Prayer for the week - God is always with us in many different ways in our lives. 

Welcome back Everyone!

You are all looking very smart ready for a new and happy year!

Thank you to the many parents who managed to attend our 'Meet the Teacher' sessions. We hope you found them useful. What a fantastic turn out! 


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

Latest Events Calendar Events

Year 5 - Come & See Assembly27Sep2016

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Year 4 Class Mass28Sep2016

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Full Governors Meeting28Sep2016

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Macmillan Coffee Morning - All welcome30Sep2016

9:00 am - 10:00 am

PGL Residential @ Winmarleigh Hall30Sep2016

2:30 pm - 02 oct, 6:30 pm

School run clubs start this week03Oct2016

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Year 4 - Come & See Assembly04Oct2016

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Year 3 Class Mass05Oct2016

9:00 am - 9:30 am

CAFOD Harvest Day07Oct2016

9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Year 3 - Come & See Assembly11Oct2016

9:00 am - 9:30 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 - our school community is a wonderful place to be.


Mrs Clare Lightbown

(Acting Head Teacher)



Latest Newsletters

  • 23 Sep 2016
    23rd September 2016

    On this week's Newsletter.... Parent Governor, Meet the Teacher, Holy Mass, PE Kits, Before/After School Clubs Macmillan Coffee morning 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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