Monday 4th January – Friday 12th February: School open to children of keyworkers only.
Dear Parents and Carers
A warm welcome to St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School! We serve the Bognor community and a wide parish community from Pagham in the West to Middleton-on-Sea in the East and up to Barnham/Slindon.
We have a happy and hardworking staff that put the well-being of children at the centre of our thinking. Our Mission Statement, written by pupils, staff, governors and parents, sums up our approach: We journey and grow together in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Our behaviour policy is based on the Beatitudes and we have a strong partnership with Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Our school originated in 1899 (on present site in 1927) and was founded by the Servite Fathers. New buildings were added gradually, the latest being in 2013 when the school opened 4 new classes. We are now able to meet more parental requests for education in a Christian/Catholic setting. A major investment in ICT ensures children have access to interactive whiteboards, laptops and ipads. We were awarded a Zone Parc playground through the West Sussex Sports Partnership. We have a lovely playing field located behind the school too.
This is an exciting time in the life of our long established school. The increased accommodation, refurbished rooms and new facilities provide an excellent learning environment. We would be delighted to show you around our school as we feel very proud of it! Our parents, teachers, teaching assistants and pupils will be delighted to tell you more about our school on your visit – just call the School Office and ask to speak with my PA, Mrs. Brown, to make an appointment.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
I know you must be upset not to be in school. You will be missing your friends and your teachers and your lessons. We miss you too!
The school does not feel the same without you and the children and adults in school can’t wait until you return.
I want you to know something. Every time we pray together and celebrate assemblies we will say prayers for you so you stay safe and happy.
Please know that you are strong enough to get through this sad time. Keep smiling, keep reading and keep in touch with your friends.
See you all again when the days are lighter,