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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust


St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust

24th March 2021


Dear St Mary’s Families,


Mr John Patrick McGovern

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mr McGovern, who was Caretaker of both the Infants and the Junior School from 1970 – 1995.

Mr McGovern was 95 years old.

Many older members of the school community have fond memories of Mr McGovern and his Labrador Prince, who the schoolchildren loved. He helped to build our swimming pool, which is still a valuable resource for the children today.

Mr McGovern and his family lived in the caretaker’s house which was on the site of the Infant School garden. He was a much loved man of our parish and Coulsdon.

The school sends love and best wishes to Mr McGovern’s family at this difficult time.




Our Mission Statement

'Aspire not to have more but to be more.'

St Oscar Romero


Quote from our most recent Ofsted report (Jan 2020)


'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. '


Click on the photograph below to  see a virtual tour of the Infant School. 



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.




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Our Successes So Far

Our outstanding KS2 SAT results are amongst the highest in Croydon again:

St Mary's 2019 Keystage 2 Results

St Mary's 2019 Keystage 2 Results

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Reading 78%

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Writing 88%

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 97%

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard for Mathematics 91%

Combined Reading, Writing and Mathematics score 76%

St Mary's Greater Depth 2019

Percentage of pupils achieving greater depth for Reading 26%

Percentage of pupils achieving greater depth for Writing 5%

Percentage of pupils achieving greater depth for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 65%

Percentage of Pupils achieving greater depth for Mathematics 48%


Owing to the covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all national assessments were suspended by the Department for Education for 2020.


The School achieved the STARS Bronze level Kitemark and Music Mark


Over 50% of our children in KS2 are learning to play a musical instrument


All our children from age 4 to age 11 swim regularly in our on site swimming pool

  Music Mark  5* Food Hygiene Rating 


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