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.

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


Stainer Wed 2nd September 2015: Inset Day 1

Thu 3rd September 2015: Term Starts

Friday 23rd October 2015: Inset Day 2

Mon 26th October 2015 – Fri 30th October 2015: 
Autumn Half Term

Fri 18th December 2015: Term Ends 1.30 p.m.

Our school concert took place on 20th May 2015. Pupils from Years 1 to 5 were able to show off their musical skills in front of their classmates, teachers and parents. They’ve been learning various instruments, including the recorder, violin, piano, viola, and guitar. St Mary’s Choir also performed several songs. Well done to all those children who performed in the concert. If you would like to hear St Mary’s Choir perform, please click here.


  • 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.