Welcome to our website. St Mary & St John is a very special place. As a Church of England primary school, the school has a distinctive ethos founded on Christian values. Set in the most beautiful grounds with stunning rural views across Rutland's Chater Valley, St Mary & St John provides a unique and inspiring learning environment in which our children flourish.
I am very proud of our school. It is a vibrant place, full of inquisitive, creative, happy and healthy children. Our amazing, dedicated and caring staff provide stimulating and well planned learning which meets the needs of every individual. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and enriched with extra learning opportunities. We have the highest expectations of both behaviour and academic achievement. We encourage our children to discover and maximise their talents, develop a true thirst for learning and the skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners and to realise their full academic, social and spiritual potential.
Within the context of Christian belief and practice, every child in our school is nurtured to feel safe and valued and to become a polite, caring and responsible member of our family community. Everyone is encouraged to make a positive contribution to all aspects of school life.
We value highly the partnership between home and school and encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The partnership between school staff, parents and governors is an essential one and by working together we can provide a secure and first class education for every child.
Please explore our website, but better still, come and visit our school and experience the unique atmosphere we create, meet our wonderful children and see our school in action. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the school office: Tel: 01780 720184 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fiona Wilce, Headteacher
2014 GOOD OFSTED RATING ACROSS ALL AREAS!!
I am delighted that both the Ofsted and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) this year, 2014, graded the school as GOOD across all areas with the capacity to quickly become oustanding.
'The Headteacher has made a very positive start, has quickly established high expectations, built trusting relationships with staff and parents and is leading the school effectively. …the strong staff team have worked together to raise achievement of pupils.'
'The whole school community embraces the Christian values lived out daily in school and attests to the 'spiritual warmth in the school - we feel it, the children feel it', as one parent expresssed it. Caring relationships, the importance of teamwork, supporting others, forgiveness and second chances, which pupils relate back to Bible stories and the life and teaching of Jesus, contribute to very positive attitudes to learning, progress and levels of attainment, which are good. Standards are above national average and pupils make good progress in their learning.'
'The curriculum contains a good variety of work with links between subjects that give meaning and help bring learning alive...'
'Throughout the school pupils achieve well. The children get off to a flying start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and benefit from expert teaching and stimulating activities…'
'The school makes a good contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development...'
'The school’s expectations for good behaviour and pupils’ application to their work are consistently promoted...Pupils show very positive attitudes to their work and a good deal of care and concern for each other.'
The Ofsted report is available to read here.
The SIAMS report is available to read here.
Did you know that you can now pay for meals, clubs, trips and music lessons online at www.parentpay.com. Activation letters have been sent home with the children for parents to activate their accounts. If you have any problems with the activation or queries regarding parentpay, please contact the office on 01780 720184 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 6 are at PGL Caythorpe Court this week for 5 days of outdoor and adventurous activity and teambuilding.
Success at the Leicestershire & Rutland School Games on Friday 27th July 2014 : 1st overall - Key Steps 2 Gymnastics Team; 3rd overall - Key Steps 1 Gymnastics Team; Fair Play Trophy - Year5/6 Girls Football Team