesday 14th March

Closing date for Shakespeare Hat competition entries. (Details on file attached at the bottom of the page)

Friday 16th March

(National Shakespeare


Shakespeare celebration day- Instead of dressing up for world book day (which we did last year); we will be dressing up on Friday 16th (as part of National Shakespeare week). (Please see details on the attached letter). Parents are invited into a celebration assembly KS2 9-9.30 KS1 9.30-10. Please feel free to also dress up if you like.

Monday 12th March

Artists in over 2 weeks to work with the children on a whole school Shakespeare art installation. Parent’s will be invited in to work with the children.

19th-23rd March

Arts Festival week

Friday 23rd March

Celebration morning KS2 9-9.30 KS1 9.30-10; The morning will celebrate the art and culture work the children have done. Parents are invited back to class to enjoy some food that the children have made linked to their Shakespeare text. (This is similar to previous years). You will also get to see the finished whole school display and the children’s art work in more detail.



Alfie - Never to be forgotten

This term we had the very sad news that one of our much loved pupils, Alfie Dyson, had died following a short, incredibly brave fight with a very rare form of cancer. On Friday 21st November at 2pm the children released over a hundred green balloons in memory of Alfie. Green was Alfie's favourite colour and for the rest of the Autumn term we also changed the colour of this front page -  we hope Alfie would approve.


Please take the time to view our dedication to Alfie at the bottom of this page - it is only a short video, but says everything about how special Alfie was to us all.


Alfie was a good friend to a lot of children and was well liked by all the adults in the school. He is going to be greatly missed and his memory will live on through all of us. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

Mr Maley (Head Teacher)


 Head Teacher's Blog

EYFS/KS1 VIP Awards (Very Impressive Pupil)

Congratulations to all our Reception and KS1 VIP's this week. It was lovely to present the awards for such a range of reasons - resilience, always aiming for their Personal Best and progress in writing to name but a few. The importantance of this is that anyone can achieve these things - VIP awards are very much about having the right attitude for learning.

VIP awards include:

  • VIP Certificate
  • VIP Wrist Band - allows access to the VIP assembly bench and classroom privilages
  • VIP Membership Card - Allows access to the VIP room on Monday lunch time, fast track to the front of the lunch queue on Monday lunch time and entry into the VIP end of term prize draw.


Sign Language After School Club Christmas Performance

After only three sessions, our Year 5 Sign Language Club performed 'I'm dreaming of a White Christmas' to a packed hall of children and parents during our Autumn term celebration assembly. The effort and dedication the children have shown over these three sessions has been incredible and resulted in a wonderful performance that can be viewed on the video at the bottom of this page. A special mention and thank you to Mrs Hunter - our parent volunteer who is leading the After School Club, and Mrs Vaughan for supporting them so well.


Christmas Nativity and KS1/KS2 Performances at St David's Church.

Well done to all of our Early Years children for their fantastic 'Wiggly Nativity' performance. The singing, along with the dancing and acting, was wonderful. For those who missed it (or for those who would like to see it again!) the video of the morning performance is at the bottom of this page - it is guaranteed to put a massive Christmas smile on your face!

Congratulations also go to our KS1 and KS2 children who took part in inspiring Christmas performances at St David's Church. The KS1 performance can be seen at the bottom of this page.


Children in Need and BBC Merseyside

We hope you had the opportunity to see the children star on North West Tonight and Radio Merseyside. If not, or would like to see it again, the TV broadcast is available at the bottom of this page. 

The visit from Pudsey, the Radio Breakfast Team and the TV cameras was a great success and the children enjoyed every second of it.

Enormous thanks for all the change you sent in – the lady from Children in Need was overcome with emotion at the amount collected!


Class 9SH - World War 1 Performance

The children of Class 9SH give a wonderful World War 1 performance this term. As part of their celebration, the video of the performance has been included below. Well done to all involved!



Thank you for your continued support,

Mr A Maley


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Contact the School

Carr Mill Primary School

Kentmere Avenue
St Helens
WA11 7PQ

Mr A Maley - Head Teacher
Mrs C. Rimmer - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678223
Fax: 01744 678220