From The Head

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome to St Mary’s school website.

Welcome is the theme for my first message as new head teacher. Not only am I welcoming new pupils and parents to the school but also experiencing the St Mary’s welcome for myself. In my visits in July, staff and pupils have radiated the Gospel values of love, peace and charity through their welcome to me. Indeed, I have been embraced both physically and in prayer by the St Mary’s community and it is this love and prayer that are an integral part of the day within our Catholic school. We can all gain strength from this shared experience of Jesus’ love for us.

The school community is made up of individuals; children, parents and staff all of whom have potential, some yet untapped, and everyone needs to be encouraged to achieve their best. Every child has the right to a safe education where they are valued, respected and are taken seriously. This goes for staff and parents too if we are truly living our faith and we can all encourage our children to develop a growth mind-set about their education and build resilience for the future. With this self-belief each child can develop into a strong, confident and independent learner.

As indicated by the website strong links between home, school and parish are vital in the health of this school. We all have a part to play in ensuring these ties are strong.

Finally, as we move forward in the commencement of the new academic year, I urge you to remember the key principles set out in 1 Corinthians 13:13, ‘so these things continue forever: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love’.

Welcome to the love of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.


"A culture of high expectations
for all ensures that pupils and teachers aspire to
achieve their best. Pupils exhibit a love of learning" Ofsted March 2016

"To the greater glory of God"

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