St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Welcome to St Mary’s. Our School is a small Catholic School in the village of Marnhull. Our school is set in beautiful, spacious grounds, which are an ideal setting for children to interact, play and expand their knowledge and understanding. We are all very proud of our small and happy school and  we aim to provide a warm, enjoyable, caring atmosphere in which children can learn and succeed.  We are committed to working with parents to create a partnership to enable the children to flourish and welcome children and families of all faiths and those with none – we recognise that we have so much more in common with each other than those things that make us different. We will therefore extend the warmest of welcomes to any family who chooses to send their child to our school. 

At St Mary’s, we aim to live out our mission through showing love and respect to each other within our Catholic family. We nurture each other’s individual talents and skills, as Jesus taught us to do.  We believe that everyone matters and is loved by God and this builds the foundation for our learning community.  We welcome people of all faiths and none, and promote understanding, respect and celebration for all.

We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. We recognise that as parents you, most of all, want to know that we will know your child, that your child will be looked after, loved and pushed to reach their full potential.

At St Mary’s the children make great progress due to the quality of teaching, the caring and nurturing environment and the overall provision offered to them. We believe that with great teaching and hard work, all children can and will succeed. We listen to children read frequently and expect parents to do the same. We teach phonics rigorously and encourage children to choose from the array of books in our brand new library. We teach maths with a healthy balance of rigour and fun. Children love to succeed and our ‘everyone will get there’ approach gives them the tools to do so.

We want our children to take risks, have a go at something that they didn’t think they were capable of. We want our children to recognise that when they work hard, great things happen.

If you are a parent and would like to come and visit us, please phone or pop in. We would be delighted to show you around our school and answer any questions you have. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy finding out about us on our website.

Mrs Sharon Betts

Tel: 01258 820417

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is part of Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust.

Our Trust Vision Statement

The Church insists on the highest standards of academic achievement in its schools, so that our young people leave us as ‘agents of change’ – educated and caring people who have the qualifications, knowledge and skills they need to flourish as human beings and make the world a better place.

Inspired by our Teacher, Jesus Christ, and his good news to the poor, we have a commitment especially to those who are disadvantaged. We are determined that a child’s start in life need not determine their future. We are committed to the well-being of the earth, our common home, inspired by the example of Pope Francis: to live wisely, think deeply and love generously.

In all our schools we will develop a culture of high expectation and aspiration, based on our fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings. We want all our pupils to flourish in safe, happy and enriching environments, taught and supported by adults who are skilled, motivated and committed to our shared vision and values.

We will work together as one Trust, one family of schools, a community inspired by a vision for excellence. We commit ourselves to deepen our mission and raise standards in order to provide an excellent Catholic education for every child in our care.