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 2015-2016

     

    Autumn Term 1

Opens: Wednesday 2 September 2015

First day of term for children is Thursday 3 September

Closes: Friday 23 October 2015

 

Training Day: 2 September

 

  • Half Term
  • (Holiday: 26 October - 30 October )

     

     

    Autumn Term 2

    Opens: Monday 2 November 2015

    Closes: Friday 18 December 2015

    Children finish Friday 18 December at 1.30pm

     

  • Christmas Holiday
  • (Holiday: 21 December - 1 January)

     

     

    • Spring Term 1

      Opens: Monday 4 January 2016

      Children start on Tuesday 5 January 2016

      Closes: Friday 12 February 2016
    • Training Day: 4 January

       

    • Half Term

    (Holiday: 15 February - 19 February)

     

    Spring Term 2

    Opens: Monday 22 February 2016

    Closes: Thursday 24 March 2016

     

  • Easter Holiday
  • (Holiday: 25 March - 8 April)

     

     

    Summer Term 1

    Opens: Monday 11 April 2016

    Children start on Tuesday 12 April 2016

    Closes: Friday 27 May 2016

     

  • Half Term
  • (Holiday: 30 May - 3 June)

     

    Summer Term 2

    Opens: Monday 6 June 2016

    Closes: Tuesday 19 July 2016

    Children finish Tuesday 19 July at 1.30pm

     

    Training Days: 20 July,21July

     

    Announcements

    • 20JulyChelsea FC Foundation Soccer Schools

      Please click on the link to find out more.

    • 06JulySummer reading challenge

      The challenge officially begins this Saturday 11 July, with an extra special event on Sunday 12 th July at 2-3pm at Slough Central Library, where children (and adults) can take part in a national world record breaking attempt by visiting the library to not just join up to the challenge but pledge to read this summer.

      Adults can participate by pledging to support children reading during the summer. Your support in Slough will be counted up and added to support in venues across the country hopefully towards a world record breaking total .

      If you need any information about the challenge have a look at Slough Libraries’ website including a link to the official Reading Agency website for the national challenge, which also has some fun online activities the children can use to encourage them to read more.

    • 06JulySummer Cycling Courses

      SpOkes Cycling instructions working with Slough Borough Council are running cycling courses for children and adult during the Summer Holidays.

      Courses are £5.00 per person and will help you and your child to cycle safely.

      Please click on the link to find out more.

    • 03JulyY6 Production

      It is that very special time of the year when Y6 showcase their sensational singing, amazing acting and delightful dancing talents when staging the end of year production. This year, the children will be performing Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

      Why not read a series of short teasers written by the children to get a real flavour of the grizzly story that unfolds deep in the dark woods…

      Please click on the link to find out more.

    • 22JuneDiscover a Career in Teaching

      The Slough Partnership currently has excellent training opportunities for teaching, both in primary and secondary schools.

      This evening is for anyone who is considering training to teach,including teaching assistants, career changers, teachers trained overseas, and those graduating in summer 2016.

      Please click on the link to find out more.

    • 08MaySlough central Library opening on Sundays

      Slough central library will be opening on Sundays 12-4pm starting this Sunday as a trial from 10th May to 9th August as part of planning for our possible opening hours in the new library. Visit the library and borrow books on an extra day!

      Summer Reading Challenge 2015 – Record Breakers – coming soon!

      Soon we will be launching this year’s summer reading challenge – Record Breakers - and we hope even more children will take part this year than in previous years.

      Joining and visiting the library

      If students are not already members it is quick and easy to register in person (no ID required) or online.

      Please click on the link to find out more.

    • 30AprYear 5 Newspaper Reports

      Year 5 pupils have been learning about recounts in their English lessons and some of them have taken the opportunity to write newspaper reports about our new lunchtimes. Mrs Cross included a snippet in her newsletter this week but if you would like to read more please click on this link to see them.

      Fleet Street here we come!

    • 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.

    • 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.

     

    Our Core Christian Values

    Love,

    Forgiveness, Responsibility,

    Honesty and Respect.

     

    Our value for July is Courage.

    ‘Be strong and courageous.Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.'

     

    Joshua chapter 1 verse 9

     

    This can be found in the Old 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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