Welcome to St Mary’s C of E Primary School
In these difficult and uncertain times, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
‘There is a clear sense of community at St Mary’s with a genuine, tangible warmth between staff and pupils.’ SIAMS Inspection 2019
‘Excellence Together, Learning Through Faith’
I am very proud to be leading such a warm, caring and friendly school and encourage you to come and meet our lovely children and dedicated staff team.
A Church of England School (Voluntary Aided) ,St Mary’s enjoys strong links with St. Mary’s Church and the wider community. 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.
We are committed to ensuring our pupils are valued and reach their full potential, ready to succeed and become confident young adults prepared for an ever-changing world.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website and would welcome the opportunity to show you around our wonderful school. Please contact the school office, or make an appointment to view the school and meet with me.
Free Childcare for Children of Working Parents
From September 2017, the government increased free childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week (if used across 38 weeks a year), for working parents of three and four year olds. To find out if you are eligible, please refer to the Department of Education website here.
We offer the 30 hour Government Entitlement. Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy for further details.
When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility
Please register with an email address and a password at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions.
Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.
If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask the school office.
Emergency School Closures
Hertfordshire’s new Schools Closure Notification System (CNS) came into force on 1st December. In order to receive CNS messages sent by the school, parents/carers must register with the system. Please follow the link for further information – letter-everbridge-parents Once registered messages will be delivered directly to you by SMS (text) and/or email rather than you having to look at the schools’ emergency closure information page on Hertfordshire’s website. Schoolcomms is no longer used for notification of school emergency closure. School closure will still be notified on the school website and by local radio.