Headteacher's Welcome


'It is our aim that our school quickly becomes outstanding'

Having joined the team at St Mary's in January 2013 and I am really proud of our warm and friendly school. We are striving for the very best standards and we are keen to ensure our pupils make good progress in a happy and safe environment. It is our aim that our school quickly becomes outstanding.
'We expect every teacher to be a good teacher – no child deserves less'
We want the very best for our pupils and I meet regularly with all teachers to check that every child is achieving their potential and are making good progress. Class teachers and I regularly look at every child's work and progress data, discuss any existing barriers to learning and develop plans to accelerate learning together. As we are a medium sized school of approximately 150 pupils, we know all the pupils and each other really well. We work closely together to continually improve the quality of teaching our pupils are receiving and monitor how children are engaging in their learning. We strive to make every lesson count. We are a happy school and our teachers all work hard to ensure they are doing all they can to achieve better and better ways of working to secure good outcomes for children. 
'Make every lesson count'
The St Mary's team and governors are committed to providing an interesting curriculum supported through a full range of extra curricular opportunities that allow students to realise their full academic, physical and social potential. Our curriculum plans for the needs of all learners as they progress through their years in our care, providing opportunities for enrichment to develop wider aspects of learning and personal development. Together we expect every teacher to be a good teacher – no child deserves less. We work hard to develop pupil confidence, resilience, humour and faith to enable our pupils to live healthy, satisfying and peaceful adult lives.
We invite you to visit us if you are looking for a smaller school in the area that prides itself on a family atmosphere based on solid Catholic values and a positive climate in which your child can learn.