This half-term we have welcomed our new interim executive headteacher Mrs L Pigrim, who has been getting to know the children, staff and parents of St. Mary’s, along with her interim executive deputy headteacher Mrs Willis. If you are considering our school for your child, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and to arrange a visit around the school and meet Mrs Pigrim or Mrs Willis. You can do this by calling the school on 01245 320505.
The website aims to provide you with some of the information you will need, however, please feel free to contact the school directly if you cannot find the information you are looking for and we will endeavour to help you with any queries you may have.
St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is situated at the heart of the village of Woodham Ferrers and we are proud to serve the local community. The school was founded in 1868, moving to its current premises on Main Road in 1986. The Christian principles on which it was founded nearly 150 years ago are still at the heart of the school today.
We are a small, child-centred, happy school where children enjoy learning and playing together. We recognise that every child is unique and all staff work hard to ensure that each child reaches their full potential in all aspects of school life. We are dedicated to ensuring that all children leave our school with the skills to equip them for further learning; in particular good reading, writing and mathematical skills. Learning is personalised so that it meets the needs of individual children. We can therefore provide a caring and inclusive environment for all children.
The Christian ethos of the school underpins all that we do. Not only do we teach children to the highest educational standards, but we teach them about God, life, friendships, how to treat others and how to carry themselves through life as kind and thoughtful people.
We are also able to offer a range of extracurricular opportunities – and are always open to further ideas! Children are encouraged to share their talents whatever they may be. We provide many opportunities for children to excel on the sporting field, music arena and in the outside environment.