Congratulations to Moonstone Class for 99% attendance
last week!
APFS Christmas Cards to order have come home in bookbags today
(order deadline next Monday 18th November)
School Photographs are due home this week!

Due to Parent Consultations the following clubs will not be on this week 
Art, Choir, Mr Rowland’s KS2 Football Club, Games, Homework, Lego and Sewing.
Most Parent / Teacher Consultations are on Tuesday and Thursday. The playground will be available for parking after 4.00pm on Tuesday.
For those appointments within the school day please report to the Academy Office on arrival.

Rev’d Bill and children from Year 4 led a collective worship for ‘All Saints Day’.

Congratulations to our ‘Extreme Reading’ challenge winners – Arun, Milly, Florence, Olivia & William! Christopher Baker, Chaplain from Etonbury Academy, had the unenviable job of judging the entries.
Thank you for all of your amazing photos! 

Our Year 4 Sports Leaders visited Bedford Rugby Club on -Saturday. They had a training session and were Guard of Honour for the match!


In Collective Worship this morning we marked Remembrance Day.
All of the classes have written poppy prayers or made beautiful wreaths.

 Year 4 classes are having a ‘Vikings & Anglo Saxons Day’ on Tuesday.

Children In Need Day is on Friday. For a donation to the charity, children are invited to come to school in any fancy dress or non-uniform.

We have signed up to ‘The Big Book Boost’ organised
by The Book People. Every time you place an order with them over £10, they’ll donate £1 to us to spend on books! If you are thinking of buying books for Christmas presents why not try their website


We are collecting The Sun newspaper ‘Books for Schools’ tokens, which are available between
23/11/2019 and 18/01/2020.
We would be very grateful for any 
tokens – please ask friends and families! We need 3,500 in order to receive £600 of free books.


                   We are also collecting the Aldi Supermarket 'Kit for School'                                                                          Team GB stickers.
If we collect 300 we can receive an exclusive school sports kit!

 School Admissions 2020

Although we have only just started this school year, the admissions rounds for starting school (see attachment) or moving up to middle school in 2020 are now open! Applications can be made on the Central Bedfordshire Admissions Website

Polite Requests
We know that the corridors are busy in the mornings, but we believe it is important to have the opportunity to come right into the classrooms every day.
However, if possible, please could buggies be left outside, under the canopies? Many thanks.

 We have a ‘Forget me Not’ Pot in Reception for families to drop off any late or forgotten items which will then be delivered from Reception to the Classrooms at break time.  Please ensure everything is labelled with the child’s name and class.

Please complete school meal forms by Wednesdays so that we can prepare for the following week!

 Please can we remind you that children should not be playing football or going onto the slope area of the playground before and after school. Thank you.

I am delighted to inform you that St. Mary’s has been judged ‘Outstanding’ in our 

SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) Inspection.

Miss S Bishop, Headteacher

To view the full report please click the link below:

SIAMS Report April 2018.pdf

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you may be aware there are new General Data Protection Regulations
 now in force.
It is important that we have up to date contact information and permissions contained within our Pupil Information Forms at all times so please let the office know if something changes.

Should you have any concerns regarding GDPR please do not hesitate to contact either
Keeley Etere or Debbie Flanagan in the Academy Office.

Please look at the many photos added each week on the Pictures page!

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 2019 is 269 pupils.  This is made up as follows:

  Reception   56
  Year 1   54
  Year 2   54
  Year 3   52
  Year 4   53

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

2019 - 2020 St Mary's Academy School Council

Stanley Webb and Eliana Miles (Opal)
William Whybrow and Daisy Nott (Moonstone)
Lacie Jones and Frida Therkildsen (Crystal)
Jack Holland and Emily Brown (Jet)
Ryan Walker and Macy Frank (Emerald)
Mason Hunt and Seren Monckton-Burt (Coral)
Dexter Marsh and Rosie Lord (Diamond)
Ben Davison and Bella Swift (Amethyst)

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