About us

At St Mary’s we are dedicated to educating our young people in an inclusive, stimulating and challenging environment preparing them for life-long learning. We provide this in a secure, happy and welcoming environment where Christian and Catholic values are cherished and where staff, pupils and parents work together to achieve common goals.


School information

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St Mary’s Primary School is a denominational, Roman Catholic school, which serves the area of East Central Edinburgh.  It was built originally in 1833.  The pupils attending St Mary’s comprise of a broad social and cultural mix, the majority of whom are Roman Catholics. As a Catholic school we follow the guidance of the Scottish Catholic Education Service in our religious observance, further information can be found in Having Faith in the Curriculum.

St Mary’s is situated in a three storey Victorian building in East London Street.  Sharing the external parts of the building are an after-school care club and a small playgroup.  The main building comprises 14 classrooms, a large gym/ dining hall, a library, a support for learning base, a meeting room and a general-purpose room. Extensive renovations have taken place to restore the external stonework.

The current roll is 326 spread over 13 classes
Our class organisation this session is: – P1A, P1B, P2/1, P2, P2/3, P3, P4, P5A, P5B, P6A, P6B, P7A and P7B.

Most of our pupils go on to: –
St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School
Telephone Number –
0131 229 8734

The other schools in the St Thomas’ Cluster are Holy Cross Primary, St Peter’s Primary, and St Mark’s Primary.

St Mary’s Catchment Map

We hope you find the information on our website useful. Our school handbook has all the information you may need to
know about us but if you need to know any further details do please contact us on 0131 556 7128 between 0845 – 3:30pm
or email us on admin@st-marysrc-pri.edin.sch.uk

Many thanks,

Nicola Kehoe.
Head teacher

Boys outside