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 523 pupils on role but this number will grow by 30 (at least) in September 2014 when we become 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.
I have only been at St Mary’s for one term but love 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
Summer Term 2
Opens: Monday 2 June 2014
Closes: Monday 21 July 2014
Autumn Term 1
Opens: Wednesday 3 September 2014
First day of term for children is Monday 8 September
Closes: Friday 24 October 2014
(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
(Holiday: 22 December - 2 January)
Spring Term 1
Opens: Monday 5 January 2015
Closes: Friday 13 February 2015
(Holiday: 16 February - 20 February)
Spring Term 2
Opens: Monday 23 February 2015
Closes: Friday 27 March 2015
(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
(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
22JulyBerkshire Soccer Summer School
‘Soccer School’ is aimed at Boys and Girls of all abilities aged between 5 and 13, the day starts at 9:30 and runs through till 3. Each day is based around a different player providing fun games as well as technical sessions to develop the children at their own pace. The courses vary in price with Cox Green costing £68 for 4 days, and Langley Grammar costing £51 for 3 days, both of these courses are available to book online via www.chelseafc.com/soccerschools with a 10% discount if you pre book using the discount code "brochure".
For further information please do not hesitate to contact Simon Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org Berkshire Area Coordinator.
Summer Holiday Activities
Please find attached a brochure outlining the summer holiday activities being organised by Slough Borough Council. These look fun and are a good way to keep children entertained at minimal cost.
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.
Please follow the link to read a letter from the Head regarding parking at school.Please Read!
The following link will take you to the information handed out to year 5 parents by the Admissions Department at Slough Borough Council regarding Secondary Transfer for year 5 in September, 2014.
05FebLook At How Well We Are Doing!
Better news this time!
Over the last few weeks, you will have received a wealth of information about our recent OFSTED and Cambridge inspections.
The link below is to a website called School Performance Tables and allows parents to see the data for many local schools - including our own. There is a permanent link to this website on the 'About Us' page - below the link to the OFSTED website.
Look at how well we are doing compared to local schools!
10DecImportant changes to 11+ tests
This is particularly important information for parents who have children currently in Years 4 and 5.
Please read it carefully as it affects any children intending to sit the Slough 11+ tests.
Our value for July is Respect.
'The Ten Commandments include respect for God; for our parents and for each other.'
Exodus Chapter 20 verses 1-17.
This can be found in the Old Testament part of the Bible.