Headteacher: Mr Adrian Scarrett
Mrs Rachael O'Dell - SENDCo
Miss Amy Frost - Teaching & Learning
The children were visited by author John Dougherty who was in the area for the Appledore book festival. He has written a range of poetry and fiction books for children including the Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face series. He held an assembly where he spoke about his books and performed some songs and poetry. Afterwards, children who had purchased his books were able to get them signed.
Gliddon and Squire
This year the children are again competing in the Gliddon and Squire Cross Country league. This takes place over 6 weekend events throughout the winter. We look forward to sharing their successes soon.
Welcome to St. Mary's C of E Primary School website. Please feel free to browse the pages you find here. If you have any suggestions for improving this site, or any other comments or queries, please contact us via e-mail or telephone. If you would like a paper copy of information on the school website, please contact the school office and this can be provided for you.
On the 19th and 20th October 2016, Ofsted inspected our school. Four inspectors were involved in the process. The inspection focuses on the key areas below and grades a school as Inadequate, Requires Improvement, Good or Outstanding. A summary of these gradings are below.
|Effectiveness of Leadership & Managment||Good|
|Quality of teaching, learning and Assessment||Good|
|Personal development, behaviour and welfare||Good|
|Outcomes for pupils||Good|
|Early Years Provision||Outstanding|
To view the full Ofsted Report from October 2016 please click here.
St Mary's is a two form entry primary school with up to sixty children in each year group, giving a capacity of 420 pupils. Whilst we are a relatively large primary school, we pride ourselves in having a distinct community feel. Teachers , support staff and senior leaders build extemely positive relationships with children and their families in order to make them feel that, whilst being part of a large community, they are very much valued. Our ethos is represented through the BASE logo which you can see at the top of this page and the sense of belonging that children and families get from our staff is integral to ensuring parents and children feel safe at our school.
We plan an exciting and rich curriculum where children are given many opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge through different experiences. This ensures that the children enjoy their time at St Mary's.
If children feel that they Belong, that they are Safe and that they Enjoy their learning then we, at St Mary's, feel that they will Achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. It is our aim to provide a learning experience which is Building A Solid Base For The Future of all of our children.
To see an overview of the school curriculum, please click on the About Us tab then Curriculum Statement.
Please remember that you can now receive information from the school via email or text, through the School Money System. For more information about this, please speak to Sally or Dawn in the school office. Parents can also request a paper copy of any information on our school website by contacting the school office.
As ever, if you have any concerns or worries about your child, that you feel we may be able to help with, then please don’t hesitate in contacting your child’s class teacher, or me, and we will do what we can to support you.
Thank you for your support.