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.

Diary Dates

Year 4 Woodrow Trip – 22nd-24th March

End of term – School finishes at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 31st March

INSET day – Tuesday 18th April

Children return to school – Wednesday 19th April

 Spring Time at St Mary’s

    

 Good Bye Mrs. Young

On 10th February we said goodbye to our wonderful School Secretary, Mrs. Young.  The Governors, staff and children all gathered together for an assembly, when the children shared special memories and poems with Mrs. Young and the choir sang to her.  It was a very moving occasion and marked  the 26 years Mrs. Young has spent welcoming parents and children to St. Mary’s.  This is the end of an era and we all wish Mrs. Young a really long, happy and very well deserved retirement.  

Free Childcare for Children of Working Parents

From September 2017, the government will increase free childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week (if used across 38 weeks a year), for working parents of three and four year olds. To find out if you are eligible, please refer to the Department of Education website here.

Do we offer the 30 hour Government Entitlement?  YES we do.  Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy for further details.

 

St. Mary’s Reading Results – We are in the TOP 6% IN THE COUNTRY

Celebrating our success – Our Key Stage 2 reading test results are in the top 6% nationally. Please click on the Statutory Information tab to view our KS2 results.

 Parent View

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 logoParent 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. 

Emergency School Closures

Hertfordshire’s new Schools Closure Notification System (CNS) came into force on 1st December.  In order to receive CNS messages sent by the school, parents/carers must register with the system.  Please follow the link for further information –   letter-everbridge-parents    Once registered messages will be delivered directly to you by SMS (text) and/or email rather than you having to look at the schools’ emergency closure information page on Hertfordshire’s website.  Schoolcomms is no longer used for notification of school emergency closure. School closure will still be notified on the school website and by local radio. 

 

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.