Welcome from the Head Teacher


At St. Mary’s we provide an education of the highest quality to enable every child to realise their potential within a nurturing Christian community.

Welcome to St Mary’s Church Of England Primary School. I hope the information contained within this website provides a useful and helpful insight into the life and work of the school.

St Mary’s is a one form entry, Church of England, state-maintained primary school in the heart of Putney. The school has a committed staff team and pupils who want to learn. Both are strongly supported by the governors and the parent body.

Learning and achievement are central to our work. Our philosophy is that all children can be successful learners and that all are capable of achievement. Although we are immensely proud of our academic achievements, our Christian values and ethos are of utmost importance and lie at the heart of everything we do. We gather together for daily worship and the school has strong links with St Mary’s Church.

We support all children to achieve their full potential. We have extremely high expectations of our pupils and we expect the parent body to support us in this. We foster independence and feed their thirst for knowledge. We encourage our pupils to  display outstanding discipline and behaviour, show respect for everyone and everything and to always do and be the best that they can be.

Although the school’s last Ofsted was outstanding, we are an improving school. We do not rest on our laurels and we are always looking for opportunities to do what we do even better – if we can!

Cheryl Payne

Head Teacher

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