SMASH Club have been busy working on the school allotment! They have been planting onions, beans and potatoes as well as cultivating a very well established strawberry bed! We’re looking forward to watching everything grow – hopefully!

Parking – Once again, we have been sent a photograph of a car parking on the zigzags.
This is so frustrating.  Please do not park here, for everyone’s safety!

Resources request – Foundation Stage are looking for more equipment for their outdoor area.

o   Crates x 10 (sturdy enough to stand on)

o   Planks of wood (with no rough edges in case of splinters!) of various lengths. (Decking Boards ideal)

o   Guttering/pipes of various lengths

o   Tyres x 8

o   Old steering wheels

o   Old cable drums

o   Old wooden and metal kitchen utensils

o   Unwanted bags of garden/bedding bark

 

Wildlife - Please can we ask that our school community respect wildlife and nature.  Sadly, the nest of our returning blue tits was removed from school last week and taken to a rescue home by parents who thought they were doing the right thing.  Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 this is illegal as wild birds are protected by law and no nest, bird or site should be tampered with.  The Act can be read on the following link:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/#:~:text=All%20birds%2C%20their%20nests%20and,(see%20Exceptions)%2C%20to%3A&text=Intentionally%20or%20recklessly%20disturb%20any,young%20of%20such%20a%20bird

 

 

Happy Bags will collect on Wednesday.  This is a great fundraiser for the school and we would really appreciate any unwanted items! Please ensure that only items in good reusable condition is placed in the bags.  The following items are accepted - clean and dry clothes, paired shoes and footwear, fashion accessories, handbags, belts, scarves, hats, jewellery, console games, souvenirs ​(small decorative ornaments, unwanted gift boxsets). The playground gates will be open from 4pm on Tuesday 11th to drop off bags, or they can be brought to the playground before 9am on Wednesday 12th.




Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England has organised ‘The Big Ask’ – the largest ever survey of children and young people.

The survey is split into age groups and will only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

The survey is via this link if you would like your child to take part, and there is also a survey for adults to complete:
https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigask/

 
Please remember to bring layers for your children as it can still be chilly inside and out even with the sun shining.

 

 Safety

We are grateful for your continued support with our safety procedures. However, please can you ensure that social distancing measures are upheld, even if you are wearing a mask, and that you are using the correct entrances for each designated year group, at the correct time. We appreciate this can seem inconvenient, but everyone’s safety has to be our continued priority. Thank you.

In 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 (January 2021) - click here

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

St Mary's Update Re-opening Plan for March 2021 - click here

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

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

Central Bedfordshire Council letter to Parents/Carers (08.01.2021) - click here

Central Bedfordshire Council letter (Director of Public Health) to Parents/Carers - click here

Central Bedfordshire Council letter (Director of Children's Services) to Parents/Carers - click here

Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by
NHS Test and Trace are now able to apply for a 
Test and Trace Support Payment or discretionary payment of £500, if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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
Headteacher

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 current roll for 2020-2021 is 283 pupils.  This is made up as follows:

  Reception   59
  Year 1   61
  Year 2   56
  Year 3   58
  Year 4   49

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



Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a paper copy of any pertinent information included in this website.


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