St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

'Shining Brighter and Brighter' Proverbs 4:18


Please click the link below to see the results of St Mary's 2017 Ofsted inspection

Ofsted | St Mary's CofE Primary School, Northchurch

“This school continues to be good. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. A strong culture of care is evident. The older pupils love to take care of and ‘look out’ for the younger pupils. Pupils can progress both personally and academically. It is clear that children get off to a flying start in the early years. In key stage 2 progress in reading, writing and mathematics was above the national average. Pupils are encouraged to think hard about their work and challenge themselves.”  Ofsted September 2017.

Ofsted Parentview Questionnaire

SIAMS Church School Inspection

St Mary’s, along with all church schools, takes part in an inspection additional to the Ofsted inspection. This inspection is known as the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) and focuses on aspects of the school which make it distinctive as a church school.

The final report from our inspection states that the distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Mary’s School is GOOD.

You can download the full report below but some of the highlights include:

  • Standards of teaching and learning in RE are consistently good as evidenced by the school’s own monitoring. 
  • Assessment shows that pupils achieve in line with the age related expectations of the school’s RE syllabus and make good progress over time. 
  • Recent changes in the teaching arrangements have raised the profile of RE as an academic, core subject. 
  • The subject leader has a clear plan of action to further raise standards in RE through ensuring that all pupils, including the most able and those with special educational needs, are challenged appropriately in their learning.