At St Mary's, Religious Education is far more than just an academic subject. In keeping with our mission statement, we aim to work alongside parents to bring children to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Christian faith. Through explicit teaching about Jesus and the Church, and the development of prayer and worship in school, we provide daily experiences where children live the gospel values; have respect for the opinions and beliefs of others, and grow in their own faith. We see this as our core purpose, and alongside their formation as children of God, we strive to ensure that each child fulfills their God-given potential - academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Our mission statement - "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it". proverbs 22:6" - captures our Christian-focused approach to setting children up for life.
We are lucky to have very close links with our Parish Church which is next door. The children regularly attend St Mary's Church; every Tuesday morning for whole school assemblies, as well as celebrating together at significant liturgical moments in the year.