Prayer for the week - We spread God's love because we are children of light.

What a beautiful Mass we celebrated together, inviting our children and their families to begin their Sacramental journey.


Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was a huge success!

Breaking News - Photos of our coffee morning have appeared in the Bolton News. Please have a look on the Bolton News website!

Thank you to our school community for coming on mass to support this wonderful event. We all had a lovely morning. We have raised £387- What a superb effort!


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

Latest Events Calendar Events

School closed24Oct2016

8:00 am - 28 oct, 3:15 pm

School opens for Breakfast Club31Oct2016

8:15 am - 8:45 am

Year 6 trip to Brockholes01Nov2016

9:15 am - 3:00 pm

KS2 Mass - All Saints02Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Year 1 - Come & See Assembly08Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Year 4 Class Mass09Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Year 3 Class Mass16Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Reception - Come & See Assembly22Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Year 6 Class Mass23Nov2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

  • 21 Oct 2016
    21st October 2016

    On this week's Newsletter.... Sacramental Programme, School Meals & Snacks, Internet Safety Alert, Secondary Applications, Breakfast Club, 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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