Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. We are a one form entry school with a 78 place nursery school in Jarrow that also offers a two year old provision for up to 16 children, a 30 hour provision for 3 and 4 year olds and a wraparound open from 8am to 6pm for all children.
Our Mission statement states what we are about and what we want for all of our pupils:
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
(Archbishop Oscar Romero)
St Mary’s is a ‘family’ where children are nurtured, encouraged, supported and challenged to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment and both children and their families are included and respected. Our Golden rules are moral values which underpin all the choices and decisions made by all in school.
Children are rewarded for demonstration of these values in school. We believe that all children can achieve and we strive to provide the highest quality education and care to enable this to happen. We support all children to make sure they reach their full potential and make good or better progress during their time with us.
Our Curriculum offer is one that is relevant to all children and allows for the highest levels of enjoyment and engagement. Each theme / topic is enhanced by a visit or visitor and ‘real’ learning experiences. We have celebration events to reward good attendance, great behaviour and children that put in great effort when at school. We enjoy themed days and competitions throughout our academic year. Currently our Years 4, 5 and 6 have opportunities to visit an outdoor residential centre at Thurston and Ford Castle.
At St Mary’s we see ourselves as an extended family. This is underpinned by our pastoral system where children from all year groups mix to become part of a family group. We care for each other and work as a team learning about PSHE topics, world news and British Values. We actively help and support parents and families with concerns and issues as well as celebrate achievements with them. We have an open door policy and staff members are always available to parents, carers, family members and pupils.
Most of our children leave Year 6 and transfer to St Wilfrid’s, an outstanding secondary school.
We joined Northern Saints Catholic Education Trust on the 1st of May 2019 which will enable us build on our partnerships allowing us to successfully collaborate between the schools in the MAT for the benefit of our children.
This website is intended to give visitors from our own community and further afield, prospective pupils and their families an insight into our caring, friendly, vibrant and successful school. We hope also that you will find it an accessible source of information and perhaps take the time to let us know what you think about our website. If you require a paper copy of any of our school documents please contact the school.