Achievement of Pupils GOOD **** Quality of Teaching GOOD **** Behaviour and safety of pupils OUTSTANDING **** Leadership and management GOOD **** (Ofsted Sept 2013) 

Welcome to our School Community


Headteacher - Mrs Ann King BEd (Hons) NPQH CCRS



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A warm welcome awaits you at Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School. We hope that our website will help give you a flavour of life in our school.


At Saint Mary’s we like to think of ourselves as a family school with strong links to our parish and local community. The welfare and education of the children are at the heart of everything we do. At Saint Mary’s we hope that your children will feel happy and contented during their time with us.  


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Pupils achieve well. This is because teaching is good and sometimes outstanding, and pupils are desperately keen to reach the highest standards possible.




A beautiful silk painting with an aquatic theme created by our Art Club. Click here to see close up photographs.


Class 4 pastel drawings




The headteacher manages teachers’ performance well. She has successfully improved teaching and learning by motivating staff and pupils to strive for continuous improvement.








Attainment is above average in Year 2 and Year 6.

Reading is significantly above average in both years.




Class 3 portraits in the style of Julian Opie



Class 4 painting for history topic





Pupils behave exceptionally well. They are very proud of their school, feel very safe and well-cared-for, and are very respectful and caring towards others.








Parents are highly satisfied with the school and what it does for their children. They all say their children are happy and safe, and are taught to behave really well.




Pastel picture of a Claude Monet painting



Governors support the school well. They understand data, ask searching questions about it, and examine the school’s tracking procedures to check that all pupils are being helped to do their best.





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