Headteacher's Welcome

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.”

Clare-Marie Burchall

Our Mission Statement

"Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
Matthew (18:20)

We believe that:

  • Jesus is the role model for all that we do, say and think within the school so that our lives are a living witness to the Gospel.
  • Our school is part of the community of love with parish and family.
  • Everyone will become confident, enthusiastic learners who take pride in themselves and their achievements.
  • Everyone will be challenged to become independent learners with enquiring minds and positive attitudes.
  • A happy, safe and healthy environment will be provided where all are nurtured and cared for.
  • Excellent standards of behaviour will be maintained with understanding, forgiveness and reconciliation being at the heart of that process.
  • All members of our school community will celebrate diversity and respect other beliefs, cultures and ways of life as well as caring for our environment.
  • Everyone will see themselves as valued members of a global family.
  • Everyone will learn to take responsibility for our choices in life.
  • Our young people will have the opportunity and confidence to participate in community activities.
  • Our school will continue to develop partnerships with local schools as well as making wider diocesan links.

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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