May I offer you a warm welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. If you are
considering applying for a place at St Mary’s then we hope that we are the school for
you. If you already have a child here, then we are delighted to continue the links
between us. I sincerely hope that you, your children and your family have a very
happy time here as part of our school family.
Our mission statement really describes what we are about and what is important to
us. We aim to inspire pupils to succeed, achieve excellence and create excitement
for learning by putting Christ at the centre of all we do.
Home, school and parish together form a valuable and important partnership. In a
caring, Catholic atmosphere we encourage our children to develop and mature in the
light of the Gospel values with a Christian concern for others. We hope to provide a
Catholic education rooted in the following principles: respect for life, love, truth and
justice; linking faith and culture to build a better society.
We hope that our partnership will assist our children to develop their potential to the
highest levels of achievement. We celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and the gifts
and talents they possess. Every child is precious and it is a privilege to play a part in
their development. We are very aware that the future is in their hands and therefore
we aim to provide them with the knowledge, skills, resilience, enthusiasm and life
skills which will equip them to lead a happy and successful life.
There are regular communications between school and home, as well as parents’
evenings and many other opportunities to visit school. However, if you need to know
anything more at all about St Mary’s, please do not hesitate to ask. Your child’s
teacher or I will be happy to make arrangements to answer your questions or discuss
your comments and suggestions.
We are all striving to provide the best possible caring education for our children. The
governors, pupils and staff of St Mary’s would like to welcome you to our school
With kind regards
Mrs J McKinlay