St Mary’s: A Church of England Primary School
We are a SIAMS 'GOOD' school.
Located in Upton-cum-Chalvey, St Mary’s school is between Slough's main high street and Upton Park. It is surrounded by thriving businesses, housing, churches as well as parks and woodlands. The school was set up by the church in the 19th century to serve the needs of its local community and it still does today.
St Mary's started off very small and today we accept on role around 660 pupils. The school centres around a busy and bustling diverse community that celebrates a range of ethnicities and culturally rich families that represent many parts of our integral world.
St Mary’s school children and families have access to St Laurence's church and St Mary's church. The Reverend Scott Lamb is the Lead rector and leads both churches. He also visits school and is a member of the school governing body. At our school we welcome all faiths into our world to learn of our values and God. Our school ethos is underpinned by our core values of
Love, Peace, Respect;
Wisdom, Honesty, Responsibility;
Forgiveness, Resilience and Perseverance.
A key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). Approximately every five years, we are subject to an inspection which explores the question, “How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?” This overarching inspection question is examined through seven strands:
1. Vision and Leadership
2. Wisdom, Knowledge, and Skills
3. Character Development: Hope, Aspiration, and Courageous Advocacy
4. Community and Living Well Together
5. Dignity and Respect
6. Impact of Collective Worship
7. Effectiveness of Religious Education.
Please click on the links below to find out more about the Diocese of Oxford, our local churches and the local authority admissions team.
All applications for a child place should go through Slough borough admissions service
We share our love for God, our love for others, love for our families and friends, love for our school and for our learning.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
(Corinthians 1 13:4)
We give respect through the opportunity to embrace, celebrate and act with integrity to learn from our similarities and differences.
We nurture, support and feel safe to learn in a peaceful, purposeful, harmonious hardworking environment.
We share and apply our knowledge, skills and experiences to make wise choices for the greater good.
I instruct you in the way of wisdom
We speak openly and act boldly to challenge assumptions, better understand and to help shape our future.
We all take responsibility for the wellbeing, safety and excellent education of all children in our school.
We apply tolerance and understanding to overcome negative emotions and actions to feel calm, focus on positivity and good outcomes.
Be Kind and compassionate to one another, forgive each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
We work together to grow in confidence and strengthen our resilience towards change, new opportunities, challenges and ambition.
We make a continued effort to persist through the pursuit of patience, determination and endurance to achieve our challenges and ambitions.