I would like to welcome you to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School website. I hope you will find your visit both stimulating and exciting. During your visit to our website, you will be able to view some of the different activities undertaken by our pupils and get a flavour of our rich and stimulating curriculum.
St Mary’s is a vibrant learning community and uses every means possible to motivate and challenge its pupils. Our Forest School encourages learning in the outdoor environment and the experiences of our pupils are enriched through music, art, dance and drama. Educational visits to the theatre or to places connected to the class topic also play a vital part in our curriculum. Pupils leave St Mary’s in Year 6 with outstanding attainment as recognised by OFSTED in Feb 2010.
The most recent OFSTED (Feb 2010) judged the school to be good with a number of outstanding features, most notably in pupils’ attainment, the way pupils engage with the wider community and the way the school engages with parents. OFSTED also judged the school to be outstanding in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness of its pupils. This has been endorsed by the Diocesan Section 48 inspection which judged the school to be outstanding in every area and went on to say …”that St Mary’s epitomises all that a Catholic school should be.” (March 2010)
Above all, we place Jesus, his teachings and his values at the centre of what we do. Our first statement in our Mission Statement says that :
Jesus is our role model in how we act towards each other, in how we think of each other and in what we say to each other.
This is lived out in our daily work at school and through our worship and prayer life. Our Diocesan Section 48 Report judged St Mary’s to be outstanding in every category as a Catholic school. Do click on 'school documents' to read how St Mary’s, “epitomises all that a Catholic school should be.”
"Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
We believe that:
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Click here to read a letter from The Minister of State for Education Reform, Nick Gibb to congratulate the school on their stunning Phonic results! St Mary's was in the top 5% of schools.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is the trading name of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Academy Trust), Swindon, registered in England and Wales under 07697658, registered office Bessemer Road East, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1PE