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“Outstanding teaching enables pupils to make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils use these skills exceptionally well in other subjects” and “Pupils are exceptionally keen to learn. Their behaviour in lessons is excellent. Pupils say that they feel very safe in school” and “Teaching is outstanding because staff make very close checks on pupils’ learning and match the work very precisely to the needs of every pupil.”

St Mary’s Primary School is an Outstanding, exciting Church of England School which has children at the heart of our focus. Through exceptional relationships with children, a bespoke, knowledge rich, curriculum and a range of extra curricular activities we offer a dynamic education to all.

Our bespoke curriculum allows for progression in knowledge and skills across all the curriculum. Through our curriculum drivers, Reading and Oracy, we provide children with every opportunity to succeed in education and life.

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Opportunities for all children to read well and widely permeates our curriculum. Carefully curated book lists for each year group, clear teaching of reading skills and the chance for all to be read to underpin our whole curriculum. We firmly believe reading broadens children’s horizons, develops their imagination and provides them with a rich vocabulary. We love reading at St Mary’s!

Our dedicated team of staff provide a friendly, nurturing learning environment where pupils feel safe, valued and secure. Our open door policy ensures that parents feel welcome and involved in their child’s learning and successes.

We ensure all children are supported to reach their full potential and are challenged in all aspects of the curriculum. We also provide a range of extra curricular activities to enrich the curriculum, from music, to gardening, to numerous sporting events. Throughout their educational journey at St. Mary’s, we hope our children create memories that will stay with them forever.

All children have the opportunity to represent school in a range of different events throughout their time at St Mary’s.

As a Church of England school, our distinctive set of Christian values are embedded throughout all areas of our school:

Love

Respect 

Forgiveness 

Responsibility 

They can be seen explicitly through the life of the school.

St Mary’s Primary School is proud to be part of St Mary’s Academy Trust. See their vision statement below.

 

Letter from the Bishop of Leeds

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