St Mary's Catholic Primary School

At St. Mary’s we: Grow, Learn, Play, Pray, Stay Together.

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Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.


We are a welcoming and diverse school with a dedicated and passionate staff team who are committed to providing the best opportunities for children to thrive. We value the contribution every child and family brings; this helps to make our school a happy, harmonious place to learn, work and grow. Our mission statement, which underpins all that we do, is:


As we build God’s Kingdom on earth, we grow together, learn together, play together, pray together and stay together.


This means we champion challenge for all in a safe environment, encouraging people to be helpful, considerate and respectful. We aim for everyone in our school to develop into creative, cooperative, curious, optimistic, persistent and self-regulated learners. This was recognised by Ofsted, who tell us that: ‘The school’s determination to help pupils ‘Grow, learn, play, pray and stay together’ underpins the harmonious community. Adults and pupils are mutually respectful.’ (July 2017)


We are fully committed to ensuring that our children make good or better progress both academically and socially. Our most recent Ofsted report recognises the many improvements that have been made, ‘the senior leadership team is improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment quickly. Staff support and understand this.’ (July 2017). Our children, the heart of our school, are fantastic, demonstrating excellent attitudes towards learning and behaviour. Pupils tell us that they feel safe and are proud to be members of our school. This academic year, our key focus is to provide further opportunities for teachers to share best practice and promote challenge for all to enhance pupil progress.


At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we value working in partnership with parents and families so that, together, we can promote high standards of learning, behaviour, attendance. This enables every child to be the best that they can be. We also welcome your involvement in all aspects of school life including our ‘Friends of St Mary’s’ parent’s association.


We are committed to collaborative practice and work closely with schools across the local area to share successful ways of teaching and learning so that we can do the best for all Gosport children, not just those in our school.


Whether you are an existing or prospective parent, you are invited to organise a time to come and look at our learning in action. We are always happy to show people why we are proud of our school. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.


Kind regards,

Penny Sherborne