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Our Mission Statement
“To walk hand in hand with God, loving him, loving each other and loving ourselves, doing our best with the gifts he gave us to make the world a richer place.”
Dear Parents and Carers,
On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to thank you for all your support over the past term. We are very proud of the excellent work and outstanding behaviour shown by the children, especially during this busy time of year. Both children and staff have worked very hard and I hope they enjoy a well-deserved rest over the holidays.
Diocesan Canonical Inspection
We are thrilled to share the outcome of our recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection with you. As you know, we were inspected on 21st November and were judged on three different aspects of RE - Catholic Life, Collective Worship and Religious Education. In each area we received an outstanding grade and are the first in the Diocese of Nottingham to achieve this under the new framework, which has been in operation since September 2018.
The full inspection report is available for you to read via the ‘Our Catholic Faith’ section of the school website, but in summary the inspectors found that…
The children were absolutely fantastic on the day and we are so proud of them. They spoke so confidently and articulately to the inspection team about their faith and how Jesus is present in their lives.
Many thanks to you, our parents and carers, for all your support for St Mary’s school and also to the staff who work tirelessly to ensure the children at St Mary’s receive an outstanding Catholic Education.
The Christmas performances were exceptional and the children are to be congratulated on their amazing talents. Thank you to the staff for their hard work behind the scenes, and families for the great turn out we had at each performance.
Foundation 2 Admissions
Applications for a school place in the Foundation 2 class next year must be made before 15th January 2020. You must apply on both the Nottingham City Council admission form and the Catholic Schools’ Supplementary form. Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply and is completely safe and secure. You will also find step-by-step instructions to help you get started on www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/e-admissions and you will receive an email confirming that Nottingham City Admissions have received your application, giving you total peace of mind. Please ensure your application contains the necessary evidence to support your request. Last year we had over 100 applications for the 30 places available so it is very important to have your form in on time.
When You Wish Upon a Star - Message of Thanks
When You Wish Upon a Star charity, located in Basford, would like to say a huge thank you to the children and families of St Mary’s. A total of £570 was presented to the charity following our fundraising efforts. This money will help support their mission of granting wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.
Advent Donations – St Paul’s Soup Kitchen
This Advent, we have thought about the importance of looking after others who aren’t as fortunate as ourselves. The children have brought in food and clothing items which were taken to St Paul’s Soup Kitchen in Lenton today. The donations were gratefully received and will help to provide hot dinners and warm clothes for the people who visit the soup kitchen every day.
The following job opportunities are currently available at St. Mary’s School.
Midday Supervisor: We aim for lunchtimes to be a safe and happy experience for all children and are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and reliable person to join our Midday Supervisor Team. Responsibilities include supervising at meal times and encouraging positive play to support the wellbeing of all children.
Application forms and further details are available from the school office on (0115) 9151799 or by email at
Dates for the Diary
Fri 20th Break up for Christmas
Mon 6th Return to school
Thurs 13th break up for half term
Fri 14th INSET Day
Tues 25th Parents’ and Carers’ Evening
Wed 26th Parents’ and Carers’ Evening
I wish you all a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Mrs L Valencia
Acting Head of School