At St Mary’s we are passionate that every single child develops a love of learning. We celebrate all abilities and delight in seeing children exceed their own expectations. We recognise that ‘More, Able or Talented’ (MAT) pupils need to be challenged, stretched and inspired to achieve their full potential, just as a child who is struggling in a particular subject may require additional help.
We offer a range of activities that extend and enrich MAT pupils, in addition to the support they are offered by our subject specialist teachers in the classroom. We ultimately are seeking to ignite all children’s interests and capture their imagination. We constantly promote high attainment and monitor progress closely.
The specific activities we provide for MAT pupils include:
Abingdon Science Partnership
Abingdon Prep Schools Business Challenge
Chiltern Arts Poetry Competition
Chiltern Edge Cross Country
Clubs including Coding, Stop Motion, Chess and Science
Henley Youth Festival Writing Competition
KS2 Poetry Competition
National Story Telling Day
National Literature Quiz
Pobble (online publishing)
Queen Anne’s Spelling Bee
Queen Anne’s Maths Challenge
Sports festivals and weekly competitive matches for Year 3 – 6
STEM Challenge (Year 4)
STEM Day at Leighton Park (Year 5)
The ‘Fiver Challenge’
UKMT Junior Maths Challenge
Workshops such as Mad Science and Electricity Lego City.