Welcome to St. Mary’s CE Primary School

An Outstanding Church School’ – Inspection Report

 ‘Excellence Together, Learning Through Faith’

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

Welcome back to the new school term

 Start of Term Prayer

Holy Spirit – Bless us with love and energy so that throughout this term we may work together to build the Kingdom of God in our homes and in our school.  Amen.

 

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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.

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.

 

 

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  severe weather can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website via the following link:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/schlife/schoolclose/

Dates:

Tues 27th Sept – Y3 trip to Berkhamsted Castle & Y4 trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor

Fri 30th Sept – Macmillan Coffee Morning – 8.55 am in the school hall

Tues 18th Oct – Parent Consultations 5.00 – 8.00 pm

Weds 19th Oct – Parent Consultations – 3.45 – 5.00 pm

Half term – 24th – 28th October

Inset Day Mon 31st Oct

Children return to school Tues 1st Nov

Parent Tour Dates 2016/17

Prospective Reception Parents – Mon 14th Nov  – 11.00 am and Wed 30th Nov – 11.00 am

Prospective Nursery & Reception Parents – Fri 13th Jan – 11.00 am

Prospective Nursery Parents – Tues 7th Feb – 9.30 am and Thurs 2nd Mar – 9.30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

OUR AIMS

  • 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.