Information for our prospective new families with children hoping to join us in Sept 2021!

With the COVID-19 restrictions as they stand currently we will sadly not be able to offer our usual new parent open evening this year.  This means we will not be able to meet and talk with our new families or offer them a sample of our delicious school dinners while they walk around and see everything St Mary’s has to offer. Something we will all miss.

To compensate for this, we are offering a virtual tour of our school through the website focusing mainly
on the foundation stage area as well as common facilities like our hall.
We are also hoping to introduce some of our staff team.

We will also be offering external tours (weather dependent) and Q&A sessions on:
Tuesday 20th October at 11.00am
Wednesday 21st October at 1.30pm
Thursday 22nd October at 9.30am
Friday 23rd October at 11.00am

Please see our flyer here for further details and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries.  We are always available to help!


Emerald and Moonstone Class Assemblies are on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Unfortunately, parents are unable to attend, but we will record the assemblies and share on Class Dojo and our school website.

 Please keep an eye out for new items on our website – we are adding events/news as they happen each week. There is also a great ‘Virtual Tour’ for all of our prospective new parents to view as we are unable to hold our Open Evening as usual. The school council enjoyed helping to make this. Have a look!


APFS – Christmas Cards and Wrap
All parents should have received their child’s artwork by 16th/19th October so that they can place their on-line order by 3rd November.  All artwork should be back to school by Wednesday 4th November so that they can be shipped to APFS for scanning and re-production.  Orders should be back to school by Friday 27th November in plenty of time for Christmas.

 The SMSA Sponsored Bounce is planned for Tuesday 3rd November – If possible, please use the Virgin Giving link for sponsor money payments to avoid collecting cash.



Please remember to bring a named coat

each day – 

it’s getting colder and wetter!

We will still be outside at break and

lunch time whenever possible.


Please visit our new Reading Tab  

 As we are unable to run our usual parent information evenings at the moment we will be sharing the information with you on the website instead.

To view the KS1 Parent Information Presentation please click here
To view the KS2 Parent Information Presentation please click here


As we come back to school it is very likely that many children will catch colds. Children who have colds or sore throats can attend school. Children must not attend school if they display any symptoms related to COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, loss of taste/smell) and should get tested.

St Mary's Remote Learning Plan (October 2020) - click here

St Mary's Re-opening Plan for September 2020 - click here

St Mary's Re-opening Plan: Home-School Agreement - click here

St Mary's COVID-19 Risk Assessment - click here

Entry Videos for each year group - click here

 Welcome to St Mary's

If your child is to join us for the first time we welcome you as parents and look forward to a happy and successful association over the coming years.  If you already have a child here we are pleased to continue the links between us.

The staff, governors and I are committed to working together to provide the highest quality education for your children.  We aim to ensure all of the children enjoy school and strive for excellence within our broad and balanced curriculum.  Our Academy is welcoming and friendly and we are very proud of our Christian family ethos.  We look forward to working with you, as together we can give your child the very best possible start to their school life.
The information on this website will, I hope, give a flavour of our work, but I am always available to speak to parents about the aspects of our work and/or to give a personal tour of the Academy.  If you would like to do this please feel free to give me a ring.

If you are already at St. Mary's, have a browse - you may discover something new!                                       

Miss Sam Bishop

About St Mary's Academy

St. Mary's Academy was founded to provide education according to the principles and practices of the Church of England.  We are proud of its heritage and links with St Mary's Church and is firmly committed to Christian values, which underlie the life and work of the academy.

The academy is co-educational and caters for pupils of all abilities.

The roll for September 2020 is 278 pupils.  This is made up as follows:

  Reception   55
  Year 1   60
  Year 2   58
  Year 3   54
  Year 4   51

Our Vision

St Mary's is a Church of England Academy and our aims, values and ethos are
underpinned by Christian values and beliefs.

We aim to:
* Inspire each child to achieve their very best
* Cultivate a love for learning
* Develop and nurture individual talents and strengths, encouraging enquiry and questioning
* Enable our children to develop high self-esteem, moral values, respect and responsibility
* Create a compassionate, safe and exciting environment for learning
* Deliver a stimulating, broad and balanced curriculum of the highest standard, that motivates and challenges
* Strive for a high standard of academic, physical, emotional and social skills
* Promote Christian values through teaching and learning
* Provide opportunities for spiritual development, through religious education and Collective Worship.                 This includes teaching an awareness of and respect for other major faiths
* Build strong partnerships between home, school and the community
* Be a friendly, caring school that is welcoming to all

2020 - 2021 St Mary's Academy School Council

Top left:  Edward M, Ivy C, Edward S & Annie K  (Year 1)
Top right:  Zachary C, Eric J, Lois P, James T & Effie V  (Year 2)
Bottom left:  Harry J, Mia P, Harley D & Lewis D  (Year 3)
Bottom right:  Seb C, Eleazor N, Layla H & Charlie I  (Year 4)

 Click here to view our current Prospectus

St Mary's Church of England Academy Stotfold
Company No. 7999942 Registered In England and Wales
Registered Office Rook Tree lane, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 4DL