St Mary’s is a delightful school set in the heart of Slough town centre at the end of the high street. Currently we have approximately 550 pupils on roll; this number is set to grow by 30 per year over the next four years due to becoming a three-form entry school.


St Mary’s is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school but was set up to serve the needs of its local community whatever their culture, faith or religion; this makes St Mary’s a unique school as its largest population is Muslim. We accept all children here and believe that by working towards one goal under one roof helps us all to be better citizens, accepting of all, no matter where they are from, their abilities, their gender or their beliefs. The school values its working relationship with parents to enable children to do their very best.


At St Mary’s we all strive towards delivering and achieving an excellent standard of education for all children; this is underpinned by our core values of Love, Forgiveness, Responsibility, Honesty and Respect which permeate the school at every level. As a UNICEF Level 2 Rights Respecting School we also think carefully about incorporating the 42 Articles outlining the rights of children into our work. The school also holds the Eco-Schools’ Green Flag Award for its excellent contribution to building a sustainable world for our children to live in.


Our visitors comment on the genuine warmth of the staff and the polite, well-articulated children who are quick to say a smiley ‘Good morning, how are you today?’ and then to hold open doors for adults to pass through. St Mary’s is a school that lives and breathes its core values, a school to which you are most welcome and to which you must consider a visit.


We very much look forward to welcoming you.


Mrs Rachel Cross


Term Dates 2014-2015


    Autumn Term 1

Opens: Wednesday 3 September 2014

First day of term for children is Monday 8 September

Closes: Friday 24 October 2014


Half Term

(Holiday: 27 October - 31 October )


Training Days: 3 September, 4 September, 5 September, 24 October


Autumn Term 2

Opens: Monday 3 November 2014

Closes: Friday 19 December 2014


Christmas Holiday

(Holiday: 22 December - 2 January)



  • Spring Term 1
    Opens: Monday 5 January 2015
    Closes: Friday 13 February 2015


  • Half Term

(Holiday: 16 February - 20 February)


Spring Term 2

Opens: Monday 23 February 2015

Closes: Friday 27 March 2015


Easter Holiday

(Holiday: 30 March - 10 April)


Good Friday: 3 April ; Easter Monday: 6 April


Summer Term 1

Opens: Monday 13 April 2015

Closes: Friday 22 May 2015


Half Term

(Holiday: 25 May - 29 May)


Summer Term 2

Opens: Monday 1 June 2015

Closes: Wednesday 22 July 2015


Children finish Tuesday 21 July

Training Day 22 July



  • 27Apr Slough Grammar Schools’ Consortium

    Please follow the links below for advice about the arrangements for the 11+ examinations to gain entry to the grammar school system.

    St Mary’s will not be providing information sessions this year so please do read the information and make sure you attend the meetings being hosted by the consortium.

  • 14Apr Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support-HACS

    The Trustees and Staff of Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support would like to invite you to celebrate World Autism Awareness Month on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

    For more information, click on the link.

  • 27MarImproving School Communications with ParentMail

    Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about.

    For more information, click on the link.

  • 20MarCertificate Assembly

    Our certificates presentation assemblies will take place next week on Tuesday 24th March at 9.05 for Reception, Years 1 and 2, and on Wednesday 25th March at 9.05 for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

    Please see who is receiving a certificate this time.

  • 19Mar Solar Eclipse at St Mary’s

    On Friday (20th March 2015), a total solar eclipse will occur across North Europe and the Artic. At its longest the total darkness for this eclipse will be 2 minutes and 46 seconds (if you are on the Faroe Islands!). In Slough, if the weather is fair, we might see a 90% eclipse and this should be enough to be able to safely see it with the right equipment. We should experience the growing darkness as the moon moves between the Sun and the Earth.

    This will be the last total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade! The next will not be until August 12, 2026, when the children now at St Mary’s will be teenagers and adults!

    We hope to observe this in school, safely through pinhole cameras and with cards, never looking directly at the sun and do hope that the weather allows us to enjoy this occasion.

    To help you understand some of the science behind a solar eclipse, Year 5 have been very busy in their science topic and writing this term, learning about space, the sun, moon and Earth. They have written information for you to read and they hope that you will become as knowledgeable and enthusiastic as them!

    Please click on the links to see some of their work:

  • 19Mar Easter Activities

    On Good Friday, Christians celebrate a special day. They remember the death of Jesus and his coming back to life on Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday, some Christians make or wear Easter hats, go to church and give chocolate eggs as gifts.

    For more information, click on the link.

  • 09Mar Free Running Workshops

    For more information, click on the link to open the flyer.

  • 02Mar Chelsea FC Foundation

    Chelsea FC Foundation would like to offer pupils the opportunity to attend one of our Soccer Schools during the Easter half Term.There are two separate courses one at The Windsor Boys’ School and one at Langley Grammar Sports Centre

    For more information, click on the links to open the flyers.

  • 02Mar Puzzle Days

    Mrs Hawley has booked The Happy Puzzle Company to visit school on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to work with all children from Year 2 to Year 6.

    The programme uses large 3D team puzzles and challenges and focuses on turning the impossible into the possible. As the children begin to solve the puzzles they will improve their personal learning and thinking skills and team skills, whilst boosting their confidence in the process and raising their expectations of what they can achieve in the classroom.

    To find more information about the day your child will be experiencing click on the link below. You can also purchase online some of the puzzles that they will be using which might be fun to try at home.

  • 02Mar St Mary’s Oscars

    The whole school is buzzing about this event and preparations for the big day are well underway.

    Please do come and support your child/ren if you are able to – We know they’d love you to be here!

    For more information, please follow the links to find out more.

  • 02Mar World Book Day

    On Thursday 5th March it is World Book Day and all classes will be focusing on some aspect of this event.

    All children will receive a £1 book token at the end of the day which they can either spend on a single special book (there are 10 choices this year) or as payment towards a different book of their choice.

    For more information, please follow the links to find out more.

  • 02Mar Book Fair

    Our Summer Book Fair will arrive on Tuesday 3rd February. There will be bestsellers, classics, award-winning books and books from the best authors and illustrators.

    We look forward to seeing you at the book fair.

    The fair will be open at the following times:

    Tuesday 3rd March 3.15-3.45pm.

    Wednesday 4th March 8.30-8.45am and 3.15-3.45pm.

    Thursday 5th March 8.30-8.45am and 3.15-3.45pm.

    Friday 6th March 3.15-3.45pm.

    Monday 9th March 8.30-8.45am and 3.15-3.45pm.

  • 02Feb Children's Concert

    The Dionysus Ensemble presents: A Musical Adventure for children aged 0-7 and their parents

    A children's concert of bite sized musical pieces with lively presentation to introduce the instruments and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to get up and dance to the music: the perfect setting to explore music and rhythm

    Children and parents in Slough will enjoy a fun, educational event in which to socialise, meet new people and experience live music in an informal atmosphere. The children will experience moving to music, discovering new sounds and instruments as well as hearing familiar songs and new pieces in a friendly setting.

    For more information, please follow the links to find out more.

  • 29JanSlough Museum Saturday Club

    For many years we have been involved with Slough Museum and the great projects run in the town for schools and local people. We look forward to many more opportunities at school

    In the meantime, there are often FREE events for families including ‘Slough Museum Saturday Club’, for FREE family arts & crafts activities at the museum, every other Saturday, 12.30pm-2.00pm. No need to book, just drop in!

    Past events have included: making a traditional Indian style shoe, making a medieval style stained glass window and making festive ice skater pop-up cards.

    Forthcoming FREE events at ‘Slough Museum Saturday Club’ include:

    Saturday 8th February. 12.30pm-2pm - Hobby Horses! (Make your own Hobby Horses and join in with racing some!)

    Saturday 22 February, 12.30pm-2pm - Celebrate Slough’s rich cinema heritage and make your own mini-cinema! (This will fit in very well with our film work across school this term!)

    Slough Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11.30am-4.00pm. Admission is Free!

    For more information, please follow the link to see the website.

  • 26JanHoliday Club at The Windsor Boys’ School

    Please follow the links to find out more.

  • 23Jan‘The Curve’

    We are always looking to develop even stronger links with our local libraries! We continue to visit Slough Library in Years 2, 4, and 6 and welcome their librarians when they work with us at school in Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 3 and 5.

    We are especially excited to be involved with the rebuild of Slough Library and its stunning new replacement ‘The Curve’ due for completion this autumn. Once complete it will house a brand new library, cafe, and museum, performance venue, learning rooms and a computer suite for us all.

    Our involvement will include:

    Years 1 and 2 building workshops.

    An art competition for Years 3-6 on ‘buildings of the future’ (with the winning four pictures displayed on hoardings around the building site in town and the overall winner photographed for a time capsule.

    Year 5 and 6 (science/ DT) materials workshops.

    And further future opportunities too we hope.

    For more information, please follow the link to see the website.

  • 16JanWeekly Soccer Clinic

    Please find attached a copy of the latest flyer for a weekly soccer clinic at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre.

  • 13JanSlough Football Coaching

    Please find attached a copy of the latest flyer from Corinthians Football Coaching showing new courses and dates for players from as young as 3 to sign up to.

  • 05DecChristmas Soccer School

    Please follow the link to read information about Christmas Soccer School.

  • 01DecStoke Poges Residents Letter

    Please read the letter from Network Rail about the planned work at Stoke Poges Lane Bridge and a vehicular diversion route.


  • 18NovCarols at Christmas

    If families do attend we would love the children to dress up as shepherds, kings, farm animals, stars angels etc.- All welcome! The service usually lasts about 45 minutes.

    Please follow the link to read the information.

  • 05NovFlu Jab Information

    Please follow the link to read information about the Flu Jab.

  • 21OctOctober Soccer School

    Please follow the link to read information about October Soccer School.

  • 17OctCertificate Assembly

    Our certificates assemblies will take place next week on Wednesday 22nd at 9.05 for Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3, and on Thursday 23rd at 9.05 for Years 4, 5 and 6.

    Please see who is receiving a certificate this time.

  • 10OctParent Consultations

    Parents can book an appointment time with their child’s teacher by choosing a time on the clipboard for that class.

    Clipboards will be on a table in the playground before and after school next week from Monday to Wednesday – please make sure you book your Parent Teacher Consultation. Don’t miss out!

    If you have more than one child, you will need to book individual appointments with each teacher.

    Appointments will be available as follows:

    Tuesday 21 October – from 3.30 to 4.50 pm

    Wednesday 22 October - from 3.30 to 4.50 pm

    Thursday 23 October – from 3.30 to 6.45 pm

  • 19SepLynch Hill Enterprise Academy Open Day

    Please follow the link to read information about Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy’s Open Day.

  • 15SepImportant Information

    Please follow the links to read the information about the collection arrangements at the end of the day.

  • 26JuneImportant Information

    Please open the following documents to ensure you register for free school meals from September 2014. Irrespective of the new Universal Infant Free School Meals, you still need to register if your child is eligible for free school meals as this brings in vital funding for additional human resources and learning support for your child which otherwise the school would not be able to provide.

  • 16MayImportant Information

    Please follow the link to read a letter from the Head regarding parking at school.

    Please Read!

Our Core Christian Values


Forgiveness, Responsibility,

Honesty and Respect.


Our value for April is Forgiveness.

'Forgive us for doing wrong as we forgive the wrongs others have done to us.'

From ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’


Matthew chapter 6 verse 12


This can be found in the New Testament part of the Bible.




Pupils are clearly passionate about Paralympic values and their role in school. Lovely as always!

Laura & Robert
From Slough&Eton

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