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.

 Our Values at St. Mary’s


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:



Half term 15th – 19th February

Children return to school  Monday 22nd February

Thurs 3rd March – World Book Day

Friday 4th March – 9.10 am – Mothers’ Day Service in Church

Friday 4th March – Y6 Treat Friday

Sunday 13th March – Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert

Monday 14th March – 3.20 pm – 3.45pm Open Classrooms

Friday 18th March – Y5 Treat Friday


Parent Tour Dates


Prospective Nursery Parents
Thursday 3rd March at 9.30 a.m

Please telephone the school on 01442 389040 or email admin@stmarys916.herts.sch.uk to book a place.


  • 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.