Head's Welcome - Summer Term

Develop a passion for learning for if you do, you will never cease to grow!

It is with great pleasure I return to the family of St Mary’s after my recent adoption leave and personally thank the community for your good wishes for our family. My daughter is developing well and we have been truly blessed. 

On my return I have been extremely impressed with the exemplary behaviour I see within the classrooms and playground here at St Mary’s. I observe children and families that are dedicated to lifelong learning engaging fully in the exciting curriculum being taught. I see teachers that are passionate about education, that strive to do their upmost to ensure your children reach their fullest potential in all that they do. 

As the Summer term gets fully underway, our thoughts turn to the external testing agenda. May brings the annual school assessments. We are tested on many occasions throughout our lives whether this is school exams, driving tests or job interviews or even events that make us question and test our faith in God. It is therefore important that we develop resilience within ourselves and our children to ensure they have the determination to succeed in all that they do. 

The children and staff have worked tirelessly on ensuring they are prepared for the testing that is to take place. We aim for all children to achieve their academic potential and only ask that they find the stillness of mind to focus completely on their goals and aim to be the very best that they can be. As a community and family, we wish all the children every success in their assessments in May and hope that they attain the results they truly deserve. 

Another academic year will soon be drawing to a close and the Year 6 children begin to prepare for their transition to High School. We know that although their learning journey has come to an end with St Mary’s, it is not ending completely for there is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an exam, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. It is our ultimate goal to ensure that all within our community make the most of every opportunity given to them and they become Ambassadors of St Mary’s in the fullest sense of the word and their lives. 

I do hope that you will join us at the PTFA Family Festival on the 24th June. As ever it promises to be an incredible community event that our superbly talented PTFA are organising. An event not to be missed in the Summer timetable.  I shall look forward to seeing you there and as ever I offer you my grateful thanks for your continued support. On behalf of all at St Mary’s may I wish you a glorious Summer Term and God’s Richest blessings for the coming months.


Mrs S. M. Hall