These are comments from our recent Pupil Survey – Click this text to see more from the Pupil Survey * Everything in school * Great teachers * You will get help if you are stuck on anything – The teachers are always there for you * The lessons are fun and you learn a lot from them * I like all the exciting lessons /fun lessons in school * Friends fun and love and wonderful, amazing teachers * I like the kindness wall outside of year 6 and year 5 * I like when you are in Year 6 you buddy a Reception pupil to guide them through the year * We work as a team and the teachers make the work fun and exciting so we are not bored in lessons * We don’t bully people! * If we are not sure about something in the lesson we can ask the teacher for some help * The staff always listen to what I have to say * I enjoy my lessons because they challenge me and the teachers make them fun and engage with us and I feel if I have a problem the teachers will listen * The teachers help us when we don’t understand the work they give us and they make lessons fun, and there is always something to look forward to * Staff go out of their own way to do fun and exciting things for our school * Choir * I Love the adults who help me as they are all kind * Caring staff * We treat people equally and help people who might have special needs * Our shows * Doing maths, I like science and learning about materials * I liked making my disgusting sandwich and writing how to make them * Everything, big writes and going to the theatre to see the pantomime * Lessons include everyone and fresh air * The staff look after us all the time, they teach us a lot, they help us to make good choices, they help us to make a relationship with God * I like the Stone Age work shop and PE * We all help each other no matter what * We are all a family * I have kind friends * There is always an adult to help – Worry isn’t here * The adults support our mental health and healthy diet and care for pupils I love spending time at this school * Fun activities like Christmas Jumper day * The good amount of equipment in the playground, I love Friday assemblies * How we all come together as a family in worship * They teach everyone to be respectful to each other, our teachers listen to our questions and answer them * It’s a very kind school, adults can have a laugh with you sometimes. It’s challenging, and it’s everything you need I really like how there are so many people that can be kind and helpful
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Mary’s as a Church of England school are outstanding. – SIAMS Inspection June 2017
The highly effective and distinctively Christian leadership of the headteacher and senior leaders ensures that Christian values are deeply embedded in the life and actions of the school. As a result Christian values give excellent support to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.
The role of the ethos group in developing pupils’ excellent understanding of Christian values and actively promoting them is inspiring. Consequently, pupils have a thorough understanding of the importance of the values in the life of the school.
Prayer and reflection are at the heart of this thoughtful and prayerful school. Pupils show considerable maturity in their understanding of the nature of both corporate and personal prayer.
The impact of the school’s Christian vision is observable in the outstanding behaviour of pupils and their relationships with one another.
As a result of very good teaching and learning in religious education (RE), pupils’ responses show a highly creative and thoughtful understanding of themes studied.
Welcome to St. Mary’s CE Website
On behalf of all the children, staff and Governors I would like to warmly welcome you to St Mary’s C.E (Aided) Primary School website. We hope you will find this website useful for finding out information but also for sharing in some of our events and special moments at this very special school.
We are proud to be an inclusive Christian school, with strong links to St Mary’s Church. As a church School we aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values to our pupils through all aspects of the curriculum and school life. (St Mary’s Instrument of Government).
Our Church School Vision
‘Love one another as Jesus loved us’ (John 13 v 34-35)
Jesus said, ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.
Through God’s love and our Christian Values, we encourage each individual to love, respect and value themselves and others.
We encourage and nurture the growth of every individual and their uniqueness so that all flourish and become all that they can be and all that God made them to be.
1. To value all God’s children by providing a safe, caring and inclusive environment, prioritising our efforts to keep them safe from harm.
2. To meet the academic and spiritual needs of pupils through, high expectations, a rich and relevant curriculum which enables every individual regardless of ability to achieve their full potential.
3. To equip learners with transferable skills developing creative and enthusiastic thinkers. Pupils will use their initiative, build confidence, resilience and independence, promoting a ‘can do’ attitude and a desire to learn.
4. To ensure children respect themselves and others, treating everyone fairly with an understanding of their individuality regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, sexuality or social background.
5. To promote responsibility for our actions and behaviour choices; seeking forgiveness and understanding through social and moral development and achieving a culture of excellence.
6. To develop an understanding of deprivation and disadvantage locally, national and globally enabling them to become responsible, valued and contributing citizens.
7. To inspire personal and spiritual growth through high quality worship and reflection.
Our core Christian Values are:
Wisdom Hope Respect (dignity) Community (koinonia)
Our other Christian Values are:
Peace Justice Thankfulness Joy Faith Trust Love Compassion Responsibility Service Courage Creation Humility Generosity Friendship Forgiveness, Truthfulness Perseverance
More information can be found in our school prospectus. Please take a look at our video below which celebrates the Ethos of our School.
If you would like to visit our school to see our strong Christian and family ethos for yourself please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.