Welcome to St Mary's! I hope you and your child/ren will enjoy being with us. We are a happy, caring, inclusive and successful school - we like to describe ourselves as being like a large family. If we can help you in any way, please ask!
St Mary's is a very busy school - there's always something going on! Communication is therefore vital and the best way to stay informed is to sign up for Parent Mail. We also have a Facebook page and text message system. Each term, you will receive a list of events with dates and times so you can plan ahead. We also try to send out a weekly email reminder each Friday for events happening the following week. If you have any queries, please phone or email the school office.
For all children to achieve their potential, they obviously have to be in school. I monitor attendance regularly and try and support families where I can. If your child is ill, please let the school office know as soon as possible. If I become concerned about your child's attendance, I will contact you initially by letter. A meeting may be arranged if required. I do not authorise holidays during term time except in exceptional circumstances.
We are very lucky at St Mary's as we have our own Forest School. All year groups will have the opportunity to experience outdoor education which is led by our Forest School practitioner. We also enjoy looking after animals too. Currently, we have 3 dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and hens. If you do not want your child to meet the animals, please let us know.
We are proud of being a Church School and each term, the whole school will visit St Mary's Church for a child led service. All parents and carers are welcome to join us.
I'm sure that this will be another great year for St Mary's!