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About Us


St Mary's School welcomes pupils aged between 3 and 11, serving the area of Fairford Leys in Ayelsbury. We are a two-form entry school with 60 places in each year group from Reception (start of statutory school age) to Year 6. We also have a 48 place Nursery.

Our school is a fantastic place to learn, achieve and thrive. With excellent teaching and an engaging curriculum, we are committed to helping every child excel and shine as lights in the world, both academically and socially.

Joining our school

Starting school for the first time is a milestone in a child's life. Most children join us in Nursery or Reception whilst others join us from local schools, by moving into our area from other parts of the UK or abroad. everybody is welcome!

All about us

We are immensely proud of our spacious site with its modern facilities, superb resources and happy, purposeful atmosphere. Outside, our large field enables children to take part in a wide range of sports and play with friends. Excellence in sports, music and art are particular strengths of the school. Pupils enjoy attending Forest School every fortnight and are passionate about caring for the environment.

Our values-based philosophy underpins the way that we work, instilling our children with core Christian values including respect, integrity and resilience. THis, combined with our wonderful facilities and safe nurturing environment, enables our children to enjoy their learning, achieve excellent results and develop the confidence to shine.

We welcome all children - no matter what their individual needs - and strive to include them with adaptive practice in all areas of the curriculum. Our Challenge and Provision Curriculum Map (CPCM) ensure that all individual needs can be consistently met across the whole school. We aim for every child to make progress whatever their starting point or background.

Children feel proud to be part of St Mary's School. All children wear our school uniform, consisting of a white shire, blouse or polo shirt, grey trousers, skirt or pinafore, jade green cardigan or sweatshirt with logo, green and white summer dress, plain black shoes. PE kit according to house colour.

Children have access to hot school meals which are provided by Chartwells Catering Services. A baked potato, vegetarian option and a packed lunch are always available. Meals can be taken on a day-by-day basis with payment being made in advance.

All children are encouraged to walk, scooter or cycle to school. Cycle shelters and scooter parks are provided on site.


We help our children to become life-long learners by developing transferable skills to equip them to succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum threads; Culture and society, Democracy, Environment, Equality and Diversity, Faith, Health and Responsibility and Technology weave across the curriculum to ensure that pupils are well-equipped for life in modern Britain. WE believe that every child can fulfil their potential and are committed to children's wider well-being by:

  • developing a love and enjoyment of learning, forming friendships and leaving with fond memories of St Mary's School.
  • Inspiring each child to become an effective learner and achieve the highest educational standards they possible can.
  • Encouraging children to develop a moral compass and contribute positively to the school and wider community.
  • Recognising and nurturing each child's individual talents.
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles through a range of opportunities in and out of school.
  • Ensuring attendance at school by working in partnership with our community to value education, promoting the view that effort and achievement lead to self-improvement and fulfilment.
  • Engaging and helping parents to actively support their children's learning and development.
  • Safeguarding children and actively tackling all forms of bullying, discrimination and harassment.