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 one example
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.
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.
Our Open Mornings
We have now held all the Open Mornings for children starting school in Reception 2023. If you were unable to attend, please do contact us and we will try and arrange an individual tour for you. 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 any 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, 1 and 2 were invited to a reading information session in September. For those who could not attend, a recording of the event can be found here, together with the Powerpoint slides and two Parent Information booklets:
- Parent Booklet 1
- Parent Booklet 2
- Read Write Inc Parents Meeting Powerpoint slides
- Read Write Inc recording
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: