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About us

Our Mission

The school community at St. Mary’s seeks to provide all children aged 3-11 years with a stimulating learning environment, permeated by the Gospel values. We hope to recognise, develop and celebrate all that is unique in each individual and strive to help all attain their full potential in academic achievement, confidence, co-operation and responsibility.

Please take a look at our mission statement (click on link below) which was created in collaboration with our whole school community.

St Mary’s Mission Statement

Abbey

St Mary’s is also a member of ¬†Plymouth CAST, a Multi-Academy Trust set up by the Diocese of Plymouth to create a more secure environment for the constituent schools so that they can better serve the mission of their Catholic and Anglican dioceses. ¬†Click on the link at the top of the page to find out more.

Geographically and historically, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School is said to be in an unusual and unique position. Centrally situated in the village of Buckfast, the Catholic school is the property of Buckfast Abbey, located approximately 500 metres from the Abbey itself in¬†Dartmoor National Park.

The original building dates from 1893 and has benefited from significant renovation over the years. The school has undergone significant building projects costing over a million pounds, which have further enhanced the facilities available. The school has benefited from the construction of a new Early Years classroom and outdoor area, new playground, school hall, new offices and reception area, school hall and outdoor amphitheatre.

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