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Headteacher's welcome

Welcome  Message


Welcome to St. Mary’s Priory Infant and Junior Schools. The aims of the staff and governors here are to ensure that the school’s motto, ‘Where great lives begin’, becomes a reality for each and every child, and a measure by which we plan and judge our actions.


To embark on a great life, and to ensure the best possible start to school life, children need to be safe, happy, challenged, nurtured, encouraged and inspired towards the highest academic and personal goals. Staff here commit to these aims wholeheartedly, ensuring that we realise the potential in all our children and that they leave us confident and eager for the next stage of their journey.


I hope that this website provides a clear picture of the life and achievement at St. Mary’s, but it can only be a snapshot. If you have any further questions, or if you wish to arrange a visit to the school, then please contact the office, who will be happy to arrange.


Stephen McNicholas (Headteacher)