St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a religious order school, owned and supported by Buckfast Abbey Trust. We are part of Plymouth CAST Multi Academy Trust which includes thirty-five Catholic schools, and one nursery, of the Diocese of Plymouth.
St Mary’s is a small, friendly school, committed to the welfare and safeguarding of its pupils. To read our safeguarding policy, or to find out more information please view our School Safeguarding Information.
If you are interested in our Foundation Stage Unit, please take a look at our Early Years section on the school website where you will find further details and an application form (hard copies of all policies can be obtained from the school office upon request).
We were extremely proud to have received a letter from the Secretary of State for Education, who congratulated St Mary’s on being in the top 1% of primary schools in England for reading and writing.
We encourage all pupils to be hard-working, polite, cheerful and ready to help others. Our curriculum is designed to be creative, challenging and inspiring, enabling our pupils to become independent and resilient learners. All of our staff work in close partnership with parents and governors, to create a close and caring community.
Take a look at the film our children made about St Mary's School:
Across our website you will find out about life at St Mary’s. I hope you will enjoy visiting our website and that you will find the information you need.
If you would like a paper copy of any information on this website please contact Mitzi Belsher in the school office. There is no charge for this service.
Please contact the school if you have any further questions, or to make an appointment to visit the school and meet the staff and children – we look forward to welcoming you.
Nicola Slack – Head Teacher
“The curriculum excites and engages pupils. It underpins the good outcomes that they achieve. There is a strong focus on academic, artistic, musical and physical activities.”
“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Pupils are confident; they work well together and are supportive of each other.”
“Parents are universally supportive of the school and are keen to praise the work of leaders.”