• Trust • Co-Agency • Inclusion • Unpredictability •

 

 

‘Learning without Limits’

 

‘Choice and Challenge’

 

 

‘Extending the Freedom to Learn’

 

‘Transformability-based Teaching and Learning’

‘The children grew and became strong in SPIRIT, filled with WISDOM and the GRACE of God was upon them.’

Luke 2:40

 

 

 

Serving with Love; Striving for Excellence

 

Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

I am very proud to welcome you on behalf of the children, staff and governors, to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, where the Gospel Values of Love, Truth and Compassion for others, underpin all that we do.  

The children always come first at St Mary’s and everything we do is aimed at extending the children’s learning experiences, enriching their lives through the opportunities we offer and encouraging an individual love of learning. The behaviour of our children is exemplary and we are very proud of the working partnership between children, staff and parents.  I am honoured to lead a team of teaching and support staff who are committed in providing high quality learning and pastoral support for all our children, so they grow and develop into confident and successful young people. 

I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school.

Mrs Maureen Grabski BA (Hons) NPQH

Headteacher


Our Mission Statement 

 

Serving with Love; Striving for Excellence

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We aim to create a Christ-centred community where prayer and worship are a natural part of life and where each member is valued, cared for and helped to develop as an individual. Our school community reaches out in partnership to parents and parish.

We aim to build positive relationships, encouraging in our pupils’ sense of self-respect, respect for others and for all life which is reflected in their conduct.

Through praise and celebration, we aim to build an environment where self-esteem can flourish and pupils can learn self-reliance and independence and the skills for independent learning.

We aim to help our pupils develop as healthy, knowledgeable, responsible and compassionate citizens.

In addition to formal studies, we aim to integrate our Religious Education into the curriculum so that knowledge, concepts and skills are set in the context of faith and faith becomes a way of life.

In curriculum studies, we are committed to high standards, encouraging individual excellence by supporting each child to achieve the best of which he or she is capable.

“We stand on holy ground, every child, every young person, every adult, is a unique image of God.
We are invited by God to nurture the life of the Spirit in one another as children of God,
so that we become ‘more like Christ’, fully human and fully alive.
This is our FAITH.”

Archdiocese of Southwark

Testimonials

‘The value of the education at St Mary’s is priceless.  Our children are surrounded by caring educators who help them to be drawn to Christ.’

Parent Comment 2017

‘Dedicated teachers and teaching assistants aim for a high academic education, care about children’s spiritual development, promote healthy self-esteem, confidence, respect and compassion for others.’

Parent Comment 2017

You have a strong commitment to pursuing excellence through the latest research and developments in education.

Ofsted 2017

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and are proud of their school.

Ofsted 2017

The curriculum is broad and balanced and designed to meet the needs as well as interests of all groups of pupils.  Exciting topics are carefully selected to motivate and appeal to all.  Work is linked across curriculum subjects to ensure that learning is meaningful and relevant.

Ofsted 2017

The arts, music and sport have a high profile in the school and pupils show impressive skills in a range of activities.

Ofsted 2017

Pupils enjoy coming to school, are happy, work hard and want to do well.  They develop as well-rounded, polite, friendly individuals who are able to talk confidently about their learning.  They learn in a happy, calm and safe environment.  They are nurtured and thrive at school.

Ofsted 2017

Leaders, including governors, are passionate about extending their knowledge, skills and expertise to provide the best for pupils.

Ofsted 2017

Upcoming Events and Newsletters

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  • School Closed for Pupils

    School Closed for Pupils

    All day
    04-09-2017
  • STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

    All day
    04-09-2017
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  • School Closed for Pupils

    School Closed for Pupils

    All day
    05-09-2017
  • STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

    All day
    05-09-2017
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  • School Open for Pupils – First Day of the Autumn Term

    School Open for Pupils – First Day of the Autumn Term

    All day
    06-09-2017
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  • THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

    THE NATIVITY OF OUR LADY

    All day
    08-09-2017
  • Nursery Parents Meeting 2pm

    Nursery Parents Meeting 2pm

    14:00 -14:30
    08-09-2017
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10
  • EDUCATION SUNDAY

    EDUCATION SUNDAY

    All day
    10-09-2017
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12
  • Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 9:30-10:30am

    Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 9:30-10:30am

    09:30 -10:30
    12-09-2017
  • Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 1:30-2:30pm

    Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 1:30-2:30pm

    13:30 -14:30
    12-09-2017
13
  • Home Visits for Nursery Pupils

    Home Visits for Nursery Pupils

    All day
    13-09-2017
  • ROALD DAHL DAY

    ROALD DAHL DAY

    All day
    13-09-2017
14
  • Whole School Mass to Celebrate the New Academic Year 9:15am

    Whole School Mass to Celebrate the New Academic Year 9:15am

    09:15 -10:00
    14-09-2017
  • Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 9:30-10:30am

    Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 9:30-10:30am

    09:30 -10:30
    14-09-2017
  • Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 1:30-2:30pm

    Induction Session for Nursery Pupils 1:30-2:30pm

    13:30 -14:30
    14-09-2017
15
  • Home Visits for Nursery Pupils

    Home Visits for Nursery Pupils

    All day
    15-09-2017
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18
  • First Day for Nursery Pupils

    First Day for Nursery Pupils

    All day
    18-09-2017
  • Year 1 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 1 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    18-09-2017
19
  • Year 5 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 5 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    19-09-2017
20
  • Year 4 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 4 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    20-09-2017
21
  • Cedar Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    Cedar Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    10:00 -11:00
    21-09-2017
  • Holly Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Holly Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    21-09-2017
  • Year 2 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 2 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    21-09-2017
22
  • JEANS FOR GENES DAY

    JEANS FOR GENES DAY

    All day
    22-09-2017
  • Year 3 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 3 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    22-09-2017
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  • EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

    EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

    All day
    26-09-2017
  • Chatham Deanery Olympic Games Y4 & Y5

    Chatham Deanery Olympic Games Y4 & Y5

    09:00 -15:00
    26-09-2017
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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY – ‘FREEDOM’

    NATIONAL POETRY DAY – ‘FREEDOM’

    All day
    28-09-2017
  • Pine Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    Pine Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    10:00 -11:00
    28-09-2017
  • Beech Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Beech Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    28-09-2017
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  • Macmillan Coffee Morning 9:00am

    Macmillan Coffee Morning 9:00am

    09:00 -10:00
    29-09-2017
  • Year 6 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    Year 6 Class Meeting for Parents 3:30pm

    15:30 -16:00
    29-09-2017
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October

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