This prospectus is a guide to school. We hope it
helps you gain an understanding of how our school is
organised and to appreciate the exciting
opportunities on offer to children in our care. All
schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’, which
makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special
feel’ at St. Mary’s CE is due to our Christian
The best way to find out about St. Mary’s CE Primary
School is to come and visit, to see the school in
action, meet staff and children. Please make an
appointment and we will be happy to show you round
and answer any further questions.
Our school continues to develop in a variety of
ways, providing an even more enriching experience
for our children. All staff work hard to provide a
rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children
for future education; and enable them to develop
skills and enthusiasm to pursue learning for the
rest of their lives. This year there were 3
residential trips : one each for Year 4,5 and 6,
which included camping, London ( Kip on a ship) and
Robinwood Activity Centre.
This year we have been very proud of our
achievements: in September 2014 we were inspected by
Ofsted. We are graded as a school for overall
effectiveness. A copy of the full report is
available on the school’s website or
. Here is a summary of the grades.
safety of pupils
This is due to the hard work of all staff, children,
governors and parents in striving to give the
children the best start on their learning journey.
We have raised around £2000 for various charities
including St Mary’s Hospital Special Baby Unit,
Droylsden Food Bank, Children in Need, Key 103 Toy
Appeal, Poppy Appeal and Shoebox Appeal.
We have taken part in various sporting competitions
in Tameside; cricket, volleyball, athletics, hockey
and rugby. We were finalists in volleyball.
Education is a partnership between home and school
and we place a great deal of emphasis on
our partnership with parents. We believe that
children learn best when home and school work
together for their benefit. When your child starts
school, it is not where your job ends and ours
begins. It is where our job begins and yours
We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and
to a happy and successful partnership with all our
new children and parents.