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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.

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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Sports results, week of 25th April

May 2, 2017

Some fantastic cricket was played last week. St Mary’s teams put in good performances against some tough competition. Well done boys.


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Year 4, final day of residential trip

April 28, 2017

A very good night’s sleep! Sandwiches made, breakfast eaten, minibus loaded and currently visiting the shop.
A morning of den building awaits. See you later!


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Year 4, day two of residential trip

April 28, 2017

Day 2 and all going well! Read more about our adventures here.


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Year 4, day one of residential trip

April 27, 2017

Year 4 are enjoying their trip to Juniper Hall. Read all about the pond dipping, hill climbing, hot chocolate, hail stones and much more here.


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Year 2 visit to Acacia Lodge

March 31, 2017

On Wednesday the Year 2 children visited the residents at Acacia Lodge for an afternoon of Easter fun!


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Upper School Show

March 31, 2017

A great time was had by all. Thank you for being such a fantastic audience.


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Nursery meet some lambs

March 30, 2017

Nursery made some new friends on their trip to the Earth Trust.


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Swimarathon success

March 30, 2017

New record set by St. Mary’s pupils.


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Earth Hour Report

March 30, 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in Earth Hour last weekend. A great evening walk was enjoyed by close to 50 people.


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We love Outdoor Club!

March 24, 2017

Fresh air, country side, a camp fire and our friends. Roll on the next Outdoor Club!


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Kindergarten trip to Wonder Woods

March 24, 2017

Another great outing today for Kindergarten.


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Sports results, 17th – 24th March

March 23, 2017

Another action packed week of Sports at St Mary’s. Congratulations to everyone who participated, especially on the rainy days! Find all the results from the week here.


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Welcoming our new pupils

March 22, 2017

Spring is here and so too are some new arrivals at St Mary’s School.


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Henley Youth Festival Winners

March 20, 2017

St Mary’s pupils did exceptionally well in the Henley Youth Festival Competitions this year.


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Year 3 Maths Champions

March 17, 2017

Well done to St Mary’s Year 3 for winning a county wide SumDog Maths Challenge this week.


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Sports results, week of 13th March

March 16, 2017

Some great sporting efforts this week. Well done to everyone who took part. Football: U8 7  v  4 Cranford House School Scorers for the match were Tommy Lane 4, Joseph Woolhouse 2 and Charlie Oldham 1. Elstree Football Festival Year 2 A Team won 2, drew 1 lost 2. The B team […]


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