“The school is exceptionally well led by the Headteacher. She has high expectations of pupils and staff and ensures there is a relentless focus on ensuring all aspects of the school continually improve. Staff fully support her vision for excellence, within a caring, Christian community.”
– Ofsted 2015
Excellence in learning is fostered through our shared Christian values Confidently me, Belonging together, Challenged to contribute. A strong sense of belonging enables all our children to find their place and reach their full potential. Our Christian values, which accord with the nationally agreed British Values permeate our lessons and approach to teaching, behaviour and collective worship. The overarching value for our school is ‘Koinonia’. This means ‘Community’. The others include: Thankfulness, Endurance and Reverence, Forgiveness, Justice, Service, Creation, Friendship, Humility, Compassion, Wisdom, Trust, Peace, Hope
You can read more in our SIAMS report.
“A values led Christian ethos inspires all children to achieve and encourages them to face the future with confidence”
St Mary’s CofE Primary School stands in 5 ½ acres of superb grounds, in the lee of the North Downs and offers outstanding learning opportunities for pupils aged 4 – 11, having capacity for 660 children across our 6 infant, and 16 junior classes.
St Mary’s has excellent facilities which are enjoyed by the children during the school day, and well used by them and the community outside school hours. In addition to our well-equipped classrooms and extensive grounds these include:
- Multi-Use Games Area with All-Weather Synthetic Turf
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- 2 Halls, plus Studio
- 2 Football Pitches
- Netball Courts
- Cricket Nets
- 2 Environmental areas
- Music room
- Art/DT and Cooking room
For details on how to hire these facilities please Contact Us.
As a Church of England School, we have a close link with our local church. The children attend special services such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter and the Rev. Ashton and and Rev. Anderson regularly lead Collective Worship.
The Church is actively engaged in school life and the Church also supports our Governors’ Fund to help maintain our buildings.
Church schools are overseen by the local diocese, which in St. Mary’s case is the Diocese of Southwark. They offer valuable advice and support to the Senior Leadership team and the governors.
The work we do to support charities near and far is very important to our school community. As well as supporting major charity events such as Children In Need and Comic Relief we also support charities which hold a special place in our hearts. In recent years these have included St. Christopher’s Hospice, the Mustard Seed Relief Mission with their initiative Love in a Box, and School in a Bag.
The children are adamant that helping others makes you ‘a special person’.
SIAMS Inspection report
St Mary’s C of E Primary School