About St Mary’s Primary School
A bit of historyThe Old School House was built in the 17th century to provide education for those who could pay for it. The school remained until the present one was built in 1865.
The Old School House then became a shop and bakery before becoming a private dwelling. The land upon which the present school was built was granted by William Willoughby George Hurt Sitwell in 1865. The first Schoolmaster to be appointed to the new St Mary’s National School in 1867, was a 24 years old gentleman named Mr Henry Evans
The extensive playing fields, with their views of the surrounding countryside and abundance of trees, provide a wonderful haven for our children to play and learn. There is also a hard playground area and a low level adventure playground with an all weather surface. We also have a purpose built play area for our younger children to use. There are three classrooms and a large hall, which is used for dining, PE music, drama and collective worship. Our classrooms accommodate an infant and junior class and one classroom is used for teaching small groups of children. The village Pre-School meets in our recently refurbished kitchen for five sessions per week.
Class ArrangementsThe school has 54 pupils and is divided into two classes and caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Children start in the Key Stage 1 class and, after their seventh birthday, move into the Key Stage 2 class where they will stay for the rest of their time with us.
School VolunteersVolunteers in our school participate in a variety of activities including reading, helping during events and supporting small group work in class. Our School Volunteer Handbook helps to introduce you into our school family and provides you with some practical information.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the form attached to the Handbook and return to Mrs Morgan.
◀ Download the School Volunteer Handbook.
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The Blue Hills Federation
The three governing bodies considered many names that had been suggested and have voted upon Blue Hills Federation. This name has been chosen from a reference made to “blue remembered hills” in the poem A Shropshire Lad by A. E. Houseman and a project previously run by the AONB that some of the schools had been involved in between 2003 and 2007.
A map is shown below - there is adequate parking for visitors adjacent to the school.