Welcome

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

Headteacher

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

 

Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Love,

Forgiveness, Responsibility,

Honesty and Respect.

 

Our value for March is Humility.

'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility.Value others above yourselves.'

 

Philippians 2:3

 

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


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

Laura & Robert
From Slough&Eton

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