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 Open Mornings
Is your child due to start school in September 2022? You are warmly invited to one of our Open Mornings:
- 7th October
- 4th November
- 25th November
The Open Mornings are from 9:00am to 10:00am or 10:45am to 11:45am. Please contact the school office to book a place on one of these open days. We look forward to meeting you!
Please do also 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 for your child in a different year group, you are very welcome to come for an individual tour of the school. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time.
Our Fabulous Performances!
You can see the latest examples of the wonderful music and drama on offer at Bathwick St. Mary Church School by following these YouTube links:
- Choir performance ‘Christmas Lullaby’
- Ensemble performance at the Carol Service
- Choir performance ‘Winter Wonderland’
- Year 6 Peter Pan Show
- Year 6 Public Speaking
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.
We are currently experiencing a technical issue which is not allowing our website to be updated with content for the new academic year. Please bear with us – our technical support is working hard to rectify this issue. If you have any queries, please contact the School Office. Thank you.
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, 1 and 2 are invited to a reading information session on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 2.15pm in the hall.
Some additional support videos for parents are here:
- 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 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.
- 2021 Residential Visits
- 2021 Cricketing Successes
- Cross Country Success
- Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize