St. Boniface is a Voluntary Aided primary school provided by the Diocese of Salford and maintained by Salford Local Authority. The School’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. The school caters for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11 years.
The current building was opened in 1972. The main building consists of 7 class bases, shared curriculum areas, 2 halls, a library and a computer suite. Nursery pupils are accommodated in a separate, self-contained building. There are extensive external areas providing opportunities for sport, play and extended curriculum activities.
A Catholic Community
St. Boniface is a Roman Catholic School. We teach the faith, doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. We work in partnership with the Parishes of St. Boniface and St. Sebastian. Our Parish Priest is Fr. Anthony Sudlow. Children are involved in school Masses and religious celebrations throughout the year. These are rich and valuable experiences which parents and carers are welcome to share in.
We are proud to be named after St. Boniface, a missionary priest, dedicated to teaching the Good News of Christ. Saint Boniface was born in Devon in 680. He became a Benedictine Priest when he was 30. He was also a teacher and wrote a book on Latin grammar for his pupils. He was invited to become abbot of his Benedictine community but instead chose to do missionary work in Germany. He dedicated his life to the Church by baptising converts and reconciling priests with Rome. A story about St. Boniface tells of him converting pagans by chopping down an Oak tree. The pagans believed that Boniface would be struck dead by the god Thor. When Boniface survived the pagans were inspired to believe in one God. He planted a fir tree in place of the oak and used its shape to teach the pagans about the Trinity. He and 52 of his followers were massacred in 754 whilst preparing to confirm some converts. His feast day is 5th June.
We trust that parents and carers wanting to send their children to St. Boniface will support them to develop their Catholic faith with us. In Year 3, children participate in the Salford Diocesan Sacramental Programme. During this year, children are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmatio and First Eucharist.
Type & Age Range:
Roman Catholic Primary School Age 3-11 including Nursery
Foundation Stage Nursery and Reception
Key Stage 1 Year 1 and Year 2
Key Stage 2 Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
Admission Number: 30
Head Teacher Miss Julie Bainbridge
Chair of Governors Mrs Victoria Davies