St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

'Shining Brighter and Brighter' Proverbs 4:18

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to St Mary's School.

I am extremely proud to be Head teacher of St Mary's, where children and adults work together to achieve the very best they can in all aspects of school life. Our small size and natural setting, combined with our dedicated team, results in a happy school with a nurturing and stimulating learning environment. We welcome children for all backgrounds and faiths, believing that the Christian values that underpin our school are important to all.

We have developed an exciting and progressive curriculum, maximising the opportunities provided by our forest school, large school field and the stream which runs through our school grounds. Carefully planned school trips and visitors provide further enrichment opportunities.   We also offer residential trips, shows, music concerts, skipping competitions, to name but a few. Alongside more traditional sporting clubs such as football, netball and rounders.

A vital part of the Northchurch community, we enjoy close relationships with St Mary’s church and Sunnyside Rural Trust.  St Mary’s is a Growth Mindset school where both children and adults value learning by mistakes. We also have a strong focus on mindfulness, which culminates with a dedicated ‘Feeling Good’ week.

Our most recent OFSTED inspection (July 2017) described St Mary's as ‘a lovely, caring but driven environment’. In addition, our 2019 SIAMS inspection stated that, ‘Children and adults flourish in an atmosphere of genuine compassion and respect for each other.’

Do come and visit us and to see what makes St Mary’s such a special place.  Please contact the school office on 01442 388040 or email to make an appointment. You can also take a look around by viewing our Virtual Tour

Mrs Lynne Osborne

Head teacher

Lynne Osborne Head Teacher

Lynne Osborne Head Teacher