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

Latest News

Visit from the Bishop of Hertford


On Thursday 13th November the Bishop of Hertford kindly visited our school. Lots of children from the school contributed questions and the Collective Worship Group and School Council got to interview him. We asked questions about his life and what it is like to be a Bishop. He gave us very interesting answers. Everyone was so happy about his visit and we hope to see him again soon.

Written by Jamie Powell and Olly Painter Y5 (Collective Worship Group).

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:


This Week at St Mary’s

Tuesday 1st December
St. Mary’s v Leverstock Green football away

6.00 pm Meet the Teacher, Jan Nursery starters 

Thursday 3rd December
9.10 am Y5 Class Assembly to Parents

Saturday 5th December
St. Mary’s Xmas Fayre

Friday 18th December
1.30 pm End of Term

Parent Tour Dates 2015-16

Prospective Nursery and Reception Parents
Friday 8th January at 11.00 a.m.

Prospective Nursery Parents
Tuesday 2nd February at 9.30 a.m.
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.