Congratulations to Emerald and Amethyst for 100%
attendance last week!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)!
This national award recognises our commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
Congratulations to all of the staff for their hard work in achieving this, particularly Mrs Joan Welch, who is our Science Leader.

 

 

Thank you for the donations for the Mary’s Meals Backpacks so far – We would welcome any more donations of notebooks, pens, pencils, pencil cases, small balls, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, small towel, shorts, t-shirts and flip flops or sandals. Thank you!

 



The first of our Parent information Sessions is this week. Parents of KS2 children are invited to come along and find out more about the curriculum and events for Years 3 and 4.
The meeting is in the Academy Hall at 7.00pm on Tuesday – we hope you can come along.
Information will be added to the website for any parents unable to attend.

 

We are holding a special ‘Skip Beatz’ skipping workshop on Thursday for both KS1 and KS2 children.
There will be an assembly to start then each class will work with Pete Thompson, who is a world record holder for 
skipping!

 


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 https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/5/school_admissions.


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 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
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 roll for September 2019 is 269 pupils.  They are 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 Rose 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