Welcome to St Mary’s C of E Primary School


A Good Church School’ – SIAMS Inspection Report 2019

‘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’


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












Spring 2019
End of term – Tuesday 23rd July – 1.30pm

Start of term – Tuesday 3rd September

Meet the Teacher evening date for Years 1 to Year 6 (Nursery and Reception have already had their meetings) will be on Wednesday 4th September at 6.00pm and 6.30pm.






 Free Childcare for Children of Working Parents


From September 2017, the government will increase 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.

Do we offer the 30 hour Government Entitlement?  YES we do.  Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy for further details.


 Parent View

Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called parent-view logoParent View.

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
as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

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. 



  • Achieve excellence in all that we do for the children and adults within our community.
  • Deliver the highest standards of academic excellence through awe inspiring, teaching and learning through love and faith.
  • Create an environment where everyone in the school can flourish and reach their full potential and where everyone shall know success.
  • Inspire all children to use their talents and skills to serve and care for each other, the wider community and the environment of which we are part.
  • Develop happy, confident children.
  • Encourage mutual respect, acceptance and tolerance throughout our community based on a firm foundation of Christian and British values.
  • Foster a true partnership between the School, Parents, the Parish, Governors, the Diocese and the Local Community.