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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford


St Mary's CE Primary School



“Together we journey to a future of opportunity.”


Our vision is to give every child the skills and experiences they need for their next step in life. At St. Mary’s C of E Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality education that develops children intellectually, socially, morally, physically and spiritually within a Christian environment. Through the school’s ethos and collective worship, we use the Bible as guidance, as teaching and as our compass. In our school, children learn to respect the diversity within their community, themselves, differences of others and their surroundings. Children will leave our school on the next part of their journey in life with the confidence and the ability to make responsible and appropriate choices. They aspire to be the best they can and are valued members of the community.


“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Psalm 119 v105




Curriculum Intent 


At St. Mary’s C of E Primary School our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, to ensure achievement and to support pupil well-being and development. Personal development sits at the heart of all that we do with an emphasis on the curriculum and wider opportunities supporting pupils to be confident, resilient, independent and to develop strength of character. Our school vision underpins our curriculum, we aim to provide opportunities to develop the future chances of the pupils in our care, we use the Bible as a source to guide and teach pupils. 


Our curriculum enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development and it recognises, encourages and celebrates all types of talent. All pupils, including the disadvantaged and most vulnerable, are given opportunities to engage with a full curriculum that provides essential knowledge to become educated citizens and succeed in life.


Teamwork and responsibility are an essential part of our curriculum and we enable children to take on key roles and become involved in the community through wider opportunities such as Rota Kids, Eco Club and School Council. Pupils are supported to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.