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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

Science Week 2018

Science WeekLooking for ways to celebrate British Science Week 2018? Here at St Mary’s, the children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have been asked to carry out a simple science investigation at home. Your class teacher should have given you instructions to follow or ideas.

If you’re looking for other ideas (or want to do a little something extra), here are some websites that might help:

Looking for an activity that doesn’t require too many resources? Some of the British Science Week website and CREST awards investigations don’t need anything more than items you’d find lying around your house, so why not try one of those?

Be ready to talk about what you get up to! We’re all looking forward to seeing your investigations, or photographs of what you have been doing.

Make sure you ask an adult for help!

Snow update 2nd March

***UPDATE: parents may come and collect their children early if they wish as heavy snow is forecast***

We are open again today. Please use the front door again, like yesterday. There will be no clubs today (before or after school).

Collection times for all children:

F1&2 3.00

Y1&2 3.05

Y3&4 3.10

Y5&6 3.15

1st March – Snow and World Book Day

St Mary’s is open today. Please use the front door, not the playground entrance. We won’t be able to use the playground today as it is very icy.

snow 1st March

World Book Day assembly is at 9.05. Parents welcome. There is no cycling coffee morning today!

Multi-skills club and After School Club have been cancelled. ALL children to go home at 3.15 today. If there are any further updates, we will email and text parents. Have a safe journey.

F2 have been taking the opportunity to investigate the snow with microscopes and magnifying glasses: