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 our vision. 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 the Acting 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 Claire Doland, Acting Headteacher

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Perseverance Feb 5th

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Perseverance Assembly

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Forest School Leader Training

This week, Miss Atkinson attended her first Forest School Leader training session at Hill End. 

“I've had two action packed days in the cold but wrapped up warm, I learnt many new skills. I was shown how to safely use loppers to cut willow and how to use a knife to whittle. I can successfully make a clove hitch knot and a figure of eight knot and can now identify woodland management methods such as pollarding and coppicing.”

The Headteacher has a clear vision that balances the school's strong Christian ethos with high aspirations for every pupil's academic progress. Staff share that ambition.

Ofsted, November 2018