I moved my son to St Mary’s nearly a year ago. The difference in my son has been amazing. He’s more settled now and actually enjoys going! They’ve given him confidence and immense support over a difficult year for us. He’s catching up well as was slightly behind from his old school.
The school has helped build my children's self confidence and their belief's in themselves. They are happy, confident, relaxed and doing well in all their subjects.
Extremely welcoming and helpful regarding any concerns. Very informative.
The school has a very personal touch as well as performing excellent education they also act as a family loving and caring.
The familiarity of teachers with children even if they don't teach them they still know their name. Also, the Headteacher at the school gate makes her more approachable. School is very welcoming. Making my daughter feel welcome.
The school has a community feel to it and my child (like every child) is known by name by every teacher. That speaks volumes on its own. My child is always excited to go to school and that should be the only statistic the council/ govt need to see.
St Mary's has helped my son massively. He's achieved so much with the help of the school really couldn't fault St Mary's in anyway. Brilliant school.
The staff at St Mary’s are fantastic. I feel they genuinely care about their students.
The headteacher is standing at the gate each morning greeting pupils and parents as they arrive for school. This is one of the best things about St Mary’s.
Really good hot meal system , my child really enjoys going to school staff are very helpful especially in the office with any relevant questions
My son has settled really well and enjoys all aspects of school life
Listened to me when I expressed that I felt my child has learning disabilities they had her observed fairly quickly and put things in place to help her to succeed in her work.
Pastoral team is excellent. They do everything they can.
Encourages children to learn in a happy environment. Frequent visits to church. Opportunities for school trips
Caring and make a lovely environment for the children
Parental engagement listening to parents concerns
Personal touch and making a student feel like an individual rather than a number.
Cares about the children
Wonderful pastoral care and open teachers
Good communication and very friendly teaching staff, great ethos
Manage the cars in the morning.
SPAG and topic
Makes the children feel part a family and encourages them to do well
We joined the school during last academic year and so impressed with the staffs care for the children. My children have both jumped forward academically since joining from both being academically behind in their last school. An excellent school, would highly recommend it.
Great Gem system for behaviour. A real family focus feel.
All teachers are very supportive, will help in any way they can.
Treat everyone with respect and model the right values
It’s a great school my son loves going there
Lovely caring staff and very welcoming with excellent communication. Every child feels listened too and valued
Children and parents are welcomed as if part of a family. Staff are open and available to help.
Concerns are never brushed off. They are taken seriously no matter how silly they may appear at times.
Warm and friendly community, feels like a family.
Really caring and supportive to children not only on academic basis
Provide support for children according to their personal needs and stage of development
The school is so good at teaching the children and ensuring they all feel valued and their differences are respected
Kind and friendly approach to education
My son is happy at this school.
Staff is really friendly & helpful
They communicate with parents.
What does the school do well?: (February 2018)
"Everything. The school looks after my child like a mum"
"We love St Mary’s - we are so grateful for our children to attend such a great
"St. Mary's provides and excellent education in a fun and supportive environment. I am very
happy that both my children attend this lovely school"
"The staff are amazing and have made my daughters work improve so much after her only being
here for 18 months, I can’t thank them enough"
"The head teacher is on the gate every morning I think this is important as we can speak to her
she knows ever childs name and make you feel listened to."
"They encourage the pupils and have a good community feel"
"Good pastoral care and communication with parents. Additional support and sharing information
with parents. Amazing teachers "
"The school tailors learning to individual pupils as not all children work at the same rate as there peers "
"Excellent communication with parents and very good teaching. Nice atmosphere, much more
appealing than sending child to a larger school."
"It has the right amount of discipline and the attitude of the staff is very pleasant. They teach my
child in a way she understands."
"The teachers and TA’s take good care of the pupils, especially if they are having a bit of a
wobble in the mornings. Seeing your child at a very young age, excited and motivated to go to
school is very encouraging"