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Rooted in Faith... Nurtured in Love... Striving for Success... Growing as God's Children

Key Information

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


Our Mission pictures drawn by a Y3 pupil



“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
  School doors open from 8:40 a.m. 12:00 - 1:25 p.m.  3:30 p.m.


Drop off and Collection


Children can enter the school building from 8:40 a.m. up to 8:50 a.m.  Should you arrive later than 8:50 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. A Celebration Assembly is held on a Friday.


Break times


Morning break is from 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EYFS/KS1 and KS2 take their playtimes on their own playgrounds supervised by a member of Teaching staff and a Teaching Assistant.


Lunch times


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 and Spanish lessons may 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.


School Lunch Menus

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Picture 1 Uniform
Picture 2 P.E. Kit