School News August/September 2019
Another academic year has come to an end we take this opportunity to look back at all has been achieved and shared:
We welcome the village to read our inspection reports, we take great pride in our recent outstanding grade in the section 48 RE inspection, the inspectors noted that the children ‘talk readily and thoughtfully about their faith. There is genuine respect among the children and between adults and children’. Truly an outstanding achievement by all those involved.
As we bid farewell to the Year 6 leavers we also take this opportunity to share how proud of the SATS results we are; it reflects just how hard they have been working. We hope to secure a place in the top 2% in the country.
End of key Stage 2 Performance Data 2019: Writing – 94% with 50% at Greater depth Reading – 100% with 68% Greater depth Mathematics 81% with 44% Greater Depth Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – 94% with 56% Greater Depth.
We have celebrated many lovely events:
The children’s First Holy Communion Mass on the 22nd June was a beautiful day and are thrilled to see many of the children now serving in Mass: we thank the parents, children and Fr. James for their support in encouraging the children. The final Mass of the School Year on the 24th July gave the school and the Parish the opportunity to celebrate in all God has supported us in achieving; we will always extend a warm welcome to the members of the Parish to school events in the future.
Our gratitude to all those who supported the school BBQ this year and of course to our PTFA lead Mrs Blincow. Despite the rain we managed to raise over £1000 pounds which will enable us to spend more on new and exciting resources.
We hosted a Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell on 22nd July for our headteacher, Mrs Kirstie Yuen, who leaves the School in great shape at the end of August and will be taking up a new and exciting post in Northampton as an executive head of two Catholic schools.
Looking ahead we have a Mass for the opening of the new school year at 9.30am on Friday, 6th September in School and we extend an invitation to a Mass of Induction for the new Head teacher, Mrs Laura Concannon on Wednesday 9th October at 7pm.
Do please go to the School’s own website (address below) for more information.
Best wishes to all,
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.