It is a privilege to be head at St Mary's Church Of England Primary School.

I am passionate about improving outcomes for all the children and it is an honour to be able to fulfil this role.

We are all very proud of our children and their achievements, but we are equally proud of the compassionate and independent children they become. Our vision is to give children and adults in our school community, every opportunity to enjoy life in its fullness.


St Mary's is a warm, friendly and very popular school. As a Church of England school our Christian Vision and Values are at the heart of everything we do. Pupils love coming to our school because they are taught by dedicated, talented and experienced professionals who ensure that our pupils are given every opportunity to succeed.


Our focus is on learning in the richest sense in order to enable every child and adult to be the best that they can be. We believe that through offering an exciting and enriching curriculum delivered by interested and interesting adults, each child is inspired to develop their talents and skills and so achieve their potential. We strive to extend pupils' understanding of local, national and global issues so that they can challenge injustice and more confidently reflect their concern for God's world and people, to become advocates for compassion and change.


I hope that this website will give you a flavour of all the exciting learning going on in our school. However, if you want to see us in action, please call the school office where Mrs Jackson the Business Manager would be delighted to answer any of your queries or show you around. I am confident that when you leave us you will want to come back and that you will feel the strong sense of community that so many of our visitors comment upon.


Working in such an environment is a real gift. Every day is different, but each day is filled with fun and laughter. I would not want to work anywhere else!


Rachel Tainsh​

Head Teacher