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Mission Statement - Aim for the Best, Everything is Possible


St Mary’s is a welcoming, friendly school that aspires to provide the best learning opportunity for the children through the pursuit of excellence in a challenging yet fun learning environment where effort is celebrated enabling all learners to feel valued and respected.

Values Tree


  • Promoting Christian and British values in a safe, caring and supportive environment.
  • Develop self-esteem, confidence, respect, resilience and tolerance in our children to be responsible citizens.
  • To inspire and have high expectations of what children can achieve, challenging and supporting all.
  • To be the school of choice for families in the local community, balancing academic progress with the physical, moral, social and cultural development of their children
  • Positively contribute to and support the local church and village community
  • Foster a love of learning for children and staff, which is meaningful and provides fun learning opportunities.


We believe in:

  • Promoting Christian values in our children and school community, particularly love & tolerance (respect for others) and instilling good behaviour.
  • Providing our children, parents and staff with a caring, friendly, “family” environment
  • Inspiring a love of learning amongst our pupils which is supported by their parents
  • Educating our children in, and celebrating, diversity in the UK and global society
  • Working in harmony with our families, local church & village community
  • Leading by example on trust and honesty, by our children, staff & governors
  • Fulfilling our Mission Statement: “Aim for the best, everything is possible”.


Our Approach

We will achieve our vision by:

  • Ensuring all decisions are made, prioritising and keeping the best outcomes for our children in mind at all times.
  • A school-wide focus on accelerating pupils’ progress and learning in all areas such that every child is enabled to achieve their full potential.
  • Constantly striving to adopt best practice in teaching and learning,
  • Outdoor space and facilities is used effectively to develop healthy, active and creative children.
  • Retaining and enhancing our dedicated team of staff – providing an environment that supports and develops its employees, delivering outstanding leadership, teaching, safeguarding and care across the school as a result.
  • Promoting our relationship with the church, the Friends of St Mary’s School and our village community, protecting and enhancing the role of the school within the village.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with ATOM schools to drive school improvement and increase leadership capacity, staff development and budget efficiencies required to meet our vision.
  • Effectively, and with rigorous overview, managing and allocating our funding and resources to support our vision and aims.
  • Parents are integral to the success of the school, working as partners in their children’s learning, supporting fund raising through The Friends of the school and know their comments are valued and respected.
  • Integrating our equality policies and behaviour in all we do, to promote tolerance, respect and an understanding of physical, cultural and spiritual diversity.
  • A focus on partnership and two-way communication with the families at the school, to fully engage them in their children’s education and school life and enlist their support of the school


Ethos Statement

The school recognises its historic foundation; the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the Church of England.  The school aims to serve the community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers the children.

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