Welcome to our school!
Bathwick St. Mary Church School is a very welcoming, high achieving and creative school that seeks to provide an inspirational education for all our children.
Rooted in our core Christian values of Love, Joyfulness, Respect, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Fairness, we provide a caring, supportive and secure environment where each child can flourish as an individual and as part of our school family and community. Please click here to find out more about our Vision, ‘Achieving excellence through the pursuit of good‘, our Mission and our Christian Values.
We are not able to offer tours of the school at the moment, but please do see the Open Mornings / Afternoons section of this page for our Virtual Tour.
Our Fabulous Performances!
You can see examples of the wonderful music and drama on offer at Bathwick St. Mary Church School by following these YouTube links:
- Choir performance ‘Christmas Lullaby’, 2018
- Ensemble performance at 2018 Carol Service
- Choir performance ‘Winter Wonderland’, 2018
- Year 6 Peter Pan Show, 2018
- Year 6 Public Speaking
- 2019 Infant Nativity
Our commitment to Safeguarding
Bathwick St. Mary Church School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. For more information, please review our Safeguarding policies under the ‘Safeguarding Information’ link or please speak to our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Kevin Purkiss.
Below is a Whisper button from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL). If pupils or parents have any issues online, they can click this button to be taken to a web form where they can anonymously report concerns or issues with breach of safety online.
Open Mornings/ Afternoons
Do you have a child due to start Reception in 2021, or earlier in any year group? We are currently unable to offer any tours of the school, but please do take our new Virtual Tour of the school and see our Reception teacher Miss Farrar by following these YouTube links:
How To Help Your Child With Reading
Mrs Rigby, our deputy head, and the infant teachers are preparing a series of videos to help with reading in KS1. Please find an explanation of phonics in KS1 here:
The videos for Reception children can be found by following the YouTube links below:
- Phonics Phases 2 and 3
- Blending and segmenting
- Teaching the individual and alternate sounds
- Reading books for Reception
Our 2019 Inspection Report
Our school was inspected under the latest SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in February 2019.
The highest grading of ‘Excellent’ was awarded to our school, which ‘reveals extraordinary, innovative practice perhaps not seen before. It sets incredibly high expectations for Church schools.’ Amongst other things the report highlighted our ‘inspirational culture of very high aspirations which has enabled pupils to flourish’, and our ‘innovative curriculum which excites pupils in their learning’.
Full Wraparound Care service at Bathwick!
Our school is now open on every school day throughout the year from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Parents can book their child into Breakfast Club and into After School Club. This service provides additional activities for our children and allows much greater flexibility to the normal drop-off and pick-up times. We’ve recreated a family environment – the ‘Club family’ where children can enjoy a relaxed choice of activities at both breakfast and after school care. Existing Parents can book here: ‘Wraparound Care’
To find out more, please contact the school office.
- Cross Country Success
- Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize
- Classroom Library Boxes
- Reading is Magic Festival