Our School

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Swanage is part of Plymouth CAST, a multi-academy trust of Roman Catholic and Anglican schools in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

CAST Multi-Academy Trust

Contact details and statutory information can be found here.


We follow the 2014 National Curriculum, teaching most subjects discretely but making cross-curricular links wherever possible. All our classes have termly topics, for example, Tigers, Africa, Stone Age to Iron-Age Britain. More detailed information on the curriculum is available here. A scrapbook of photographs for each class for each term can be found in the class pages (look in the menu at the top of this page).

Our Ethos & Values

In our classrooms, in our hall, at lunch and at playtime, all our staff, volunteers and children try to live each day with these values and carry them into their life beyond our school.


Details of our governing body and how it operates are here.

Promoting British values

See these stories and this page for examples of how we promote British values.

Pupil Premium

“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Details of how we have spent our Pupil Premium allocation and the impact it has had are here.

Results & Reports

Look on this page for information on our most recent Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 results, as well as our most recent OfSTED and Diocesan Section 48 inspections, together with School League Table comparisons.


This page contains contact details, documents and links.

School Development Plan

We have a regularly updated school development plan, showing our key priorities in developing our school.  The priorities for the current year are here.

School policies

Copies of school policies can be found here.

School Sports Funding

Every Primary school receives money from the government that must be spent on developing the delivery, access and breadth of sport in schools. Details of how we have spent this money are here.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Information, policies and reports are here.

Staff List

A staff list for the school is here.