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 Executive 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.
It was a beautiful, sunny day on Monday 20th June when our Year 2s went on an exciting trip to Warwick Castle.
The children watched a jester, knights jousting, a falconry display as well as climbing the tower to a magnificent view at the top. On their return to school they wrote down their memories which they will hopefully treasure for a long time to come.
Reception Visit to The Cotswold Farm Park
The Reception Class had a great time on their trip to the Cotswold Farm Park on Monday 16th May.
First, the children had a little workshop where they were shown eggs of different sizes and they had to work out which birds had laid the eggs. They then met Apricot the rabbit and Nellie the guineapig who were very patient as the children eagerly stroked them. Next the children enjoyed walking around the park, meeting and feeding all the various animals. There were lots of hungry goats, sheep and cows. After lunch, there was the chance to explore the playground where the children pedalled tractors, climbed on various equipment, went on swings and see-saws and played in a sand pit.
Year 1 Visit to The Black Hole Planetarium
The Year 1s had a fascinating experience at the Planetarium on Thursday 12th May.
They learnt so much about the planets in our solar system, the importance of Michael Collins in the first moon landings and the way in which astrology came to life above their heads with incredible tales of Greek mythology.
There is a vibrant, interesting and engaging curriculum. This is a strength of the school and reflects the determination that pupils will encounter first-hand experiences while maintaining a strong focus on their basic skills.