St. Mary's Church of England Primary School, West Derby is a caring, Christian Community. We seek to create a stable, secure and happy environment in which children are able to develop to their maximum potential. Each child has a valuable contribution to make to the life of the school. We celebrate their talents, skills and achievements. We believe in inspiring children in their learning to reach their full potential.
'Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I believe in your commands.'
Psalm 119: 66
"This is a good school. It is well led and managed. Central to its success are the very caring relationships within a warm environment that promote pupils' good overall achievement and mature behaviour." Ofsted : March 2012
Our School mission / motto:
Rooted in FAITH, Nurtured with LOVE, Striving for SUCCESS ... Growing God's children
|Start of school day||Lunchtime||End of school day|
|8:50 a.m. Registration is 9:00 a.m.||12:00 - 1:25 p.m.||3:30 p.m.|
Drop off and Collection
Children should be brought onto the 'Junior' playground ready for the whistle at 8:50 a.m. Although we welcome parents onto the playground, in the interests of Safeguarding, we request that parents wait on either 'John's Garden' or at the side of the playground along the sandstone wall. This enables us to keep an unobstructed view of the children. Upon two whistles, children should walk to their lines independently as this helps them to settle more quickly for the day ahead. Should you arrive later than 8:55 a.m. the exterior door will be closed and children should be brought through the main entrance where you will have to sign them in.
At the end of the day, Classes 4, 5 and 6 children will leave through their exterior classroom door. Class 3 will leave through the corridor exit. EYFS should be collected at their gate and KS1 will leave through the exit onto the KS1 playground. If usual arrangements have to change, please ensure your child's teacher is aware of these arrangements.
Collective worship takes place daily following Registration. A Celebration Assembly is held on a Friday.
Morning break is from 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. EYFS/KS1 and KS2 take their playtimes on their own playgrounds supervised by a member of Teaching staff and a Teaching Assistant.
EYFS/KS1 children take their lunch first whilst KS2 blow off some steam on their playground! Then KS2 take their lunch whilst EYFS/KS1 play out.
Music lessons also take place during lunch break.
Any lunch monies should be sent in on Mondays, preferably in an envelope with your child's name and amount on it.