School Picture

A watercolour of St Mary's School by Arthur Gilpin.


Head Teacher Mrs Haezewindt.

New Road
Northchurch, Berkhamsted,
Tel: 01442 389040
Fax: 01442 390589

Email: admin@stmarys916.herts.sch.uk


Read our recent Ofsted Report - 21-22 May 2014


 Welcome to St Mary's C of E (VA) First School

Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome to St Mary’s.

St Mary’s C of E First 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 well being 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. Academic 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 outstanding member of the community. We hope that you find this prospectus 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.

Eloise Haezewindt




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