St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

Inspection and Performance Data

Our most recent and past inspection reports can be found by following the links below.

Academy Development Plan 2023-2024


Your child will take SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) twice during their school career.

The first time is in Key Stage 1, when they will have tests in Year 2, at the end of infants (aged 7). They won’t sit formal tests but will be assessed by the class teacher in reading, writing (spelling and handwriting), maths (number, shape, space, measurement) and science. Your child’s teacher will set short pieces of work in English and maths to judge what level of ability your child is considered to be at.


In Years 3, 4 and 5 some schools test end-of-year progress by using tests known as optional SATs. The results won't be nationally recorded, but optional SATs help teachers assess children's progress and are used to help children get used to working in exam conditions. 

The next time your child will take SATs will be in Key Stage 2 in year 6, aged 11. More formal than Key Stage 1, these written tests (in English, Maths and sometimes Science) are 45 minutes long and can be quite daunting for this age group. The papers are sent away for marking and the results are known before children leave primary school in July.

DfE Performance Data

The Department for Education provides a comparison website for Schools and Colleges in England. Our Academy performance can be viewed on this site and compared with other schools, by following the link below.