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

Reception 2024 Intake

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


We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new 2024 cohort.


Starting school is a very exciting step in your child's journey and we are delighted to be a part of this.


We have several stages to support your transition into school.


To begin with, we will be visiting your child in their nursery / preschool and speaking with their key worker, please to let us know what nursery/preschool your child attends. Once we have an understanding of the needs of the children we will assign classes. Children will not necessarily remain with all of their preschool friends. 


We will begin making phone calls to the families, to confirm the placement and ask additional questions to help us begin the transition. Parents will be invited for a tour around the school. Additionally we will invite parents into school to meet with teams and to get to know what life is like at St. Mary's C of E Academy for our Parent Induction Evening - details of this event will be sent to families.  


Parent Induction Evening 3rd July at 6:30pm

Stay & Play session for children to meet their new class will be the morning of the 11th July.

Home Visits will be available to all families. You can book these visits at the parent induction evening in June. Home visits will be 11th July in the afternoon and 12th July all day.


Details of all of the above will be sent out to families registered with us. 


If you have not received a letter from the school before June, please email the school office to check the contact details we hold are correct. 


In the meantime, please navigate your way around the school web site and familiarise yourself with routines, uniform and daily timings. 


If you have any questions for your teachers please email: 


If you have any questions for the office please email


Once your child is registered with us, we will be setting up a Tapestry account (this is for you to observe day to day learning) and we ask you to set up an Arbor account for you to manage  admin (lunches, club payments, absences etc). 


With best wishes


Miss Colclough 

Early Years Lead 

Star Class

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Take a look at Star Class...

Rainbow Class

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Take a look at Rainbow Class...

Shared Gardens

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We love to be outside and our gardens change with the seasons. Take a look around.


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Stars and Rainbows modelling the school uniform that you will be wearing.

Things to try now