St Mary’s – Everyone is Welcome

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We are a small friendly school full of talented and happy children. Our teaching and support staff work hard to create an exciting environment for learning and progress. We hope you enjoy your visit!

CAST logoWe’re very lucky to be on the edge of Swanage on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. St Mary’s is part of Plymouth CAST, a multi-academy trust covering Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

Acting headteacher: Maria Gadston
Consultant headteacher (part-time): Amanda Burt
Chair of Governors: Pete Meteau
SEN co-ordinator: Becs Meteau


If you would like a paper copy of any information on this website please contact the school office. There is no charge for this service.


We have a vacancy for a midday supervisor to join our team.  We offer good opportunities for your own professional development and the potential to contribute more widely to our school. See this page for full details and an application form.

We also have a vacancy for a fixed-term teaching assistant to join our team. See this page for full details and an application form.


200x200-small-squareOfsted Parent View
Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved. Go to the Ofsted Parent View website, or look here for more information.


Our Mission Statement
To provide an environment that nurtures all towards the fullness of life that comes from God and a curriculum that expands our children’s horizons; a place where all can realize their potential – intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical and emotional; and where our children are prepared to take their places as effective, caring and respectful global citizens

Our Ethos
To value and appreciate everyone
To try our best at everything


Cup Winners for 2017
Congratulations to all the winners of our cups at the end of summer term, 2017

Skip Cup – Jasmine
for sporting excellence

Salmon Shield – Hollie
for good attitude and commitment to sport

Turner Cup – Leon
for performing arts

Reveanall Shield – Helena
for all round effort

Spike Jewell Shield – Freya
for perseverance