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


We are a Church community school open to pupils of all faiths and none, welcoming and valuing every individual in all their diversity.



Our Mission

Our mission is to build a community of joy and love providing an excellent education in which every child develops their full potential safely in the context of Christian belief and practice.  Whilst proud of our links with the Church, we welcome all faiths under the principle that God LOVEs all. 

  • Committed to developing JOY in the lives of our children.  By becoming well-rounded, happy, nurtured children, set in an environment where the whole child matters and a playful delight in learning is encouraged.  
  • Being recognised as a place of LOVE, with caring nurturing relationships, respecting others and allowing each individual to develop emotionally, socially and spiritually.
  • Providing a broad and diverse child-centred curriculum that encourages a reflective WISDOM where children have curiosity and courage to face new challenges.  A curriculum with an awareness of our natural world and the impact we have on it.  
  • Encouraging children to think ‘BIG’ and progress to the next chapter of their lives with the skills, knowledge and experiences to achieve. Having a concern for those who are vulnerable in our community, society and globally, realising our responsibility as stewards of creation.  Living with HOPE and integrity.  Working together with families as partners to raise standards of achievement and wellbeing.  Pupils are willing to risk failure and are supported when they do.


Our Vision

‘In the light of Christ we will shine together’

Jesus said: I am the light of the world. John 8.12

Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is all that is good and true and right. Ephesians 5.8-9

In Jesus we have an example of selfless unconditional love and service: welcoming the stranger, delighting in children, forgiving and compassionate. He demonstrated the promise of God’s love for all and taught that we should value ourselves and love one another in a community of trust, friendship, justice and forgiveness. Through his Spirit He promised to lead us in searching for truth and growing in wisdom.  He challenges us to reflect his loving light in all we do, shining as lights together, so that we become a community of joy and love, facing the future with wisdom and hope.

We can hang everything we do on these verses. 

This Vision is reflected in the school logo with its three elements of Rainbow, Star and Children linked together.

Rainbow:  a sign of God’s promise to care for all in love and safety. A sign of hope after times of challenge and difficulty

Star:  a reminder that everyone can shine, reflecting the love of Christ and joyful in their achievements

Linked children:  the acknowledgement that it is together that we grow, develop and achieve and that we all benefit from hands to hold in love and friendship.


An education community where every child can thrive. 



Our Values


Core Value








Linked values










Respect / Acceptance






Truthfulness / Integrity

Explored through (Word Clouds)

Delightful, playful, plugged in, happiness, praise, thankfulness, wonder.

Welcoming, nurturing, flourish, openness, acceptance, trust, 

service, family, safety, friendship.

Finding agency, meaning, agents for change, reflectiveness, truth-seeking, risk taking.

Being open to more, aspiration, serving the common good, positivity, forward thinking, bouncing back, trust, vision, resilience.