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Find out what’s happening at St Mary’s School, from important announcements to stories from our residential trips and news of our stage shows.


Keep up to date with the latest news from St Mary’s. Please let us know if there are any stories you’d like to see featuring on the website.

St. Mary’s Nursery awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’

February 9, 2018

St. Mary’s Nursery has been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a special endorsement for ‘Inspiring Excellence in Paediatric First Aid’.


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Year 3 talk to the BBC

February 9, 2018

Year 3 pupils took to the streets of Henley on Thames to clear up litter this week. During the litter pick the children talked to the BBC about the importance of looking after our environment.


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Safer Internet Day

February 6, 2018

On Safer Internet Day we discussed all the wonderful opportunities the internet provides for us, and what we can do to keep ourselves safe when using it.


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Sports results v Dolphin School (19th January)

January 22, 2018

St. Mary’s pupils enjoyed the Netball and Tag Rugby v Dolphin School. Both teams put in some great performances. Many thanks to Dolphin School for hosting us. We look forward to competing against you soon. Find out the results here…


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Supporting the Chiltern Centre

January 18, 2018

Members of the School Council had the privilege of visiting the Chiltern Centre this week to present a cheque for £500 to the charity.


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Lights, Camel, Action!

December 18, 2017

Years 1 to 4 made us laugh and cry during their Christmas performance of Lights, Camel, Action. A number of stars in the making. Well done to you all! 


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Christmas Show time!

December 15, 2017

Nursery and Kindergarten children shone on stage during their Christmas nativity show. Well done to you all. See photos here!


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Spelling Bee winner!

November 25, 2017

St. Mary’s once again did very well in the annual Queen Anne’s Spelling Bee. Winning 1st and 3rd place!


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Anti-Bullying Week

November 13, 2017

Our aim at St. Mary’s is to establish a whole school positive culture in which all members of our community feel safe and confident and treat each other with respect and courtesy.


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We Stand and Remember

November 13, 2017

Year 5 attended a special remembrance event with other school children. Read more about the event and the poem they wrote to mark the occasion here.


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Early Years Awarded ‘Best in Group’

November 7, 2017

St. Mary’s School is part of the global Cognita Group. Cognita recently recognised St. Mary’s Early Years attainment as the ‘Best in Group’ for the last academic year (16/17).


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A trip around the Solar System!

November 7, 2017

A tour around the Solar System in our virtual reality workshop.


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Happy Halloween Fundraiser

October 31, 2017

We celebrated Halloween by raising money for a worthwhile cause today.
Many thanks to all parents for the kind donations to The Chiltern Centre. In exchange for supporting this important charity, children have been busy creating trick or treat bags during break time.


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September 14, 2017

The BBC and Primary Science Quality Mark has awarded St. Mary’s School with Terrific Scientific ‘School of Excellence’ status!


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Football results (13th September 2017)

September 14, 2017

Some fantastic football was played against Dolphin School this week. Well done to both teams for your hard work and determination on the pitch. See the results here,


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New look classrooms – indoors and outdoors!

September 8, 2017

The Kindergarten classroom, Art room and our Outdoor classroom have had a complete refurbishment over the summer holidays. Check out the new look here!


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Year 3 residential trip

July 5, 2017

Year 3 have returned from an incredible residential trip to Ufton Court. We made and fired a Trebuchet. It was amazing!


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Year 2 summer adventures

July 5, 2017

Year 2 have been out and about in beautiful Henley on Thames. Read about their experiences.


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Year 5 residential

June 28, 2017

Year 5 have arrived on their residential trip. We will keep you updated with photos of their adventures.


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Sports day photos

June 22, 2017

The sun shone brightly for St. Mary’s Sports Day! Take a look at the photos of our athletes who all did a fantastic job.


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Year 6 French Trip

June 21, 2017

Year 6 had a wonderful time in Boulogne. Take a look at our photos.


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Maths Champions

June 16, 2017

Well done to all of our amazing girls who took part in the U9 – 12 Maths Challenge at Queen Anne’s School. Some fantastic results..


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Buzz, buzz! Year 2 learning about bees and food plants

June 8, 2017

Year 2 pupil Isobel Scannell reports on a recent trip to Leighton Park where pupils learnt more about where our food comes from.


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Year 6 residential trip

June 8, 2017

Year 6 children are enjoying their residential trip to Sealyham this week. Pupils have thrown themselves into the activity week, trying out raft building, coasteering, archery and much more…


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Award for parent feedback programme

June 7, 2017

St. Mary’s ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. This is the second year that this Cognita wide programme has been commended, with the ongoing feedback received from parents directly inputting into the continuous improvement in schools such as St. Mary’s.


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Learning about artist Henri Rousseau

May 26, 2017

On St. Mary’s themed French day, all children in Key Stage 2 learnt about the French artist Henri Rousseau. Have a look at their collaborative ‘Rousseau’ paintings.


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Year 6 create Alberto Giacometti sculptures

May 26, 2017

Year 6 have been learning about the Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, in particular looking at his long thin figure sculptures and creating their own pieces of art.


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French day!

May 25, 2017

Bonjour! St. Mary’s appears to have landed in Paris, with a whole day of French activities for all.


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Year 5 Abingdon Science Partnership

May 22, 2017

Year 5 visited the Abingdon Science Partnership laboratory for a morning of Chemistry and Physics investigations. Children were able to take part in a range of activities including measuring chemical reactions and heating rates.


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Rounders results

May 19, 2017

St. Mary’s shone in their recent rounders matches. Well done girls!


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Cricket results (St Mary’s v Papperwick School)

May 19, 2017

We won one and lost one! Some great cricket was played by both teams. Well done all.


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Nursery visit Bekonscot Model Village

May 19, 2017

Nursery children had a fantastic time at Bekonscot Model Village. The sun shone for our trip to the world’s oldest and original model village. With over 80 years of history, a huge model railway, and finely detailed model buildings to see, we were kept busy all day!


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Kindergarten trip to Wellington Country Park

May 19, 2017

Kindergarten children enjoyed our time at Wellington Country Park. We saw animals, did pond dipping, went on a train ride and even bounced on a huge inflatable pillow!


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Kindergarten get cooking

May 12, 2017

Feeling hungry? Come and visit Kindergarten – these children have learnt how to make delicious pizzas after a lesson at Pizza Express!


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Human Beat Box visits St. Mary’s

May 12, 2017

Year 6 children enjoy a fun lesson with the ‘Human Beat Box’ Randolph Matthews. Thank you to FOSMS for organising. Watch a video here.


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Cricket v Dolphin School

May 12, 2017

A thrilling cricket match for the U11 team v Dolphin School last week. Read more here.


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Visit to Tiggywinkles

May 11, 2017

Year 1 and 2 children recently visited the animal charity Tiggywinkles. Year 2 Pupil Marin Rainboth reports…


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Musical Extravaganza

May 10, 2017

We enjoyed listening to singers and musicians this afternoon at our very own Musical Extravaganza. The audience was treated to performances on the piano, french horn, guitar, clarinet and drums. All musicians and singers show cased their musical talents beautifully. Well done to you all.


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Astronomer and children’s author visits St. Mary’s

May 9, 2017

Dr Mitton, Astronomer and children’s author visited St. Mary’s today.


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Year 6 learn first aid skills

May 2, 2017

Year 6 learnt some essential life skills at a First Aid Course. After learning the basics, the group acted out scenarios where first aid could save lives.


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