Normandy, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JL
10 reasons to choose St Mary's Church of England Primary School
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Horsham and one of the 5 best independent or state primaries within 6 miles.
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2019) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Mary’s Church of England Primary School ranks in the top 31% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The St Mary's Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHCE, Spanish. Most subjects are taught separately and are organised by half-termly topics. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in science.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for all year groups and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some specialist teaching for languages.
Sport at St Mary's Church of England Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Mary's Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am (school staff) to 6.00pm (external contractor).
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