Mr Payne, our Deputy Head, is training hard for the London Marathon Read his BLOG here >>>>>>>   Mr Payne, our Deputy Head, is training hard for the London Marathon Read his BLOG here >>>>>>>   Mr Payne, our Deputy Head, is training hard for the London Marathon Read his BLOG here >>>>>>>   Mr Payne, our Deputy Head, is training hard for the London Marathon Read his BLOG here >>>>>>> 

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, 2018. They said:

"Relationships across the school are warm and productive and staff make very effective use of praise and rewards. Pupils say they feel safe and secure, and always have an adult to talk to and get help from. As a result, they are able to concentrate and most make good progress. They are engaged and exhibit positive attitudes towards learning. Pupils are happy, resilient and confident to talk to visitors."

You can read read the full review here.


Disadvantaged Learners

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: Andrew Hargreaves


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.


 If you require a printed copy of any website pages please email

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Mr Payne's London
Marathon Training BLOG

Adults can click here to sponsor Mr Payne:

       WEEK 5 & 6 

 "Disaster struck at the end of week 5 and the beginning of week 6! Well, not exactly a disaster really, but I did fall ill, which meant I had to stop running for 4 days -  on my doctor's orders. It's very hard when you are committed to a training schedule to realise that the best way to get fit and 'back on track' is to actually stop training. However, that is the best approach when illness strikes, otherwise the illness might just end up costing even more training days in the end! Still, the impact on the mileage graph below is clear to see.

I moved some of my runs around on my online training calendar and adjusted my Week 6 runs so that it eased me back into the training load. This also coincided with having to run in the snow and ice, which is risky, but can be made safer by special 'ice cleats' which attach onto trail shoes and have spikes to grip the slippery surfaces.

I'm please to say this care and planning seemed to have worked and so, on Sunday 3rd February, I managed a 17 mile long run, despite not feeling quite 100% fit again. My watch even gave me a special award for my longest run this year!

   Don't forget to try your new Marathon Challenge Question further down the page."

    "I am running the London Marathon on Sunday April 28th to raise money for CLIC Sargent who support children who have cancer. I am looking forward to involving St Mary's children, staff and parents in the fundraising this spring!"

If you would like to make a personal donation, please visit Mr Payne's fundraising page:

Week 4's question asked: 'If Mr Payne ran at a 'seven and a half minute mile' pace on his long, slow Sunday run, how many miles would he have covered in 2 hours?'

Well done to the 57% of you who got the answer right: 16 miles. 



St Mary's C of E Primary School News

  • Artists of the future
    Purton Art Society held an exhibition and invited us to share some of our work.
  • It's the Good Life in Year 1
    Year 1 have had some extra green fingers in to help get our gardens growing.
  • Gymnastic Gold!
    St Mary’s Key Stage Two team won GOLD at the Cluster Gymnastics on Friday.
  • Year 4 Open Afternoon
    Year 4 welcomed parents and grandparents into our classrooms on Thursday. We enjoyed making papyrus paper together and creating our own cartouche designs using salt dough.
  • Down on the farm...
    Year 1 visited a farm today...
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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  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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