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Friday  15th January 2021 

Due to the icy conditions and the closure of the main road into Mill Bank, please take extreme care .   

School is open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

Please remember current Covid safety advice - even if you are a critical worker the safest place is at home - if you are working from home today (eg your school is closed) please keep your child with you.

Thank you for your support to keep all safe. 


Happy New Year 2021  

After the Government Announcement on Monday - School is now closed to all except children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Children. Thank you to all who responded to the request to send in requests for places. Please only attend school if you have received an email confirming a place is available as places in groups are limited. 

All other learning is now online - please look at your class page/remote learning for details of work to complete. 

Thank you for your support 

Miss D L Barker

Freedom to Fly Day - Health and Wellbeing Day - Friday November 6th.  What a great day we had!

See below for a taste of what we got up to. Look on the Class Pages 'photos' tab for more images and explanation of what each class did. 


Hope you had a Happy Half Term  from All in Class 1 

Thank you for all the donations of clothing you sent to school as part of our Harvest Collection this year.

See News Page for more details. 

Please Look at your Class page for Weekly Homework (updated on Friday) and Remote Learning for if you are learning at home due to isolating etc

Friday 2nd October - Thank you for your Support of The Macmillan Charity -

Over £100 was raised for this very worthy cause.

 See News Page for more details. 


Well Done and Thank You Everyone for helping us to make Autumn Term a safe and successful start back to school with no Bubble closures. 

Please  continue to help us during the new start to 2021.

Please See The Covid 19 tab for any information regarding this subject (under Key Information above this) 


Please look at the 'Class Curriculum' Tab to find work/information for each class and please look at 'All Classes' to find useful information about safeguarding (including online safety). Please be extra vigilant, particularly at this time and monitor what your child is seeing online. The NSPCC link is excellent to share together. If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact Miss D L Barker (Acting Head, DSL)

Welcome Message

At St Mary's we celebrate the individual. We pride ourselves on our warm, inclusive environment.

As a traditional small village school, our size means that we know every child personally, can tailor their education to suit them, nurture them and keep them safe.

Our children make strong friendships and feel part of our Mill Bank family. We teach them to be polite and respectful to others and to live by the Christian values Jesus taught us. Most of all we teach them to think independently and to feel comfortable with who they are.

We believe that our children will only succeed academically if they enjoy learning. Our staff endeavour to create inspirational opportunities to learn, in order to allow every child to achieve and ultimately excel in all areas of the curriculum.

St Mary's is proud of its Christian heritage. We retain close links with the church at Cottonstones and we strongly believe in educating children in the core Christian values. We encourage honesty and respect for others and we expect our children to have a good sense of right and wrong.

We hope you will find our website informative. Should you need any more information or you would like to look around our school, please contact us.


Debbie Barker

Acting Headteacher 

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