“Pupils have positive attitudes towards school and their learning. There are strong relationships between the pupils and adults in the school and a mutual respect clearly exists.” Ofsted September 2017
We are proud of our friendly, welcoming and nurturing ethos, which is underpinned by Christian values and beliefs. At St Mary’s children enjoy a creative curriculum and opportunities to be actively involved in the life and journey of our school. Our school vision is, ‘Let your light shine’ which we live up to.
St Mary’s is an inclusive school and through strong team work with parents/carers, children, staff, governors, our Parish churches including St Marys Church on Upper Street, and outside agencies we work to ensure all children reach their full potential in a safe, calm and empowering environment. Care, guidance and support are strong at St Mary’s, so children are enthusiastic learners who have a mature attitude to their work. We have high expectations for punctuality and attendance and reinforce positive and appropriate behaviour across the school. We expect our school community to be positive role models.
Our school environment includes a Reception garden and playground, a vegetable garden, pond, and a large playground. The school is arranged around a covered courtyard that provides additional teaching space, reflection area and a library. There are many opportunities for parents to visit and communicate with the school through parent consultations, meet the teacher meetings, parents’ workshops, learning with the children days, assemblies, weekly newsletters, class newsletters, coffee mornings, and our Friends of St Mary’s (Parent Teacher Association), plus a wide spread of events.
We welcome you to visit our school, we also hold regular Reception morning visits, including a school tour led by the Headteacher.
Please ring the school office for further information and dates of the school tours. We look forward to meeting you.
In Year Admissions
If you wish to apply for an Islington school, or are an Islington resident applying for a school place and your child is not starting reception class or year seven in September, please complete our online in-year application form.
How to apply?
Firstly, read the relevant Islington schools brochure for information on Islington Schools. You can view or download these brochures by scrolling down to the related documents section at the bottom of this page.
Please read the brochures carefully as some schools (church schools) require you to complete a supplementary information form.
Once you have read the brochure and you have decided which schools you would like to apply for, click on the following link which will take you through the online application process.