St Mary's Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Infant School

St Mary's C of E Infant School

being a Church school

We work closely with Rev Hannah Moore, vicar of our local church of St Mary's (above), to create a special Christian environment for your child. Whilst we are a Church school, we welcome families of all faiths and no faith to join our caring school. 

Our Parish vicar, Reverend Hannah Moore joins us weekly and leads a whole school assembly. Each week she reads a Bible story to the children and talks about its relevance to our every day lives. Many aspects of school life link to the four areas of focus for Christian distinctiveness.


  • Assemblies
  • RE Spectacular Days
  • Assemblies in the church
  • Weekly RE following the diocesan board programme
  • School prayer book
  • Banners in the classroom
  • Reflection Corners linked to School values
  • Prayer Sticks
  • Special Services in the Church e.g. Christingle, Easter, Mother’s Day
  • Prayer at the beginning of lunchtime
  • Class Prayers
  • Godly Play Training and sessions with the Children
  • Nativity story and Scene setting in the individual classrooms.
  • Dedicated Bible Verse on the Newsletter and around school
  • Teaspoon Prayers
  • Small groups working with the Vicar on a weekly basis
  • SIAMS Inspection
  • P4C Integrated throughout the whole School
  • Visiting St Mary’s Church as part of the curriculum theme ‘Our Church School & Village’
  • Wintershall visits with the whole school
  • Singing Assemblies


  • Messages in Assembly
  • Whole School Ethos
  • Christian values throughout the day
  • Weekly RE/PSHE…..
  • Behaviour reflecting morals
  • Core Value displays (focus on one value per half term)
  • Highlighting the moral code of conduct in daily lessons


  • Spectacular Days across age/ability groups
  • Children participating in PTA events
  • Clubs
  • Participating in events/tournaments at other schools
  • Mums/Dads participating in guided reading/school trips
  • Stay ‘n’ Play in the Summer term
  • Fundraising Events for global charities
  • Open Box Theatre Company


  • Visit by musicians
  • Visits to castles, museums etc.
  • Flying Pizza Theatre visit/Open Box Theatre Company
  • Christmas Productions
  • Through our themes/topics e.g. Stories from Other Lands
  • Diversity Map
  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • Integrating drama into the curriculum