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.
'I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.'
Ephesians 3 - foundation for our Schoo motto
"School leaders have created a strong ethos where the school’s Christian values underpin all aspects of its practice. This has created a harmonious environment in which children are happy, safe and secure."
Ofsted : November 2016
Our School mission / motto:
Rooted in FAITH, Nurtured with LOVE, Striving for SUCCESS ... Growing God's children
“The school’s Christian vision, ‘Rooted in faith, nurtured in love, striving for success, growing God’s children’ underpins collective worship, religious education (RE) and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It makes a significant contribution to pupils’ very good behaviour and to their positive attitudes to learning.”
SIAMS Inspection : July 2017
|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.