Parish and Deanery Links
St Mary's is an active and important part of the Parish of Bognor Regis and the children attend mass both at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and at the school. We have regular visits with our Parish Priests.
First Holy Communion
A large number of our children make their First Holy Communion during KS2. This is then followed by a special celebration at school. If you would like to find out more about the First Holy Communion programme, please contact the Parish Office at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on 01243 823619.
Deanery Enrichment Day
Each year, Year 5 and Year 6 children from each of our Deanery schools join together for an Enrichment Day. The deputies and other staff from each school together with Sixth formers from St Philip Howard plan and run the day. The theme of the day varies from year to year. In 2018 this was a Forest School Day. 2017 was an RE Enrichment Day in the cathedral.
During the academic year 2018/19, children in Year 5 and Year 6 will again enjoy their sports days at St Philip Howard during the course of the year. These are a good opportunity to try other sports and to mix with some of the children from the other Deanery Primary Schools who they may be in classes with once at St Philip Howard, or other local secondary schools.
Deanery Advent Service
Each Advent, Year 5 and Year 6 children from St Mary's, St Richard's and St Philip's Primary Schools all come together at Arundel Cathedral to celebrate the start of Advent.