St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents or Carers,

If you are new to our school community, we welcome you as parents and look forward to a happy and successful association over the coming years. 

St Mary’s Catholic Federation, Carshalton  is a Voluntary Aided Catholic School for girls and boys . The schools lie within the Archdiocese of Southwark and in the pastoral area of South West London.

We are a Christian community which welcomes and brings together priests, governors, parents, staff and pupils in developing a special relationship with God. The Gospel values of love, justice, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness and respect are reflected in our policies and practices.

Our aim is to develop the full potential of each child, spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, physically and socially. We offer equality of opportunity to all children regardless of gender, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin. We celebrate the uniqueness of each child.


St Mary’s Catholic Nursery, Infant and Junior Schools are both three-form entry, Voluntary Aided Catholic schools for girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 11 years. The total number of pupils on roll at the Nursery and Infants School is 322 and a further 360 in the Junior School. 


The schools lie within the parish of The Holy Cross Carshalton, whilst also serving the parishes of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sutton, The Holy Family in Sutton and St Margaret’s in Carshalton Beeches.


In 1890, a Catholic school was opened in Sutton where it was attached to the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. Four years later, the numbers of pupils having increased, new accommodation was provided in the grounds of Carshalton House in Shorts Road. The School thrived in these premises until 1966 when the infants were separated from the juniors and the infant school was established on its present site in West Street. The junior school remained in the Shorts Road premises until 1980 when the school moved to its present modern location, which was originally St Philomena’s Preparation School. In September 2016, St Mary’s Nursery & Infant School and St Mary’s Junior School entered into a hard federation with the school name changing to St Mary’s Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Kind regards

Mrs Hulme MA, NPQH, NLE

Executive Headteacher