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PGL – Day Two

The children all had a good night’s sleep and are ready for today’s activities. This morning, they are doing some problem solving and attempting the trapeze, and this afternoon they will be completing the Challenge Course (mud galore!) and having a go on the zip wire. We will post more pictures later on!

Year 6 at PGL

Year 6 arrived safely at PGL and have spent the afternoon playing aeroball and climbing Jacob’s Ladder. They are having a fantastic time!

Welcome back!

We are very excited to welcome you all back for the new academic year. We are both looking forward to beginning our new roles and to working with the pupils, parents, staff and governors to continue making St Mary’s school such a special place.

Ms Ascough will be in school on alternate Monday mornings or afternoons and all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Miss Granite will be in school every day, as will Miss Bell and Mr Knight. There will be a member of the senior leadership team on the playground each day, so please feel free to come and say hello or to share any questions or concerns you may have. If there is something of a more confidential nature that you wish to discuss, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see us.

Although there are some new faces at St Mary’s, our vision and values remain the same.

Our school vision is ‘Excellence with Compassion’, and it is this ethos, along with our six Christian values, which underpins everything we do in school. We want the best for every single child in our school. That means achieving the highest possible academic standards, but also means that we value the whole child – mind, body and spirit – and seek to create a culture of love, respect, wellbeing and safety for everyone in our community.

The year ahead promises to be full of adventures, new challenges and lots of learning and we’re really excited to get started!



Ms Ascough                                                                                                           Miss Granite

Executive Headteacher                                                                                    Head of School

The new term is approaching!

We hope that you have had a wonderful summer break! We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 4th September at 9:00, when school re-opens for pupils. The gates will be open from 8:45 for soft start as usual.

Year 6 End of Year Play

Last Friday, Year 6 delighted us with their fabulous play about games (old and new), taking us into a world of Monopoly, Cluedo and Chess! It was brilliantly performed by everyone, with heartfelt singing, exciting acting and a plethora of scene/ costume changes. Great work Year 6. With thanks to Mr Davies and Ms Ali for all their hard work, and our excellent vocal coach too!

Sports Day KS1 and 2

On Monday, we held our Sports Day at Paddington Recreation Ground. It was a swelteringly hot day, but despite that we managed to have a great time doing different activities. There was an egg and spoon race, long jump, sprinting and football dribbling amongst other things. We finished with an adults vs Year 6 relay race, which the children easily won! Well done, everyone, and thank you to Mr Pendlebury for organising it.

Today, we awarded children with certificates for their participation, and medals for the children who made the greatest effort and showed the best sportsmanship. We also announced that BLUE team had won this year. Congratulations!