Our School

About Us

Our school takes children from ages 4 to 11. It was originally built in 1940 as a Secondary School, so we are very fortunate to have a spacious building and grounds. In addition to large classrooms, we have a gym, library, separate dining hall, main hall with stage and two music rooms. Each Key Stage …

Values and Ethos

At Welwyn St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the best educational experiences for our pupils and to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our life and work.   We aim to provide a secure but challenging environment where our pupils feel valued and develop a lifelong love of learning.  Our Christian values underpin …

Admissions

Admissions – Starting School at Welwyn St Mary’s Each year all parents with children approaching school age are asked to name the preferred school for their child.  We warmly welcome parents who wish to visit Welwyn St Mary’s by appointment to see the school at work at any time.  We also hold open mornings when …

Our Team

Teaching Staff Mary Westley Headteacher/DSP/Collective Worship/Child Protection Emma Phillips Year 6/Assistant Head/ English/Assessment Wendy Platt Year 6/History Liz Thompson Year 6/English Emma Harrison Year 6/Music/Assistant Head Margaret McKenna Year 5/Art Julie Jameson Year 5/English Clive Anstey Year 5/ICT/Nature Reserve/Computing Ben Ashman Year 4/PSHE/PE/Assistant Head/Computing Helen Southall Year 4/Science Wendy Mather Year 4/Maths Ailish O’Keeffe Year …

Governors

Our Governors perform vital, legal functions and also do a lot more to help and support our school. The governing body is made up of parents, staff and representatives of the church, diocese and Local Authority. They make decisions about how the school is run in consultation with the headteacher; they have legal duties, powers …

Collective Worship

We meet together at a daily assembly. These are centred on the Christian faith but other world religious traditions are recognised and accepted. We expect the children to develop sensitivity and understanding when exploring not just their own beliefs but those of others. Assemblies are an opportunity to explore and share things we value and …

Nature Reserve

Our PTFA have worked very hard to renovate our nature reserve area and install an outdoor classroom. The Nature Reserve Project started at the end of 2009 and with the help of parents and staff, and the support of Sherrardswood Woodwardens, we have created a fantastic outdoor learning space. This includes a pond, a pond …

A Short History of Welwyn St Mary’s

With thanks to Isabelle Fautrero-Sayer The Beginnings St Mary’s school was founded in 1749 by Dr Edwards Young, Rector of Welwyn Parish. Originally housed in what is known as Tudor Cottage (next to the Church) and adjacent cottages (now demolished), it had been donated for the poor of the Parish’s use. Before he came along, …