Welcome to St Mary's

It’s a vibrant, hands-on, busy and fun place to learn and thrive!

We are a Church of England Infant School set in the centre of Witney. Adjacent to St Mary’s Church and overlooking the green, we are proud of our heritage whilst always building towards the future.

At St Mary’s, the Christian value of love is at the heart of all we do.  We seek to grow our children in a nurturing and secure environment and work closely together with our parents, the Church, governors and the community to achieve our vision. Our specialist and dedicated team of staff are passionate about Early Years Education and our facilities are designed specifically to meet the needs of children aged 4-7 years, including our purpose built Reception suite.

We pride ourselves that the children at St Mary’s are happy, challenged and excited about each day, every day.  Whether it be investigating an alien crash landing, May Day dancing or trying to find the answer to the question ‘why does popping candy go pop?’ Our children are encouraged to achieve their potential, develop their talents and celebrate their uniqueness.

We feel extremely privileged to be the Acting Headteachers of St Mary’s and invite you to come and visit our school to see it in action.  You’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Mrs Sara Holland and Mrs Donna Roberts, Acting Headteachers Summer Term 2021

st marys home pupil

Miss Atkinson's Forest School Training

Last week, I spent another 2 days at Hill End for my Forest School Leader training. We built natural shelters, learnt how to light a fire safely and used a kelly kettle to boil water for a cup of tea! As I am nearing the end of my training, I am beginning to plan what my Forest School would look like and need to start gathering my resources. If you have any spare or old tarpaulins that you no longer need or ropes of various lengths and diameters which you are willing to donate I would really appreciate it. If you have any other resources that you think would be helpful or want to get more involved please let me know. Many thanks for your help with this and for your continued support. 

Welcome Back Year 1s!

We were delighted to see all our Year 1 children back in school again today and they were equally delighted to be with each other and catch up!

Reception Raring to Go!

The Reception children were ready and raring to go when they all came back together on Monday morning! It was a wonderful day with lots of happy, smiling faces!

The deeply embedded Christian vision of the school drives every aspect of school life. The school is exceptional in enabling pupils and adults to flourish so that they are able to 'achieve their potential and develop their talents'.  

SIAMS, March 2020