College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Welcome to St Mary’s CE Primary School
Mrs Naomi Clarke
}I am very proud to be able to welcome you to our wonderful school. Our website should provide you with all the information you need, but we always welcome visits to the school if you need further information.
As you enter our school, you will find us ‘Learning Together’ in faith, love and friendship; we pride ourselves on our strong family atmosphere. At St Mary’s, a highly motivated and dedicated team ensure that all children aspire to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.
Every child is valued for their uniqueness and our strong pastoral support enables them to develop the self-esteem and skills they will need to be successful in life; playing, learning and working together now and in the future. The support, challenge and determination to achieve exceptional outcomes for all within our school community is fostered by everyone.
Adults, children and families are all supported to achieve and thrive. We aim to nurture children who are inclusive, tolerant and, most importantly, enthusiastic about life itself; they are set superb examples of this by the caring members of our school community.
The children are enabled to successfully grow into citizens of the future through our diverse and creative curriculum, where learning is rooted in experience. We believe that ‘Learning Together’ with respect and tolerance provides the perfect start to a life-long journey of discovery and fulfilment.~
Mrs Naomi Clarke,
Following the inspection on 16th November 2017, we are pleased to report that Ofsted concluded that St Mary’s “continues to be good”.
We were proud Ofsted reported to Mrs Clarke that parents and the local community “recognise the strengths of your leadership [and] would recommend the school.”
If you would like to read more, please visit our Inspections and Reviews page.
A Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review was undertaken by an experienced, external team over three days in March, 2017. They said:
"Teachers establish strong relationships with pupils, offer appropriate praise and manage behaviour well. Most pupils display high levels of engagement in all classes. Under the guidance of their class teacher, pupils are fully focused on their learning tasks. ...Interesting ‘hooks’ in lessons... motivate and enthuse pupils, prompting one comment, ‘learning is fun!’."
You can read read the full review here.
We believe that every child should have equal opportunity and access to an excellent education. We know that disadvantaged learners can require greater support in order to achieve results that are in line with other children and young people. St Mary's follows the Disadvantaged Learner Charter. Read more on our Pupil Premium page.
At St Mary's CE Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and have a culture of vigilance in all aspects of safeguarding and child protection. Please see our Safeguarding page for more information about the school's policies and procedures (here).
St Mary's Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs N Clarke Mr R Payne Mrs H Fudge
Child Protection Governor: Sandra Horsnall
Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH)
We pride ourselves that every member of the St Mary's team considers each child's broader well-being as being of paramount importance. Therefore, we create opportunities and take the time to get to know the children in our care well and, when necessary, aim to support them and their families in addressing any issues in their emotional well-being and mental health. You can find out more here.
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We warmly welcome visits to our school. We are a totally inclusive school and welcome all children. Please telephone our school office on 01793 770239 and speak to Mrs Lawrence who will be happy to make an appointment for you to look around or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. Applications to our school are managed by Wiltshire Council, please click on the link to access Wiltshire Council School Admissions. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any admission related query.
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