St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick

Snippets of News

Borcherds Shield for Gifted Mathematicians

Our four talented mathematicians.

11 October 2019

Four children from Year 4 went to take part in the Maths Competition at King Edwards School Birmingham.

This is the first time these children had taken part in this very tough competition and they did us proud. They came third and the standard was extremely high.

Well done children, you were fantastic!

Harvest Festival

Our excellent harvest collection.

4 October 2019

This year we decided to support a local food bank. We asked for donations for Smethwick Food Bank as we had been informed they were providing emergency food to local people who are referred to them in times of crisis and were struggling to get supplies.

We were overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of our families in school, we had such a wonderful array of donations, some shown here below, but there were more we could not fit on the display.

A huge thank you to everyone who so willingly donated goods.

Year 6 End of Year Trip to London

Year 6 enjoying the sights of London.

4 and 5 July 2019

The end of year trip for Year 6 was to visit London to do some sightseeing, watch a show and eat at a themed restaurant.

The show was Aladdin, which was fantastic, the restaurant was Bubba Gump Shrimp Co and they saw many of the main attractions in London.

What a fabulous end to their Primary School experience. We wish you all the best in your new schools. Goodbye Year 6.

EYFS Water Play

Enjoying fun in the water.

4 July 2019

We took advantage of the nice weather and had some fun in the playground; we wore our swimming things and got very wet. The sunshine kept us warm and after the fun was over, we dried off and had some more fun back in the classroom.

What an enjoyable day.

Summer Concert

Children performing at the concert.

27 June 2019

We held our Summer Concert, which the children have been preparing for a while and the effort was well worth it.

The musical talent shone through.

The choir sang beautifully as did Years 3, 4 and 5. The musicians excelled and together as groups or as soloists they proved how hard work really does pay off.

Thank you if you came to support your children. Well done to everyone who took part, you sounded fabulous!

Pyramid Concert

At the Pyramid Concert.

14 February 2019

Year 5 learnt many new songs to perform at The Pyramid Concert at Birmingham's Town Hall.

The theme this year was Disco Fever. They had a great time singing with Mr Mallinson. They enjoyed a fun filled day, practising during the afternoon and performing to a packed out audience at Birmingham Town Hall, weeks of hard work paid off everyone had a fantastic time.

Well done Year 5 you were a credit to St Gregory’s.

'Save the Rain Forest' Theme Day

Year 5 celebrate the success of their day.

6 February 2019

Year 5 held a cake and book sale for their Theme Day – 'Save the Rain Forest.'

They dressed in green and created an awareness campaign, which they shared with other classes.

They raised over £180 to send to WWF-UK. This is a fantastic amount, well done Year 5.

Borcherds Shield for Gifted Mathematicians

Congratulations to our gifted mathematicians.

23 January 2019

We made it to the final of this competition, which was held at King Edwards School Edgbaston.

There are over 80 schools from Birmingham and the West Midlands that take part.

We came 3rd overall, which is the bronze award. This is a marvellous achievement, congratulations to all involved.

Christmas Performance

KS2 children give their Christmas performance.

17 December 2018

Key Stage 2 children did two performances of ‘It’s Chri-i-i-stmas’ - one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

They had to learn lines and songs; they wore fabulous costumes and were amazing actors.

The audience had a great time and clapped in all the right places!

Well done KS2, and happy Christmas to you all.

Christmas Carol Concert

Performing our Christmas Carols.

4 December 2018

Today we invited members of our community, grandparents and other people who support us, to our Christmas Carol Concert.

We had the choir, the brass band plus violinists playing and our older children singing.

The audience said what a marvellous morning they had.

Remembrance Day

Our display for Remembrance.

11 November 2018

This Remembrance Day marked 100 years of the end of the First World War, the children made poppies for our beautiful display. We held an assembly and a minutes silence to show our respect for all the fallen and injured.

Lest We Forget.

Goodbye Year 6

Our Year 6 leavers.

19 July 2018

Today we said goodbye to our Year 6 children.

It was a very emotional day. They have been a lovely class we will miss them all.

Thank you, Year 6, for the memories.

MAC Sports Day

Participating in races at the Hadley Stadium.

29 June 2018

We joined the other Years 5 and 6 from the MAC at Hadley stadium, to take part in a sports day.

The weather was lovely and we had lots of fun. We did many different races and enjoyed the competition.

Well done everyone.

Hagley Reggae Band

Enjoying the band.

26 June 2018

The Hagley Reggae Band came into school to play some songs for us. We had a lovely time, we joined in with some songs and actions.

It was avery uplifting afternoon.

Thank you Mr Mallison and the gang.

Bikeability Week

Year 6 enjoying Bikeability training.

18 June 2018

Some Year 6 children took part in Bikeability.

Bikeability is designed to give the children the skills and confidence they need to ride their bikes on today’s roads.The children will be taught to ride a bike to the National Standards and introduce them to cycling as an everyday, fun, healthy activity.

Good Shepherd Mass

Year 5 participated in the Good Shepherd Mass at St Chad's Cathedral.

11 June 2018

Year 5 children were invited to participate in the Good Shepherd Mass at St Chad's Cathedral.

As a school we raised over £360.00 for the Father Hudson Charity by putting spare change in the charity boxes, due to this large amount of money raised we were asked to take part and some of our children also read Bidding Prayers.

Vocations Week

Listening to our visitors during Vocations Week.

2 May 2018

This week was Vocations Week.

We had two Jesuit Priests who came from Manresa House to talk to us. They came to tell us about their calling to the priesthood and we got to ask questions about vocations.

St George's Day Celebrations

Our red and white celebration.

20 March 2018

We celebrated St George’s Day by wearing red and white and had a celebration after school.

The children sang songs and the parents had tea and scones.

Borcherds Shield for Gifted Mathematicians

Our clever maths challengers.

9 March 2018

Well done to the four children from Year 5 who took part in the Maths challenge at King Edwards.

They did fantastically well coming fourth and winning medals. They were up against some very tough opposition.


Father Hudson Assembly

Learning about the Good Shepherd Appeal.

8 March 2018

Lucy came to tell us about the importance of The Good Shepherd Appeal and the wonderful work they do supporting homeless people and other charities.

We know that the money we collect in our boxes goes to help people who need it the most.

NSPCC Speaking Out and Staying Safe

Listening to the NSPCC presentation.

22 November 2017

The NSPCC came to talk to us about speaking out and staying safe.

This is a nationwide programme for every school aged child in the UK. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy we learnt how to stay safe.

Second Hand Book Sale

A busy book sale in progress.

17 November 2017

We held a second hand book sale.

Children donated their used books so other children could get pleasure from them. In doing so, we raised money for School Fund.

Thank you to the Friends of St Gregory’s for all your help.

Year 4 Maths Competition

Some of our Year 4 mathematicians.

17 November 2017

Well done to the Year 4 children who were chosen to represent our school at the More Able Maths Challenge at King Edwards School, Edgbaston.

They worked really well together and were a credit to the school.

Congratulations to all.


Our Remembrance display.

10 November 2017

The children worked hard to honour our fallen soldiers with this beautiful display.

We held our minutes silence at 11.00am on the 10th November. We also had an assembly in the afternoon to remind us of the reasons for Remembrance Day.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival assembly.

29 September 2017

We donated lots of food and other essentials to the Fireside Centre to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

Year 2 at the Fire Station

Year 2 at the First Station.

4 April 2017

Year 2 went to the Fire Station to learn about the importance of fire safety and to see how the station operates.

As part of the visit, children got to meet firefighters who told them about how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly.

Christmas Disco

The Christmas Disco Celebrations.

2 December 2016

The Christmas Disco proved a success once again as children enjoyed dancing and partying to their favourite songs.

Pupils wore their party clothes and each received a glow stick gift as part of the celebrations.

Retreat Day

Pupils enjoying the singing.

23 November 2016

One Life Music visited the school for a Retreat Day.

The children enjoyed the group interaction and singing from what proved a very enjoyable day.

Eco Bus

Year 3 children having fun on the Eco Bus.

8 and 9 November 2016

The Eco Bus visited the school to give Key Stage 1 and 2 children the opportunity to learn about environmental responsibilities and the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling waste from the home.

The children had great fun and learnt lots in the process!

Year 4 Visit the Hindu Temple

Year 4 visiting the temple.

18 October 2016

As part of Multi-faith week Year 4 children visited the ‘Durga Bhawan’ Hindu Temple in Smethwick.

Children spent the morning learning about the history and tradition of the Hindu religion.

Year 4 Maths Competition

Our clever mathematicians with their bronze medals.

26 February 2016

Congratulations to the Year 4 children who achieved a Bronze medal at the Maths Competition held at King Edwards School, Edgbaston involving 12 Primary Schools from all over Birmingham.

Well done to all!

Year 6 Visit St Chad's Cathedral

Year 6 visiting St Chad's Cathedral.

1 October 2015

As part of their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Year 6 pupils visited St Chad’s Cathedral.

The visit included a tour of the Cathedral and Crypt, and a celebration of Mass.

Tag Rugby Tournament

Tag Rugby players.

20 March 2015

On Friday 20 March, some of the children from our Year 3 and 4 classes took part in a Tag Rugby Tournament held at Harborne Academy.

Well done to our team who came second out of five schools.

Solar Eclipse

Carefully watching the solar eclipse.

20 March 2015

On Friday 20 March, Years 1 to 6 had the chance to have a look at the Solar Eclipse through some special glasses.

All the children were impressed and were happy they could take part.

Junior Bupa Run

Participants in the run.

19 October 2014

On Sunday 19 October, some of the children from school took part in the Junior Bupa 2.5km Run in Birmingham.

Mr Hancox and Mrs Shilton have started a Running Club after school, which has helped prepare the pupils for the run.

Everyone had a great time and managed to finish the run.

Year 6's End of Year Trip to London

Year 6 enjoying the London sunshine.

9 and 10 July 2014

Year 6 went to London for their end of year trip.

They went sightseeing, to the theatre to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and they also went to the Natural History Museum!

A great time was had by all.

School Council Visit Thimblemill Brook

Our School Councillors.

7 May 2014

On Wednesday 7 May, our School Council went to Thimblemill Brook for the New Bridge opening, and two of our pupils got to cut the ribbon for it as well.

Whilst the children were there they also got to listen to a storyteller from the new sculptured chair, as well as playing pooh sticks along the Brook.

Library Quiz Winners

Our library quiz winners.

19 March 2014

Well done! Congratulations to the Year 5 pupils who took part in the ‘Library Quiz’ at Thimblemill Library and came first! What an achievement!

They will now enter a Grand Final against other winning teams from other Sandwell areas.

Good Luck!

Sustainability Assembly

Year 6's assembly.

7 December 2012

On Friday 7th December, Year 6 held an assembly after coming up with the idea of combining work in class on sustainability with the world God created for us.

The children wrote creation prayers, performed a rap and sung beautifully sharing how we can care for our world by doing small acts.

They invited our local MP John Speller to join us so that they could get him to spread their messages to others.

Sandwell Eco Competition

The entry in the eco-competition.

November 2011

An ex-Year 6 pupil of St Gregory's participated in the Sandwell Eco Competition.

The children were asked to design an Eco based picture for local buses. Our ex-pupil's design was chosen as runner up.

We were all extremely proud of her efforts and wish her well in her secondary school.