Sacred Heart
Catholic Voluntary Academy

Love · Faith · Truth

We are having a Family Food & Fun afternoon on Friday 8th July. The Grand Summer Raffle will be drawn at this event. If you can donate a prize please contact school!

Welcome to
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

"A community rooted in Love, growing in Faith and Truth. Learning with Christ in our hearts."


I am very proud to be the Headteacher here at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary Academy in Sowerby Bridge. We serve the parishes of Sacred Heart and St Patrick’s, Sowerby Bridge as well as the Good Shepherd in Mytholmroyd.

Our school is a place where all our children feel valued and loved and a place in which they can flourish, whether this is in one of our classrooms looking out over the valley or in our wonderful, well-established Forest School environment. We believe that each child is unique and has the ability to succeed throughout their learning journey. Our staff team strive to bring out the best in each child and our broad, well-structured curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities and experiences to enable and empower them to realise their potential.

Our school community is diverse and enriched by the different faith backgrounds of our children and their families.

We would love you to visit us here at Sacred Heart and have a look around our vibrant and friendly school to see for yourself why Sacred Heart is such a special place.

Mrs McManamin



Our school is part of the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Multi Academy Trust alongside St Malachy’s and St John Fisher.

“It’s a great Primary School with lots of activities…” This is a quote from a recent pupil questionnaire! We are privileged to teach, happy, well motivated children.

We consider every one of our pupils to be special and educating the ‘whole child’ is something we strongly believe in.

We are therefore committed to delivering a rich and personalised curriculum in order that each child may reach their true potential.

Read about our school ethos

Promoting British values at Sacred Heart

Please click here to see a little glimpse of our fabulous Forest School…

To access Sacred Heart’s Purple Mash log on page, click the logo below:

Collaborating with External Providers – The Anne Frank Trust

The pupils in UKS2 have worked with the Anne Frank Trust over the last three years in many ways: face-to-face in workshops, trips to Halifax Minister to see exhibitions and virtually over zoom. Each class has been intrigued to learn about prejudice and discrimination through the eyes of Anne Frank. Whilst the workshops do not solely focus on Anne’s life, they use her life as a catalyst to give pupils perspectives on contemporary issues. We were honoured to be asked to feature in their promotional video and hope to continue our work with them for many years to come. Please watch the video below:

Anne Frank Trust Video


We are a member of The Blessed Peter Snow Academy Trust. Please click on the link below to learn more about our Academy Trust

(including financial information)

The Blessed Peter Snow Academy Trust

A number of our pupils go on to attend our catholic high school  All Saints Catholic College

If you wish to find out more about this school and what it has to offer please click on the link to the school.

For information about our Parish and Church St Patricks and Sacred Heart at Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge please click on the Parish Website below

Sacred Heart and St Patrick’s Church | The Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Mytholmroyd