This brochure has been written to help you find out more about the life of the school.I hope you find it interesting and informative.
We aim at St.Mary's to provide a happy, safe and stimulating atmosphere in which your child can achieve their full potential.We offer a wide range of learning opportunities, which will stimulate and challenge each child from the reception class to Year 6.We also encourage the development of self-discipline, the growth of independence and co-operation with others.
Parental involvement in school is welcomed and there is an emphasis on a home school partnership.You are welcome to visit the school to discuss any aspects of your child's progress.It is our belief that your contribution plays a vital part in the education of your child.
If other members of your family are already pupils at St.Mary's, I look forward to welcoming your younger child.If you are a new parent, I warmly welcome you to St.Mary's and invite you to come along and see the school "in action".
St Mary's Church of England Primary School was opened on its present site in 1978 and is a voluntary controlled church school.The school has close links with St.Mary's Church and is owned by Stockport Education Authority
When your child starts school for the first time it is a very important step.We want your child to settle into school and to feel happy and secure within the school environment.
If you live in our priority area you are automatically entitled to a place at this school as long as this does not exceed the Government Infant class size limit of 30.The location of the school and the priority area is indicated on a map in this brochure.Our admission procedure follows Local Education Authority Policy.Parents have the right to appeal against a decision by the L.E.A. not to admit their child to the school of their choice.
If you wish your child to attend our school you need to complete an admission form which can be obtained from the school office.Please make an appointment with Mrs Brown to look around the school, as it is important to understand the organisation of the school and how the curriculum is taught.If your child is transferring from another school, every effort is made to make the transfer as smooth as possible.We obtain up to date records to ensure the continuation of the National Curriculum.
Just before your child is due to start school you will be invited to bring them along to spend one morning and one afternoon with the class teacher.Parents attend a meeting during the summer term when the Headteacher will explain the starting school procedure and answer any queries, which you may have.You will have the opportunity to meet the school nurse and your child's teacher and may find it helpful to share any medical information about your child.Should you have any queries before this time please do not hesitate to contact the school.
St.Mary’s has an admission limit of 30 places, which is in line with the Government’s limit on the class size of Infant Classes.In September 2002 30 children successfully applied for a place at St Mary’s.
Most of our children transfer to ReddishValeSchool at age 11.We liaise closely with Reddish Vale so that we can prepare our Year 6 children for the transition to secondary education
Please ensure that your child arrives promptly for school each day.We feel it is important to develop good habits.Each morning children will be called into school by the duty teacher at or earlier if the weather requires it.Children should not be sent to school before .
We ask that any parents bringing children to school by car will park with care, noting any marking on the road outside school.Please bear in mind that emergency access to school must always be maintained.Parents are requested not to drive onto the school parking area as this would be dangerous for the children.
Please do not use the private car parks, adjacent to the school and it is again for safety reasons that we ask you to use the small gate and pavement to enter the school grounds, the large gate being for vehicles.
Please inform school as soon as possible if your child is absent for any reason.If your child is ill and therefore unable to attend school we would appreciate it if you could telephone school to let us know.Alternatively a letter should be sent to the class teacher on the child's return to school.
School holiday lists are sent to each family each year.If you need to go on holiday in term time, approval is required from the headteacher.Forms are available from the school office.We should point out that a child should not be absent from school for the purpose of a holiday for more than 10 days in any academic year.
If your child needs to leave school during the school day, to attend the dentist for example, please inform the class teacher.Please arrange to collect your child as they will not be allowed to leave the premises unaccompanied.