Prayer for the week - Our lives are filled with God's love.

We had a visit from the poet Matt Goodfellow. It was great! All the classes really enjoyed the poetry workshops and have produced some wonderful work back in class.

Our parent Governor, Mrs Taratiya, came into school to work with our Nursery children. We learned all about the festival of Diwali. Thank you Mrs Taratiya - we had a wonderful day!


 Just click on the door and find out all about the wonderful things happening in each class!

Latest Events Calendar Events

Last week for school run clubs05Dec2016

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Sing Christmas05Dec2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Macron Stadium

Year 4 Class Mass07Dec2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Reception & Nursery am Nativity13Dec2016

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Governors Finance Committee Meeting13Dec2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Y1 - Y6 Panto - Dick Whittington14Dec2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Macron Stadium

Reception & Nursery pm Nativity14Dec2016

2:10 pm - 3:15 pm

KS2 Carol Service in church15Dec2016

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Year 1 & 2 Nativity16Dec2016

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Party Day - party clothes may be worn20Dec2016

9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Calendars page(s): Events Calendar >>

A very warm welcome to St William of York Roman Catholic Primary School in Great Lever, Bolton. We aim to provide the highest quality of Catholic education and welcome families, parish and the wider community, showing respect for everyone. Working together in this loving and caring environment we encourage everyone to reach their full potential.

Following our Ofsted Inspection in May 2012 the inspectors wrote that "they were impressed by the excellent behaviour, politeness, friendliness and hard work" of pupils and that they are "growing up into sensible, caring and thoughtful young people that school, parents and carers can be proud of". They also said that children are "making good progress because teachers are good at helping them to learn".

We hope you like our website, if there is anything else you would find useful please let us know through the 'Contact Us' page.

We welcome you to visit and experience our fantastic school for yourself - we are learning to love and loving to learn!


Mrs Clare Lightbown

(Acting Head Teacher)



Latest Newsletters

  • 02 Dec 2016
    2nd December 2016

    On this week's Newsletter.... Advent celebrations, Parish Fair, Attendance, Before/After School Clubs, Dates for your Diary, Prayer for the week, This week's Special Mentions.


Our Ethos and Values

We Learn to Love and We Love to Learn!

As a Catholic primary school serving our local community our Mission Statement encapsulates our values:

Together, as God’s family we are learning through love, forgiveness, respect and courage to use our unique gifts challenging and transforming our world.

We believe in and promote the key values of:






We do this through:

  •        a broad and balanced curriculum;
  •        our school rules for children and adults: 
  •        Being kind, tidy, listening and taking care how we        move around school and in the playground
  •        living our Mission Statement



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