St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Reception 2020 Intake

The Early Years Foundation Stage team at St. Mary's C of E Academy would like to warmly welcome our new 2020 cohort of children and families. 


Induction into our school so far has certainly been very different to how we would normally welcome you.  As new government guidance is released we are now able to plan and prepare with a much clearer idea of what we are safely able to offer. 

We thank you for your patience and appreciate it feels very late in the year.  It is highly likely we are just as unsettled as you with such limited contact.  Please be reassured that there is a great team getting ready for your child and by the end of September, as your child skips into school, we will wonder why we ever worried!


We are spending our time in school preparing our outside area so that it is ready for your children.  We are very excited for the children to get busy in their new learning environment.  If you were able to come to the school open day last year, you will be amazed at how the gardens have changed. 


We will be adding content to this page throughout the summer to keep you updated with induction plans and further information. So keep checking in as we count down to big school.


As a start there is a welcome film for the children from Miss Boxall and Mrs Rutter and an introduction to the classrooms and gardens.  

We have now completed all virtual home visits and garden visits.

It has been very positive to meet this way. 


Until we meet in September please take some time becoming familiar with the school using the pages on this website. 


We understand there has been some concern over uniform arriving in time.  Please do not worry about uniform being perfect for the first day. Suppliers have been under huge pressure and we understand that you may not have managed to order everything you wanted. 

Uniform ordered vis Goodies can be delivered to your home for a charge, or to school for free and it will arrive by the first of September if you check the website for their last delivery times.

Items ordered from the school shop will be kept in school and handed out to children. 


We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 3rd September 2020

Star Class 9:10 - 2:30

Rainbow Class 9:30 - 2:45


If you have any questions for your teachers please email:

If you have any questions for the office please email


We are in exceptional times and we are certainly learning to be flexible and patient. 


With best wishes


Mrs Rutter and Miss Boxall

Useful Information

Welcome messages for the children

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A short message from the class teachers Mrs Rutter and Miss Boxall.


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Early Years Gardens

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Gardens Pt 2

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Star Classroom

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Rainbow Classroom

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