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Autumn Term 2017

Welcome back!


A warm welcome to all our new children and parents and a warm welcome back to everyone else! I hope you had a lovely relaxing summer and that the children are ready again for some hard work.

We welcome Miss Matthews in Y1 and also Mrs Powell, the new Teaching Assistant in the Reception/Year 1 class. Mrs Renshaw will be teaching the Nursery/Reception class until October half term. We hope they will be very happy with us.

This summer the library in KS2 was painted as part of the PTA funded refurbishment. Thank you! It looks wonderful and will be soon up and running. Mr Wildgoose has been busy sanding and varnishing floors; many children have commented how shiny they are! New smartboards will shortly be fitted in the Nursery/Reception class, Reception/Y1, Y5 and the library. All classrooms now have the latest equipment.

In October, the re-wiring of KS1 will start which will require Y2 to move out of their classroom for the last 4 days of this half term. However, when the children return in November, Y2 should have suspended ceilings with new LED lights and extra sockets in the classroom. The KS1 hall and entrance area should also have new lighting. Exciting!

The re-wiring of the KS2 building will hopefully take place during the next financial year.

As always, please contact the school office or any member of staff if you have any queries. We will be happy to help.

Spring Term 2017

Happy New Year!

I hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas holiday and the children are ready and raring to go again. The teachers have got lots of exciting learning opportunities planned so it should be a great term. Year 3 have got their residential to look forward to this term - a 1 night stay at Edwinstowe Youth Hostel right next to Sherwood Forest. This is the first time we have taken Y3 away overnight - I am sure it will be a success. Sir Thomas Wharton have got several sporting opportunities planned and Y5 have been invited to Hill House St Mary's for an author event. A full calendar of events can be found on the homepage.

As many parents will have seen, the KS2 kitchen is now back up and running after our pipe leak of last year. Some classes have already used our new facilities but all classes will get the chance to cook or bake this term. Thank you to the PTA who have contributed financially to our lovely new facilities. Our next project will be to upgrade our libraries in both KS1 and KS2.

As always, all staff at St Mary's will be more than happy to help should any parent or guardian have any queries or concerns. Please ask in the office or stop me on the playground.

Autumn Term 2016

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a happy summer holiday; a chance to recharge batteries, play outside and hopefully enjoy some sunny weather! 

Over the summer holiday, school has once again been a very busy place. This holiday it was the turn of the 3 downstairs classrooms to be decorated and carpeted. They look great! All classrooms in school have now been refurbished.

Three more classrooms have got a new Smartboard fitted, the cloakroom area in KS2 has been carpeted, the KS1 hall floor has been sanded and varnished and the DT room ramp has been removed enabling a new teaching and learning area to be created. The long anticipated gate across the school drive is also now in place ready for the start of term.

September 2016 sees some new faces at St Mary's. We welcome Mrs Beedle in F2 (Reception), Mr Rhodes in Y3 (Hansby) and Miss Chakanetsa in Y4 (Laughton). Although Mrs Lowe isn't a new face, we welcome her as the new Y5 (Scarbrough) class teacher. Two new teaching assistants will also be working at school - Mrs Berner in Y3 and Mr Kirtley in Y5. We hope they will all be very happy with us.

The beginning of a new school year is always very exciting; we have educational visits planned, new books to write in, new resources to use and new friends to make. I know that our older children are looking forward to helping their Foundation Stage buddies to settle in.

If you would like any information about school or have a question to ask, please talk to any staff member - we will be pleased to help you. Alternatively, stop me on the playground at the start or end of the day.


About St Mary's

We are a happy and caring school with about 220 children on roll.  Our school is beautiful, both inside and out; we have a very large field and are situated only a short distance from St Mary’s Church.

As a school we are committed to developing the partnership between home, school, church and the community. These links help enable our children to develop intellectually, spiritually, morally, emotionally and culturally. 

We are proud to be a Church of England School and we promote the Christian values of care, understanding and tolerance. We are a school which accepts, loves, forgives and trusts, which helps our children’s confidence to grow through the love of God and our commitment to each other.

While professing the uniqueness of the Christian faith, we welcome all children regardless of parents’ belief.

We endeavour to offer a safe and stimulating learning environment where our children are happy and enjoy their learning.

Why not come and visit us? You will be made very welcome. Please contact the school office if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.

We look forward to working in partnership with you.


Janet Sanderson

Head Teacher