Our Mission Statement
“A man took a grain of mustard seed, and sowed it in his field. Indeed, the seed is smaller than all seeds but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.” (Mathew 13.31)
St Mary’s RC Primary School is a small, friendly community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our aim is to give every child the best and broadest education within the Catholic faith. Gospel values underpin all aspects of school life. We strive for academic excellence for every child, and expect that all children will leave St Mary’s literate, numerate and with a passion for reading. Music and sport are highly valued and encouraged at St Mary’s. Children are taught through a combination of traditional and innovative teaching methods with a high staff ratio and specialist teachers for Literacy, Numeracy, languages, PE and music. The children enjoy a wide range of sporting, musical and cultural experiences in addition to the core curriculum so that they have opportunities to explore and develop their talents.
St Mary’s is The Evening Standard’s flagship school for the Get London Reading Campaign. It has revolutionised reading. Children love to read and talk with their Beanstalk volunteers. Reading has a high profile right from Nursery Class up to Year 6.
As a result of the campaign, children at St Mary’s have enjoyed a multitude of exciting opportunities and visits to complement their learning.
The children have been to numerous theater productions, had author visits, gifts of books, visits from dignitaries (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prime Minister David Cameron and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London) and trips to Clarence House and 10 Downing Street. The children at St Mary’s are happy, inquisitive learners, but most importantly they love their learning!
Executive Headteacher: Mr. J. Brading
Associate Headteacher: Mrs. C. Mitchell
Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium is based at St Mary’s and offers teacher training in partnership with a group of local schools. It is a valuable asset to our school and a partnership we celebrate. If you would like to find out more about training to become a teacher, please find out more on the WPSC website here.