St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Dear St Mary’s Families,
You may have heard the very good news in the Government briefing yesterday, that schools will be reopening for all children on Monday 8th March. We will therefore be welcoming all our children from nursery to Year 6 back to full time education from this date.
To ensure that we keep our school community as safe as possible we will be updating our risk assessments to include the latest health and safety advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education.
Children will work in class bubbles; all classrooms will be fully ventilated, children will have their own desks and resources from Year 1 upwards and children will not mix with other classes at any time during the school day. We will also be continuing to stagger the start and the end of the school day to ensure that children and families do not have to mix unnecessarily. You will shortly be receiving a letter to remind you of your start and finish times. Entrances and exits will be as before.
Breakfast and afterschool clubs will also resume from the 8th March and you will be able to book these in the usual way.
We will continue to restrict access to the school site so all enquires to the school office should be made by email or phone and any adult on site will be required to wear a mask.
We look forward to seeing you all again on 8th March.
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. '
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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 2021
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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