Welcome to St. Mary's

It’s a vibrant, hands-on, busy and fun place to learn and thrive!

We are a Church of England Infant School set in the centre of Witney. Adjacent to St. Mary’s Church and overlooking the green, we are proud of our heritage whilst always building towards the future.

At St. Mary’s, the Christian value of love is at the heart of all we do.  We seek to grow our children in a nurturing and secure environment and work closely together with our parents, the Church, governors and the community to achieve this. Our specialist and dedicated team of staff are passionate about Early Years Education and our facilities are designed specifically to meet the needs of children aged 4-7 years, including our purpose built Reception suite.

We pride ourselves that the children at St. Mary’s are happy, challenged and excited about each day, every day.  Whether it be investigating an alien crash landing, May Day dancing or trying to find the answer to the question ‘why does popping candy go pop?’ our children are encouraged to achieve their potential, develop their talents and celebrate their uniqueness.

I feel extremely privileged to be Headteacher of St. Mary’s and invite you to come and visit our school to see it in action.  You’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Mrs Sarah Grier, Headteacher

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Playground Update

Great news!  ODST have confirmed to us this week that they have awarded us a substantial grant to support our playground redevelopment.

This means we should be able to begin Phase 2 of the playground project in the summer holiday!  We still need to continue our fund raising efforts but, with your support, we should be on target to provide St. Mary’s children with a wonderful space to play and learn in the new academic year.

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World Book Day

The children at St. Mary’s love reading and so today was the perfect opportunity to come dressed as our favourite book characters.  The snowy weather conditions didn’t put anyone off although there were clearly a number of thermal layers being worn under outfits.  

In amongst the characters there was Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, Hermione from the Harry Potter series and a number of characters from Roald Dahl including Willy Wonka, the fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda. 

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Year Two Pizza Making at Frankie & Benny's

Year 2 visited to Frankie and Benny's on Tuesday as part of this term’s topic ‘The Scented Garden’.  The children had great fun designing and making their own pizza.  The icing on the cake, or the pepperoni on the pizza, was that they got to eat their wonderful creations too!

The children were enthusiastic about their pizza making skills and described the trip as ‘awesome, delicious and exciting’.  Ruan commented, ‘The pizza was delicious.  I had ham, cheese and tomato sauce on mine.’  While Sophie was enthusiastic about the range of ingredients that she got to add to her pizza.

My thanks to our parent volunteers for escorting our children to the pizza parlour.


The Christian care and nurture shown to all pupils through carefully targeted support enables pupils to flourish and achieve their potential.

SIAMS, June 2015