About our school

About our school

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a good, one-form entry school situated in a rural setting on the outskirts of Berkhamsted, which benefits from beautiful grounds.

St Mary’s has a long, illustrious history which has seen many changes over the years, including becoming a primary school on 1 September 2014 following the reorganisation of the three-tier system in the local area.

Our school was founded in 1864 and our building is a blend of Victorian and modern with a substantial refurbishment completed in October 2014 to accommodate Years Five and Six children, who were previously taught at the middle schools in the town.
St Mary’s is a caring school where every child’s personal development and well-being is important. Through our Christian values, a rich and exciting creative curriculum, extra curriculum activities and close relationships with other local schools we are able to provide a good education which meets the interests and needs of each individual child.

The staff, governors, parents and pupils are fully committed to our vision of ‘Excellence Together, Learning through Faith’, ensuring each child is valued and reaches their full potential. Academic attainment is consistently high at St Mary’s.

For further information about St Mary’s Primary School, or to arrange a visit, please contact the Office Administrator, Mrs Blackmore.


Berkhamsted School Re-organisation

On 26 November 2012 it was confirmed that Hertfordshire County Council Cabinet agreed to change the educational provision in Berkhamsted from a three-tier system, introduced in 1972, to the more conventional two-tier system. In September 2014 St Mary’s First School became St Mary’s Primary  School.

We educate, nurture and support pupils up to Year 6 (age 11) when they transfer to secondary education in Year 7 at Ashlyns School.

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