St Columba's Catholic Primary School was founded in 1969. We were originally set up as a very unique Catholic school because we served the Catholic children from 3 parishes, St Brigid's, St John Fischer and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. We continue to serve the Catholic and Non Catholic population of these 3 areas and we are proud of our relationships with the parishes and the schools in this area.
Over the years many pupils have been educated through the school and many were so impressed by the school they have subsequently sent their children. Some have even returned to work in the school in later life.
The school used to be next to Nazareth House and Mass was held there each week, but since that has gone we hold Mass in school every Wednesday morning which brings the community together. We also hold many events in the school, such as MacMillan coffee mornings, Christmas plays and a big summer fair. Of late, we have made links with the residents of Longbridge Village and look forward to working together in the future.
The school community is becoming stronger and stronger and we offer many activities for our parents and children alike. The PTA wants to really draw us all closer together and make a difference in all the children's lives and futures. This was a definite achievement in 16-17.
The area has suffered a lot since the demise of the Rover plant across the road but it is now looking to the future with renewed vigour. St Columba's is an integral part of the regeneration of the area and our pupils have canvassed our local MP, the Lord Mayor and the people from St Modwen to include things for them to do as they grow older in the plans for this region.
St Columba's has had a few pupils go on to much bigger things such as Martin Duffy of Primal Scream. We certainly have enough talented pupils to have a future superstar of the sporting or entertainment world in our midst right now.