St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust
Welcome to St Mary's. Our schools provide education for children from the ages of 4 to 7 in our Infant School and 7 to 11 in our Junior School. We also have a Nursery for pre-school provision.
Please remember that from September St Mary's Infant School will start at 08.55 and finish at 15.25.
St Mary's Junior School's start and finish times remain the same: 09.00 to 15.30.
Dear St Mary’s Families,
Our Mission Statement is
'Aspire not to have more but to be more.'
St Oscar Romero
Quote from our most recent Ofsted report (September 2023)
"Pupils enjoy being part of the ‘St Mary’s family’ at this friendly school. The school has high expectations of all pupils. Pupils are taught to be kind to others and try their best in their studies."
'You, your leaders and governors really understand the context of the school and its very diverse community. Together you have designed a coherently structured curriculum that meets pupils’ needs exceptionally well. You are ambitious for all your pupils. Pupils rise to these high expectations. ' (January 2020)
Our Successes So Far
Our outstanding KS2 SAT results are amongst the highest in Croydon again:
St Mary's 2023 Key Stage 2 Results
St Mary's 2023 Key Stage 2 Results
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Reading 85%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Writing 83%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 93%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Mathematics 90%
St Mary's Greater Depth 2023
Percentage of pupils achieving greater depth for Reading 25%
Percentage of pupils achieving greater depth for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 71%
Percentage of Pupils achieving greater depth for Mathematics 49%
Parents whose application for a place at our Schools are unsuccessful may appeal to an independent appeal panel under the relevant provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing setting out the reasons on which the appeal is made, and sent to the School's Admissions Appeals Clerk, so that it is received by the date given in the letter confirming the Governors' decision not to offer a place. Parents/carers have the right to make oral representations to the appeal panel. The Decision of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the Code of Practice on Schools Admissions Appeals published by the Department for Education, and is binding on all parties. Information about the appeals process can be requested from the School office. As nursery provision is non-statutory, there is no right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
TRANSFER TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2024
Transfer from Primary to Secondary School – September 2024
1. Visit THIS LINK
to find out about the schools in your area and to be guided through the steps in the application process.
The first time you visit this page you will need to set up an account by clicking the purple box at the top left-hand side of the page ‘First time visitors – Create a New Account’.
The e-mail address for help from Croydon Council is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you send an e-mail to this address, a member of staff from the Council will contact you to guide you through the admissions process.
The telephone number that you can ring if you prefer speaking to a person rather than using email is 020 8726 6400 extension 61884. When you are connected, please ask for the extension number.
There are answers to lots of common questions on the following page:
Apologies that the links are not named - we have explored lots of ways of making them visible.
The School achieved the STARS Bronze level Kite Mark and Music Mark. We are part of the Food For Life Initiative.
Many of our children in KS2 are learning to play a musical instrument and peripatetic instruction is available.
All our children from age 4 to age 11 swim weekly in our on-site swimming pool.