We're proud of our church primary school. Under the leadership of headteacher, Genevieve Prayag, the school's rapid improvement in recent years has seen pupils flourish. By the time they leave Year 6 standards in reading, writing and mathematics are in the top 1% in the country.
A recent Ofsted inspection revealed today that St Mary's continues to be a good school. It said in its report to the headteacher that "in striving for academic excellence, you have also focussed on creating an atmosphere that is 'giving a heart to the school'.
And it quotes a parent's response to the inspector, "It is a school facing all the challenges of an inner-city school, yet children have the space to get on and have a productive day. That is not luck, it is a skill."
In a letter to parents today, Miss Prayag and chair of governing body, Eric Sorensen, said, "With an Ofsted framework that now has much higher expectations than before, we aredelighted with the successful outcome of the Ofsted inspection. St Mary's has seen very successful and sustained improvements over the years thanks to the dedication of our highly skilled staff, children, school partners, families and governors."