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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford


Headteacher: Miss Naomi Tottle


Deputy Headteacher: Dr Stuart Boon


Assistant Headteachers:

Mrs Rachael O'Dell - SENDCo

Miss Abbie Brailey - 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

“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

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. 

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 Sarah 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.