We are a vibrant, ever-changing and developing community with a happy, family-orientated environment where many exciting things happen in and out of the classroom! Whether it is great success in sport, cultural activities, charity fund-raising, exciting trips, interesting visitors or parish events.
We are a Catholic School and celebrate each unique child. We embrace our differences, create space for forgiveness and journey towards a shared understanding of God’s love for each of us. Because our children are listened to and valued, they feel they belong and continue to achieve and grow.
You can see from the quotes below what Ofsted and the RE inspectors have said about our school:
(Section 48 RE Inspection June 2015)
St Mary’s is an outstanding Catholic Primary school. Upon entry to the school one is struck by the wonderfully warm and friendly welcome given to all. All children are provided with a Catholic education in a caring and supportive environment where individual needs are exceptionally well catered for.
In our Ofsted inspection in November 2018 the inspection letter stated:
"While achievement of high standards in the basic skills is the school’s priority, enriching pupils’ daily learning through a wide variety of creative experiences has helped to engender their love for learning. Pupils speak highly of their outdoor learning work, their trips and their community projects. The school’s strong emphasis on personal development and sound values has created a harmonious and purposeful learning environment. Pupils feel valued and believe that the school truly lives up to its vision to ‘celebrate the uniqueness of every child’. "
Parents and carers were overwhelmingly positive about the school. They appreciate the care and support that their children receive from staff....and they appreciate everything that you do for them and their families. One parent said of the school, ‘It’s a place of peace and happiness’ and another said, ‘I can’t thank staff enough for what they have done for my child.’
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At St Mary’s, we will work tirelessly to help every pupil realise their full potential in all aspects of their development: spiritually, academically, personally and socially .
We are passionate about providing the best possible facilities and resources that we can, to ensure that every child has the best support to help them achieve their goals.
We welcome involvement and participation from all members of the St Mary’s community. We all have a role in helping our children make the best possible progress.
In choosing this Catholic school for your child we invite you to support their faith journey both at school and in Church whenever you can. As a Catholic community our aims and ideals are Gospel based and our faith permeates our every action. Our children have a rich and exciting curriculum grounded in the roots of our faith.
Our primary school is an extension of the Parish, and making Jesus known and loved is at the centre of everything we do.Our core teaching for our children is at the heart of our Mission: "Love one another as I have loved you"