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 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.

Ms. Charlie Barwell, Executive Headteacher

st marys home pupil

Year 2 Visit to Cogges Farm Manor House

On Monday 15th November, the Year 2s walked to Cogges Farm Manor House as part of their Street Detectives topic.  They investigated parts of the house including the kitchen where they helped make Welsh Cakes and found out how clothes were washed many years ago.  They met some of the animals including the pigs and goats, before enjoying their packed lunch picnic in the Orchard.

Remembrance Day 11.11.21

On Thursday 11th November, the Year 2s walked to the War Memorial to lay a poppy wreath and observe the two minutes silence.  They were very respectful and we were very proud of them representing St. Mary's Infants.

Year 1 Trip to the Oxfordshire Museum

The Year 1s had a great time at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock in September! They practised walking like dinosaurs and then discovered giant footprints in the garden.  They measured them to compare the size to their own feet.  They visited inside the rest of the Museum and inspected fossils, as well as stuffed animals such as deer and pheasants.


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.

Ofsted, November 2018