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.
Sussex Police have released guidelines, support and help regarding raising awareness of Domestic Abuse during school closure. Please watch the video and read these two leaflets: one gives details about who to call in situations of domestic abuse and the other is a leaflet containing more information about dealing with domestic issues during lockdown.
Stuck for ideas during school closures?
The video below provides some ideas and suggestions for supporting your children during school closures.
Guidance for White Rose Maths, from Mrs Flaxbeard, can also be seen below.
Safeguarding during partial closure
During this period of partial closure, this school site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Irrespective of any partial closure or collaboration with another school, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact with our school office and we will follow this up.