Welcome to St. Mary’s CE (VA) 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


Sports Day

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St. Mary’s held its Sports Day on 21 July, a lovely sunny day. As usual, the activities consisted of egg and spoon race, sack race, bean bag and bucket shuttle race, quoits in hoops and javelin throwing. There were also toddlers’, mums’ and dads’ races. Our photo shows the winning Dragon house captains receiving the Sports’ Day Shield. Mr Macey was presented with his trophy awarded by the Dacorum Schools’ Sports Network for Services to PE and Schools’ Sports. Also many thanks to him for organising this day, to the School Association for providing bacon rolls and coffee before the event and to all the helpers on the day.

Reception Admission Tours

New Admissions Information – Prospective Parent Tours 2016/17

Back to School!

A very warm welcome to the autumn/winter term at St. Mary’s, which began on 3 September.Our first Year 6 class is settling into their lovely new class room. They have a busy and exciting year ahead of them.

A special welcome goes to the children who are starting at St. Mary’s this year in Nursery and Reception. The Foundation Stage team are very pleased how well they are settling in.

Welcome also to those who have moved schools and have started their first year at St. Mary’s in Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5. We hope you enjoy your time at our school.

We wish all children at St. Mary’s a wonderful and successful year.


  • 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.