St Mary's Catholic Primary School Inspection

Section 48 Inspection on 8/9 March 2017

Following a formal Diocesan inspection of the school on 8/9 March, St Mary's has received the overall grade of outstanding for the Catholic Life and Religious Education at the school.  The inspector summarised his report by stating that "This is an outstanding, Catholic primary school".  Sincere thanks go to all staff, parents and of course our pupils, whose hard work and commitment have led to such an excellent judgement.  All parishioners can be so proud of having such a special school serving our parish.

Paul Jackson

Chair of the Academy Council

Friday 17 March 2017

Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Church, Knaresborough

Welcome to St Mary's Knaresborough. It is the town's Roman Catholic Church, situated on Bond End on the main A59 on the edge of the town centre.  The parish comprises all of Knaresborough town and many of the surrounding villages including Scriven, Scotton, Lingerfield, Farnham, Copgrove, Staveley, Arkendale, Coneythorpe, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Hay-a-Park, Harrogate Road up to the golf club house, and Forest Moor Road towards Harrogate up to and including White House Farm.  For a map of the parish boundary click here.  For directions to church see the Contact page.

Front of Chruch

St Mary's front entrance from the A59 (Bond End)


Whether you are looking to join our parish community on a regular basis, or are enquiring about becoming part of the church for a special event, such as a wedding or a baptism, or simply visiting the area and looking for a place to worship, these pages should give you all that you need to know.


Church Entrance

St Mary's rear entrance from Church Lane and the church car park


If you would like to get in touch we would be pleased to hear from you. In the meantime we hope you´ll enjoy your visit to our website.



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