Thank you for the interest you have shown in St. Francis Catholic Primary School. Since 1900 there has been a tradition of Catholic Education in Melton Mowbray when the Franciscan Minoresses came to the town and four Catholic children enrolled with them.

St Francis Primary School By 1903 the Sisters were in the position of being able to rent Tower House on Dalby Road, the present Convent. Under the leadership of Sister Clare Coyle, Bishop Ellis laid the foundation stone of the existing school building in February 1957.

In February 1958 the junior pupils transferred from their classrooms in the Convent to brand new classrooms in the present school.

We are proud of the school, its people (staff, governors and parents alike), its children, its place in the wider community and its academic achievements.

St Francis Catholic Primary School is in the parish of the Catholic parish of St John the Baptist in Melton Mowbray. Our parish priest is Rev. Monsignor Canon Thomas McGovern.

Address: 2 Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DJ

Tel: 01664 562274

Father Tom’s Private email: frtmcgovern@sky.comOffice

telephone: 07572 410115.

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who can be contacted on 01664 562274.

Weekend Mass times are:   St Francis Convent Chapel Saturday 6pm

St John's Sunday 9am

St Francis Convent Chapel Sunday 10.30am

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There are 2 places of worship:

St John the Baptist - Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray - LE13 1RB
The church of St. John the Baptist is situated near to the centre of the town. This is the oldest of the three places of worship.

Convent Chapel - Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0BH
The Convent Chapel is on the south side of Melton Mowbray on Dalby Road.

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