• 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

High quality leadership underpins the success of St Mary’s; it ensures that the Catholic ethos is reflected in all aspects of school life.

St Mary’s Denominational Inspection Report 2017

Pupils act with a sense of responsibility, know the importance of making choices based on Catholic values, respect their differences and behave impeccably.

St Mary’s Denominational Inspection Report 2017

Spirituality and prayer are firmly embedded throughout the school community, the sense of reverence and reflection that is practised by pupils, staff and governors is wonderful.

St Mary’s Denominational Inspection Report 2017

‘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

‘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

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

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  • SHROVE TUESDAY

    SHROVE TUESDAY

    All day
    05-03-2019
  • Pine Class Parent Learning Walk 9:30am

    Pine Class Parent Learning Walk 9:30am

    09:30 -10:00
    05-03-2019
  • Birch Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    Birch Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    10:00 -10:30
    05-03-2019
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  • ASH WEDNESDAY

    ASH WEDNESDAY

    All day
    06-03-2019
  • Whole School Mass 9:15am

    Whole School Mass 9:15am

    09:15 -10:00
    06-03-2019
  • Cedar Class Parent Learning Walk 10:30am

    Cedar Class Parent Learning Walk 10:30am

    10:30 -11:00
    06-03-2019
  • Cherry Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Cherry Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    06-03-2019
  • Oak Class Parent Learning Walk 11:30am

    Oak Class Parent Learning Walk 11:30am

    11:30 -12:00
    06-03-2019
  • KS1 Phonics Parent Meeting 2:30pm

    KS1 Phonics Parent Meeting 2:30pm

    14:30 -15:00
    06-03-2019
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      ASH WEDNESDAY
      All day
      06-03-2019
    • Whole School Mass 9:15am
      Whole School Mass 9:15am
      09:15 -10:00
      06-03-2019
    • Cedar Class Parent Learning Walk 10:30am
      Cedar Class Parent Learning Walk 10:30am
      10:30 -11:00
      06-03-2019
    • Cherry Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      Cherry Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      11:00 -11:30
      06-03-2019
    • Oak Class Parent Learning Walk 11:30am
      Oak Class Parent Learning Walk 11:30am
      11:30 -12:00
      06-03-2019
    • KS1 Phonics Parent Meeting 2:30pm
      KS1 Phonics Parent Meeting 2:30pm
      14:30 -15:00
      06-03-2019
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  • WORLD BOOK DAY

    WORLD BOOK DAY

    All day
    07-03-2019
  • PTA Y5 & Y6 Movie Night 3:30-5pm

    PTA Y5 & Y6 Movie Night 3:30-5pm

    15:30 -17:00
    07-03-2019
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  • Bridge Building Competition for Y5: Royal Engineers Museum

    Bridge Building Competition for Y5: Royal Engineers Museum

    09:00 -15:00
    08-03-2019
  • Juniper Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    Juniper Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    10:00 -10:30
    08-03-2019
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  • 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

    1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

    All day
    10-03-2019
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  • BOOK WEEK

    BOOK WEEK

    All day
    11-03-2019
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  • BOOK WEEK

    BOOK WEEK

    All day
    12-03-2019
  • KS1 Choir Festival Central Theatre, Chatham

    KS1 Choir Festival Central Theatre, Chatham

    09:00 -12:00
    12-03-2019
  • Emma Fischel Author Visit

    Emma Fischel Author Visit

    09:00 -15:00
    12-03-2019
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  • BOOK WEEK

    BOOK WEEK

    All day
    13-03-2019
  • Sara Grant Author Visit

    Sara Grant Author Visit

    09:00 -15:00
    13-03-2019
  • KS2 Choir Festival Central Theatre, Chatham

    KS2 Choir Festival Central Theatre, Chatham

    13:00 -20:00
    13-03-2019
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  • BOOK WEEK

    BOOK WEEK

    All day
    14-03-2019
  • Charlotte’s Web Theatre Production

    Charlotte’s Web Theatre Production

    09:00 -12:30
    14-03-2019
  • Poplar Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    Poplar Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    10:00 -10:45
    14-03-2019
  • Willow Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Willow Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    14-03-2019
  • Parents’ Consultation Evening 4-6pm

    Parents’ Consultation Evening 4-6pm

    16:00 -18:00
    14-03-2019
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    • BOOK WEEK
      BOOK WEEK
      All day
      14-03-2019
    • Charlotte's Web Theatre Production
      Charlotte's Web Theatre Production
      09:00 -12:30
      14-03-2019
    • Poplar Class Mass in Church 10:00am
      Poplar Class Mass in Church 10:00am
      10:00 -10:45
      14-03-2019
    • Willow Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      Willow Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      11:00 -11:30
      14-03-2019
    • Parents' Consultation Evening 4-6pm
      Parents' Consultation Evening 4-6pm
      16:00 -18:00
      14-03-2019
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  • BOOK WEEK

    BOOK WEEK

    All day
    15-03-2019
  • BBC Children in Need

    BBC Children in Need

    08:50 -15:20
    15-03-2019
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  • 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

    2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

    All day
    17-03-2019
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  • Poplar Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am

    Poplar Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am

    09:45 -10:15
    18-03-2019
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  • ST JOSEPH’S FEAST DAY

    ST JOSEPH’S FEAST DAY

    All day
    19-03-2019
  • Yew Class Parent Learning Walk 9:15am

    Yew Class Parent Learning Walk 9:15am

    09:15 -09:45
    19-03-2019
  • Maple Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    Maple Class Parent Learning Walk 10:00am

    10:00 -10:30
    19-03-2019
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  • Cherry Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am

    Cherry Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am

    10:45 -11:45
    20-03-2019
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  • Willow Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am

    Willow Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am

    09:45 -10:15
    21-03-2019
  • Yew Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    Yew Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    10:00 -10:45
    21-03-2019
  • Beech Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am

    Beech Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am

    10:45 -11:15
    21-03-2019
  • Elm Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Elm Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    21-03-2019
  • Parents’ Consultation Evening 6-8pm

    Parents’ Consultation Evening 6-8pm

    18:00 -20:00
    21-03-2019
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    • Willow Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am
      Willow Class Parent Learning Walk 9:45am
      09:45 -10:15
      21-03-2019
    • Yew Class Mass in Church 10:00am
      Yew Class Mass in Church 10:00am
      10:00 -10:45
      21-03-2019
    • Beech Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am
      Beech Class Parent Learning Walk 10:45am
      10:45 -11:15
      21-03-2019
    • Elm Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      Elm Class Liturgy in School 11:00am
      11:00 -11:30
      21-03-2019
    • Parents' Consultation Evening 6-8pm
      Parents' Consultation Evening 6-8pm
      18:00 -20:00
      21-03-2019
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  • 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

    3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

    All day
    24-03-2019
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  • FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

    FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

    All day
    25-03-2019
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  • Holly Class Parent Learning Walk 11:15am

    Holly Class Parent Learning Walk 11:15am

    11:15 -11:45
    27-03-2019
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  • Birch Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    Birch Class Mass in Church 10:00am

    10:00 -10:45
    28-03-2019
  • Ash Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    Ash Class Liturgy in School 11:00am

    11:00 -11:30
    28-03-2019
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  • MOTHERING SUNDAY

    MOTHERING SUNDAY

    All day
    31-03-2019
  • 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT

    4TH SUNDAY OF LENT

    All day
    31-03-2019

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