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Welcome to St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School. 


I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of this happy, successful and popular school. As well as high academic achievement, St Mary’s prides itself on the ‘outstanding’ behaviour of the children and ‘outstanding’ Early Years Foundation Stage provision (Ofsted, September 2014).


St Mary’s is set in beautiful grounds on the west side of Bridgwater.  We provide a safe, happy, well-resourced and inclusive learning environment, where all children thrive and achieve their potential.  We offer a wide range of creative learning and sporting opportunities through a varied, rich and exciting curriculum.  Whilst we are a fairly large school, we maintain a strong sense of ‘family’, for both children and staff.


The school firmly believes in an education system which nurtures the whole child, academically, physically and emotionally.  This year, as well as maintaining its high academic standards, the school is embarking on an exciting new health and well-being project to help develop healthy, active habits for life.  


St Mary’s works in close partnership with parents and carers and enjoys an extremely positive and supportive relationship with them.  The views of parents, carers, families and the local community are always listened to and respected and this in turn, has a positive impact on the ethos of the school and educational standards.


St Mary’s also works with St Mary’s Church in Bridgwater, with regular visits from the local clergy and church members, developing the Christian and core values which underpin school life. 


We want all our children to really enjoy their time at St Mary’s, leaving with a range of skills that will equip them for later life and many special memories. Above all, we hope that they will look back on their time here with a real sense of enjoyment and achievement.


I hope you enjoy visiting our website.  However, if you would like to know more, visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.


Parent/carers may request a paper copy of any of the information detailed on our website; this will be provided free of charge.


Mr Derek Nevell

Acting Headteacher