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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust




St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Weekly Newsletter

Friday 22nd January 2021


Dear St Mary’s families,


We were so excited to see so many of our lovely children in their Zoom assemblies this week. Although live learning is often chaotic, particularly the singing, it really was a bright spot in all our weeks and I hope the children enjoyed seeing all their classmates and teachers. At the moment staff are also having to stay apart in separate rooms wherever possible so it was lovely to see them as well! Now we know so many children can access this we will be making this a weekly event. The timetable will be as follows up until half term:

Monday 10.30 a.m. Year 3 Zoom assembly

Monday 11.30 a.m. Year 4 Zoom assembly

Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Year 2 Zoom assembly

Wednesday 10.30 a.m. Year 5 Zoom assembly

Wednesday 11.00 a.m. Year 1 Zoom assembly

Wednesday 11.30 a.m. Year 6 Zoom assembly

Wednesday 11.50 a.m. Reception Zoom assembly

We have not timetabled one for nursery as they are so very young but we will continue to post lots of lovely activities in their special room on Fronter.

At present we have no further news on when schools may be allowed to open but we are hoping that this will be soon. Until then we will continue to adapt and improve our remote learning provision to ensure that all children are able to access learning in one form or another.

If you wish to see the full range of our remote learning provision please look on our website under parent information, remote learning provision.

I will leave you today with a passage from St Matthew’s Gospel that the Archbishop of Southwark shared with staff this week. Here the Lord Jesus says to each of us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”.


God bless you all,

Miss O’Callaghan




School Closes: Friday 18th December 2020


School Opens:  Monday 4th January 2021

School Closes: Thursday 11th February 2021

Inset Day: Friday 12th February 2021

Half Term: Monday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021

School Opens: Monday 22nd February 2021

School Closes: Wednesday 31st March 2021

Easter Sunday 4th April 2021


Inset Day: Monday 19th April 2021

School Opens: Tuesday 20th April 2021

School Closes – Friday 28th May 2021

May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd May 2021

 Half Term: Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021

 School Opens:  Monday 7th June 2021

School Closes:  Friday 23rd July 2021

I wish you all a happy, peaceful and safe half term break and look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 3rd November.

May God bless you all,

Miss O’Callaghan

Executive Headteacher 


Inset day - Friday 3rd September 2021

School Opens: Monday 6th September 2021

School Closes: Friday 22nd October 2021

Half Term:  Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021

Inset day – Monday 1st November 2021

School Opens: Tuesday 2nd November 2021

School Closes: Friday 17th December 2021


Inset Day:  Monday 3rd January 2022

School Opens:  Tuesday 4th January 2022

School Closes: Thursday 10th February 2022

Inset Day: Friday 11th February 2022

Half Term: Monday 14th February 2022 – Friday 18th February 2022

School Opens: Monday 21st February 2022

School Closes: Friday 1st April 2022

Easter Sunday 17th April 2022


School Opens: Tuesday 19th April 2022

School Closes – Thursday 26th May 2022

May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 2nd May 2022

Inset Day: Friday 27th May 2022

Half Term: Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 3rd June 2022

School Opens:  Monday 6th June 2022

School Closes:  Thursday 21st July 2022