Welcome to St. Mary’s CE Primary School


An Outstanding Church School’ – Inspection Report

 ‘Excellence Together, Learning Through Faith’


St Mary’s School watercolour
by Arthur Gilpin

I am very proud to be leading such a warm, caring and friendly school at this busy and exciting time in St. Mary’s history. In September 2014 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary and became a one-form entry Primary School with a Nursery. St. Mary’s Church of England School is a Voluntary Aided school and enjoys strong links with St. Mary’s Church, next door to the school site. We are a happy school and provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment where we live out our Christian Values, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual. We welcome children and families of all faiths and of none.

Our dedicated team of staff and governors look forward to working with you in a constructive and mutually respectful partnership to support your children’s learning.

We are committed to ensuring our pupils are valued and reach their full potential, ready to succeed and become confident young adults.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website and if you require any further information, you are most welcome to contact the school office, or make an appointment to view the school and meet with me.

Vanessa Hunt

 https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk or from the home page of Ofsted website at www.gov.uk/ofsted.


Ian Rose – Paralympic Motivational Speaker

 On Wednesday, we were delighted to be joined by Paralympic athlete Ian Rose. Ian won bronze and silver medals in Judo at the Atlanta and Athens Paralympics, and he shared his inspiring story with us in a fantastic assembly for the whole school. 





When booking summer holidays, please note that children return to school on Monday 5th September 2016.  The whole year term dates for 2016/17 are available on the website.

Emergency School Closures

Emergency school closures will be communicated to parents and carers via the school text system as soon as possible, information on school closures due to snow and severe weather can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website via the following link:



Tues 3rd May – Y3 Celtic Harmony Trip

Wed 4th May – Bags2School collection 9.00 am

Wed 4th May – Reception assembly to parents

Thurs 5th May 2.30pm – Ascension Day Service in church

Thurs 5th May 3.20 – 3.45pm – Open Classrooms














  • To achieve the excellence in all that we do
  • To deliver the highest standards of teaching
  • To develop happy, confident children, instilled with a life-long love of learning
  • To create an environment where everyone in the school can reach their full potential
  • To encourage mutual respect, acceptance and tolerance throughout the community
  • To encourage a true partnership between the school, parents, the parish, governors and the local authority for the benefit of our children.