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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford


Headteacher: Miss Naomi Tottle


Assistant Headteachers:

Mrs Rachael O'Dell - SENDCo

Miss Zoe Bailey - Teaching & Learning


Welcome to St. Mary's C of E Primary School website. Please feel free to browse the pages you find here. If you have any suggestions for improving this site, or any other comments or queries, please contact us via e-mail or telephone. If you would like a paper copy of information on the school website, please contact the school office and this can be provided for you.


For further information about the school uniform policy, please click below.


On the 19th and 20th October 2016, Ofsted inspected our school. Four inspectors were involved in the process.  The inspection focuses on the key areas below and grades a school as Inadequate, Requires Improvement, Good or Outstanding. A summary of these gradings are below.


Overall Effectiveness Good
Effectiveness of Leadership & Managment Good
Quality of teaching, learning and Assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good
Early Years Provision Outstanding

St Mary's is a two form entry primary school with up to sixty children in each year group, giving a capacity of 420 pupils.  Whilst we are a relatively large primary school, we pride ourselves in having a distinct community feel.  Teachers , support staff and senior leaders build extremely positive relationships with children and their families in order to make them feel that, whilst being part of a large community, they are very much valued.  Our ethos is represented through the BASE logo and the sense of belonging that children and families get from our staff is integral to ensuring parents and children feel safe at our school.


We plan an exciting and rich curriculum where children are given many opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge through different experiences.  This ensures that the children enjoy their time at St Mary's.


If children feel that they Belong, that they are Safe and that they Enjoy their learning then we, at St Mary's, feel that they will Achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.  It is our aim to provide a learning experience which is Building A Solid Base For The Future of all of our children.

To see an overview of the school curriculum, please click on the About Us tab then Curriculum Statement. 

Please remember that you can now receive information from the school via email or through the SIMS Parent App. For more information about this, please speak to Sally or Dawn in the school office. Parents can also request a paper copy of any information on our school website by contacting the school office.


As ever, if you have any concerns or worries about your child, that you feel we may be able to help with, then please don’t hesitate in contacting your child’s class teacher, or me, and we will do what we can to support you.


Thank you for your support.