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.

Dacorum Symphony Orchestra

On Monday we were delighted to be able to welcome the Dacorum Symphony Orchestra who performed two concerts to all the children in the school.  Among the music played were selections from  the Radetzky March by Strauss, Folk Songs from Somerset by Vaughan Williams, Eine Kleine Nachtmusic by Mozart and the Teddy Bears’ Picnic arranged especially for the concert. The children were a very attentive audience and also enjoyed learning about the different instruments which form an orchestra.  This was a lovely way to start the week and our thanks go to Mr. Kemp, Chair of Governors, for making this possible.



Parent Viewparent-view logo

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:



Fri 27th May – Y6 First Aid training

Fri 27th May – 2pm Parent Forum

Fri 27th May – Y2 Treat Friday

Half term – Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

Children return to school Monday 6th June

Class Photographs Wed 8th June





















  • 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.