Excellence together, learning through faith.

A warm welcome to our new school website!


St Mary’s School watercolour
by Arthur Gilpin

St Mary’s C of E Primary School has the reputation of being a warm, friendly and caring school that works hard to achieve high standards in learning. We hope that the time your child spends with us will be happy, stimulating and rewarding and that you and your child will feel a part of our school community. We are a caring school where every child’s personal and academic development and wellbeing is important.
Our dedicated staff are committed to ensuring each child is valued and reaches their full potential. We work hard as a team, reviewing progress and exploring new strategies to capture the energy and enthusiasm of young learners and inspire them to develop a love of learning. prayerAcademic attainment is consistently high.

The school was founded in 1864 as an endowed Church of England School for local families. St Mary’s is a voluntary aided school. As a church school we have close links with St Mary’s Church, next door to the school site, as well as the Diocese of St Albans. We follow the Christian ideal and seek to give our children a sense of belonging to a community which cares for each and every member. It is important to offer children a secure, safe and caring environment in which to develop. The school is set in the heart of Northchurch and has excellent resources and facilities. There is opportunity to study science, geography and history first hand. The playground has been widely developed and provides areas for busy and quiet play, whilst the field allows the children to be active and healthy. A range of clubs and links to local organisations ensure our children develop all their interests. We look forward to sharing with you the next exciting stage in your child’s development and to providing a successful and memorable educational experience – and working in partnership with you, to ensure your child is happy and grows into an 15-07-24-summer-holiday-prayeroutstanding member of the community. We hope that you find this website useful in giving a brief outline of our school.

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

Latest News


Stainer Wed 2nd September 2015
Inset Day 1

Thu 3rd September 2015
Term Starts

Friday 23rd October 2015
Inset Day 2

Mon 26th October 2015 – Fri 30th October 2015
Autumn Half Term

Fri 18th December 2015
Term Ends 1.30 p.m.

Our school concert took place on 20th May 2015. Pupils from Years 1 to 5 were able to show off their musical skills in front of their classmates, teachers and parents. They’ve been learning various instruments, including the recorder, violin, piano, viola, and guitar. St Mary’s Choir also performed several songs. Well done to all those children who performed in the concert. If you would like to hear St Mary’s Choir perform, please click here.


  • 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.