“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.
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