Thursday 8th February 2018


Dear St Mary’s Families

I am delighted to share with you that St Mary the Virgin is now rated as ‘Outstanding’ following our recent SIAMS inspection. The attached report celebrates our ‘strong and unmistakable Christian distinctiveness’ which ‘impacts daily on all members of the school community’ and is a wonderful recognition of many years of hard work in close partnership with St Mary’s Church and the Diocese.

Governors would like to thank all members of the school team, past and present, for their invaluable contribution to the spiritual life and growth of the pupils at St Mary’s. We are also very grateful to Rev Julie, Katrina and everyone else at St Mary’s Church who continually support, encourage and enrich our school life. We would also like to thank Mr Procter and Mrs Taylor who have continued to lead the School with ‘passion and distinctive Christian vision.’

Finally Governors would also like to thank all the pupils who make our school such a special place to learn and grow, and particularly to our LSF champions who have been instrumental in leading worship and celebrating Christian values across the School.

Please enjoy reading the report and we hope you share our sense of pride and achievement in the very special school we are a part of. This report is validation that St Mary’s is continuing to thrive following our last Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ in 2016. It is exciting and rewarding to see St Mary’s is now recognised as an Outstanding Church School.

Thank you to everyone who is a part of our school community for the strength of your support, your love and your faith in our children and school.

With best wishes

Lorna Simm

Chair of Governors St Mary the Virgin

Please click here to read the full report