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ADMISSIONS

RELIGIOUS ETHOS

EVENTS

  • Blessing of Reception pupils (information only)

    November 19, 2018
    Infant site

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  • Year 4 cake sale

    November 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Junior site

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  • 4M class assembly (link class 1 Nightingales)

    November 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    JS

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St Mary’s is a church school which, we believe, helps give us our distinctive character. Christian values and beliefs form the basis of our school ethos and are reflected in our teaching and in the daily life of the school.

Very importantly, we have a strong sense of community where all members of the school are encouraged to respect and value each other.
St Mary’s is also very much part of the wider community in Twickenham. The history of the school dates back to 1645, so we have a long and successful tradition of providing education for local children.

Christian values are embedded in the culture of the school, not just given lip-service,  plus there is a desire to create a nurturing environment in which every child is valued.

St Mary's Parent

St Mary’s has clear, strong leadership; great teachers who seem to care about what they do plus a committed PTA and involvement in the local community

St Mary's Parent

Front line staff, communication with parents, a strong school relationship within the community.

St Mary's Parent

St Mary’s school values: kindness, caring for and helping others, working together for example. There is a sense of calm throughout the school. All pupils receive an excellent education.

St Mary's Parent

St Mary’s is a nurturing, caring, compassionate school with a strong educational environment and great handwriting!

St Mary's Parent

My child gets the support she needs. Teachers have a positive and proactive approach. The school is well maintained and is pleasant to visit. I like the fact that learning is supplemented with relevant school trips.

St Mary's Parent

Pupils are often given a platform for their voices and opinions, whether through assemblies or classroom show and tell. The confidence of the children as a result is great.

St Mary's Parent

There is an excellent “no bullying” policy and “sharing is caring” policy. We value the “friendship” stop and the helpful and caring receptionists. St Mary’s has amazing teachers.

St Mary's Parent

The split site nature of the school makes the children feel safe as they enter in reception, but also ensures they feel part of a whole school environment. The teachers have a very open policy and communicate well to enable all parents, even those who work full time, feel involved in their children’s schooling. Mrs Abrahams has brought a refreshing, professional yet personal approach to communicating with the parents. The support staff on each site are very approachable and efficient. The standard of teaching is consistently high across all sites and the facilities are good for a London type school.

St Mary's Parent

St Mary’s has a strong inclusive policy embracing pupils of all faiths and abilities. The expectation is that children are kind caring and considerate to everyone. This has always made St Marys children stand out from other schools which is especially noticeable on school trips.

St Mary's Parent

The children are guided to grow personally, academically, morally, socially and spiritually in an inspiring, beautiful and safe environment. At the core of our vision is a determination to foster, in all children, a love of learning that will endure long after they leave us, enabling them to adapt easily to whatever future challenges they may meet throughout their lives.

St Mary’s is a three/four form, three site school with excellent teaching and learning resources on each site: Amyand Park Road for Reception and Year 1, Strafford Road for Years 2 and 3 and Richmond Road houses Years 4, 5 and 6.

GOVERNANCE

St Mary’s has a long and distinguished history and through its willingness to evolve and be flexible, it will have an equally bright and exciting future. Our vision is implicit in our mission statement: “Growing and learning together, inspired by Jesus’ love”, our motto “Conemur” (we will try), and our aspiration for every member of the school community to follow the example of Mary our patron in being compassionate, loving, caring and inclusive.  This is a school with excellent relationships between and among adults and learners; the SIAMS Inspector in February 2016 commended the shared commitment of leaders and governors and chaplain which is “sustaining a culture that blends compassion with excellence”.

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

ST MARY’s in…….

2022: St Mary’s will be a centre of excellence locally and nationally, a beacon catering for the needs of all children and celebrating their diversity. Our 630 pupils, spread over 3 sites, will thrive in a small school familiarity whilst belonging to one cohesive school with shared Christian values and a common identity. We will be the beating heart of the Twickenham

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The Department for Education states that school governing bodies should focus on three core strategic functions:

1. Ensuing clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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The governors are nominated or elected by staff, parents, the Church Foundation or the wider community.

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INSPECTION REPORTS

CURRICULUM

OUR GALLERY