School Vision

Vision Statement

“At St. Mary’s we take care of each other, aim high, enjoy learning and achieve success within the family of a church school.”

This is our vision for everyone at St. Mary’s, inspired by key Christian Values seen in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

School Values

The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the foundation of our vision for St. Mary’s. Pupils, parents staff and governors reflected on Christian values which we value highly and through which we can nurture our school community. Six key values were identified: respect, friendship, trust, truthfulness, forgiveness and perseverance which we see clearly in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

These key values are found in the daily life of our school community as well as forming the core of our programme for Collective Worship. They help each one of us to aim high, enjoy learning and achieve success, live life to the full and make a difference in our school, our community and our world.

We encourage all learners to explore their interests, find their talents and pursue them with ambition as they play their part in the life of the school.

School aims

We provide a secure, happy place where children are encouraged to grow in independence and confidence. We value the qualities of courtesy, good manners and honesty in our children, helping them to develop a caring, responsible attitude towards themselves, others and the environment.

Our creative curriculum:

  • provides exciting and interesting learning opportunities
  • is matched to the children’s individual needs
  • gives opportunities for creative expression
  • encourages health and fitness
  • gives opportunities to develop the skills of enquiry and effective communication

We aim to provide a high quality education for our children within the context of Christian belief and practice. We believe that this experience provides our children with an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and Christian values in the 21st Century.