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.
Our Fabulous Performances!
There are many examples of wonderful music and drama at Bathwick St Mary Church School. Please see below for examples:
- ‘One Kind Word’ School Council Presentation
- Choir Singing Jingle Bell Rock
- Choir Singing Walking in the Air
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.
Full Wraparound Care service at Bathwick!
Our school is 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.
Is your child due to start school in September 2024?
You are warmly invited to our Open Morningson
- 26th September
- 31st October
- 14th November
Choose from 9:00am-10:00am or 10:45am-11:45am.
Please contact the school office to book a place.
You can enjoy a personal tour and see all we have to offer, including our amazing Reception class and outdoor area, the woodland which we use for weekly Forest School, the vibrant classes, IT suite, wraparound provision, our newly developed play areas and our very high academic standards.
All our children enjoy a rich and engaging curriculum, with trips and visitors who help inspire us on our learning adventure. Do explore this website to see what else we have on offer.
In the meantime, please do have a look at our Virtual Tour and Frequently Asked Questions with Reception class teacher Miss. Farrar.
If you are interested in applying for a place in a current school year for your child, you are very welcome to come for an individual tour of the school. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time.
How To Help Your Child With Reading
At Bathwick St. Mary we believe learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at our school. So much else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible. We use the ‘Read Write Inc’ approach which has been shown to be one of the most effective approaches to teaching children to read. All parents and carers in Year R were invited to a reading information session in September. For those who could not attend, the presentation can be found here together with two Parent Information booklets:
Information regarding Tapestry for new Reception parents
Please follow the YouTube link below for a recording for new Reception parents regarding the use of Tapestry: