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Headteacher's Welcome

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to St Mary’s Church of England Primary School.   St. Mary’s is proud to be an academy school within The Good Shepherd Trust, which is part of the Guildford Diocese. We value our links with St Mary’s Church and with Guildford Cathedral.

We are a one-form entry primary school providing an education, which seeks to develop the whole child through an exciting and challenging curriculum, underpinned by excellent pastoral care.

Our school ethos promotes Christian values; everyone is welcomed and valued for who they are. We place great importance on developing a strong social, moral, spiritual and cultural experience for all our children.  We are very proud of our school which offers an environment where staff, families and governors work together to ensure the best possible education for all our children.

All staff have high expectations and children are challenged and supported to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum.  Whilst giving high priority to the basic, essential skills of literacy and numeracy, we look for talent and value achievement in sport, music, art and drama. We aim to develop children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, by encouraging them to think originally and ask searching questions. We promote a good work ethic, perseverance, teamwork, friendship and a sense of community. 

At St Mary’s, there is a strong sense of family and community, children are encouraged to develop an awareness of their place in the local community and wider world. We have an active link with a school in Malawi and through our Global focus; children learn to appreciate their own privileges and discover the values they share with people and communities around the world.

Adults and children share in the responsibility for making our school a success. Everyone is accountable at some level and we are proud of our effective and hard-working team.

I would love to have the opportunity to tell you more about St Mary’s and to show you what we have to offer for your child at our school.

We welcome visitors during school hours. Please call the school office to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I look forward to welcoming you.

Sheila Buckley
Headteacher