St Ambrose Barlow RC High School 
                             and Sixth Form            

 The last four years at St. Ambrose Barlow have seen huge changes and developments. We are now firmly settled in to our new site on Ash Drive and celebrated our 60th anniversary there in 2015-16. We are especially proud of our re-launched 6th Form provision – the only school-based post 16 centre in Salford. We are driven by a powerful  Catholic mission (Faith in You, Love in Learning, Hope in Better) and this inspired our efforts to ensure that local young people can attend a Catholic 6th form on their doortsep where we offer a wide range of A level and BTEC courses. We were delighted when in October 2016 Ofsted gave our Sixth Form a “Good” rating.

We are a school of over 1100 young people and as such each day our vibrant Catholic community comes together to learn and grow. As our motto, Crescens Discit Vivere, says, ” It is through growing we learn how to live.” In the past year our pupils have enjoyed hundreds of inspiring experiences. These include trips to the USA, Europe and all over the UK; a wide range of fundraising activities for local and international charities; celebrations of excellence in many different subject areas; success in various different sporting events through which we are local champions in both rugby and football; speaking in the House of Lords; establishing a Fair Trade group and increasingly a strong sense of service to others.

Just before Christmas, and inspired by Father Gavin, who is a regular visitor to our school, Sixth Formers undertook a day of kindness, visiting local people, supporting the elderly and helping the homeless. Many other pupils donated food parcels to charity to support the needy at Christmas. In late January we will be holding a week of celebration of our school culture and Catholic ethos in recognition of the great work that goes on in our school.

Our ultimate aim is that our pupils leave school as what we call “Change Makers” , people who can use their gifts , skills and knowledge for the benefit of others.

We send out a weekly newsletter and publish a quarterly magazine called Horizons. These can be viewed on our website

You may also wish to follow us on Twitter @SABSalford

If you would like to meet our Headteacher Ben Davis, or arrange a visit tothe school, please contact us on 0161 921 1570 or email



St Charles' Parish, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL 
Assistant Priest: Fr. Gavin Landers BA(Hons) STB

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email:

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 9 December.    Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's)  11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 Monday  10 December.   8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  11 December.      8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)- 10.00am (Saint Mary's )  12.45pm Funeral Mass for Derek Ryder RIP.

 Wednesday  12 December.  8.30am Mass (in church)

Thursday  13 December    Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am Mass(Saint Mary's)    7.30pm Devotions for month of Saints.  This week Saint Lucy with candlelit carols in Saint Charles church.

 Friday 14 December 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

 Saturday 15  December.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.   10.00am FIrst Reconciliation Saint Charles. . 11.30 -1200 noon parish confession. First Mass of Sunday (Saint Charles)

Sunday 9 December. Second Sunday of Advent. Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's) . 11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)







More details of parish events in weekly Newsletter.