St. Mary’s RC Primary at Meadowside was built in 1974 and has been established to serve the Catholic population and community in the parishes of St Cecilia’s and St Mary’s in the central and south areas of the City of Sunderland. As a result of continual improvements, extensions and investment to the building we are now a two form entry school with the capacity for 420 children in main school plus 52 children (26FTE) in our Nursery which was completed in 2005. Although St. Mary’s is considered to be an Inner City `Urban’ School the school does have beautiful grounds and is in a residential area near to the popular Barnes Park.