We believe that to do the best we can for St Mary’s children we must educate them mentally, physically and spiritually with a curriculum that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.
We provide a curriculum that stimulates inquisitive minds, where children are encouraged to be curious, ask questions and fall in love with learning. We nurture creativity and self-expression though written and practical work as well as art, music and drama. We challenge and motivate in the classroom, helping our pupils to develop a ‘can do’ attitude in order to achieve their academic potential.
With the help of our dedicated expert coaches, we are able offer a high-quality and varied PE programme across the school. All children are expected to take part in a variety of sports, games and activities where there will be opportunities to compete against fellow pupils and other schools. Those with an outstanding sporting ability receive additional specialist coaching and represent the school in competitions.
We aim to teach every child about the importance of physical fitness and encourage them to participate in the ‘Daily Mile’ a fun activity where children run a mile a day for 15 minutes during school time.
Our popular ‘Fitness Week’ in the second half of the summer term is the culmination of our efforts to get every child to take responsibility for their health and fitness.
Finally, we prepare hot, healthy daily meals on the premises as well as offering fruit and snacks, helping our children learn about sensible dietary choices.
Christian values are the bedrock of St Mary’s. Here we believe that every child is a precious gift from God, and we feel honoured that you have entrusted yours into our care.
Pupils and families from all faiths and no faith are welcome and valued at our school where we teach children to respect and celebrate their differences.
Children are supported in growing and expressing their individual spirituality by taking part in different aspects of the Christian calendar including Christmas and Easter
We also practice daily, collective worship teaching children to be thoughtful, reflective and thankful in prayer.