Welcome to our wonderful school! I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and I am passionate about everyone doing their very best for this much-loved school. The fundamental aim of our school, and the very reason for our existence, is to enable each child who attends to be all that they can be - to embrace and fulfil their unique, God given potential.

We are very proud of the Catholic faith foundation of our school and work very hard to ensure the Gospel Values, that permeate both our daily life and the curriculum we deliver, are reflected in our environment and how we relate to one another. We are an inclusive school and welcome pupils from all backgrounds, there are no barriers to our welcome.

St Mary’s Catholic School is a member of Plymouth CAST – a Multi-Academy Trust of Catholic schools within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. Through leading two schools – Christ the King Catholic Primary School and Pre-School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we ensure that both schools work together and staff and pupils have the very best learning experiences possible.

Our school is a warm, happy and successful place. Visit and you will see many smiling faces in the classrooms and hear laughter down the corridors. We have a well-established music department and pupils enjoy many opportunities to learn creatively and both indoors and outdoors, developing enquiring minds and a desire to enter this world as compassionate leaders.

At St Mary’s School, we are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, to read and write with understanding and flair and to be able to use numbers to calculate and solve problems. These basic skills are non-negotiable and are taught systematically, every day in school by our highly skilled teachers. We endeavour to stretch all children beyond their current limits, fostering high expectations of what can be achieved. Perfect practice really does make perfect.

We use the very latest of wireless technology, helping to enhance all areas of our curriculum and preparing our children for the exciting and hi-tech futures that await them. Yet at the very heart of our teaching, we explicitly promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching – care for each other, care for God’s creation, human dignity, solidarity and preference for the poor. Unlocking potential and removing barriers to learning is the commitment of our school. We work in partnership with all of our families to make high aspirations a reality for every child.

I hope that the information on our website is useful to you and that you can find everything you need to know. But please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Head of School, Simon Thomas, if we can help in any way.

We look forward to working with your child, yourself and your family. We will work together to make your child’s school life as meaningful and enjoyable as possible and prepare them for secondary school and beyond.