St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’

Parents Welcome

We regularly invite parents to a range of different events including:


  • Parent information evenings on areas of the school such as: phonics, teaching maths, E-Safety and SATs
  • Open afternoons, where the parents with their child view their work and discuss it with their child
  • Class assemblies every term
  • To see any drama work that the class have completed
  • School masses


We are so fortunate at St. Mary's to have small class sizes, so the teachers really form close relationships with your children. If you have any concerns, the teachers are always more than willing to discuss these with you.


Parents Forum


The Parent Forum is a group of parent representatives who meet once a term to discuss school related issues.
Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to our school. The Parent Forum provides a valuable way to listen to your ideas and concerns and seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of children and their families are met.

Meetings are led by school staff and governors, usually by the Head of School and the Chair of Governors. Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion.


Examples of issues that have been discussed include:


- School development planning
- Parking and safe routes to walk / cycle to school
- Cost of school trips and events
- Parents evenings
- Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Behaviour Policy


Sharing the Information


Your Parents Forum representitive for 2020-2021 is Nicola Marklew. If you wish to put forward any suggestions please contact her at


Parents are encouraged to share information from the Parent Forum. Feedback is also included in school newsletters which are distributed to all parents and published on the school website.

If you would like Nicola to raise an issue or make a suggestion on your behalf at Parents Forum please email her or send a message via the school office. Issues raised should be general issues. If you have specific concerns about your child your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.