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Welcome to St Mary's Church of England (VA) Primary School Woodham Ferrers


"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."  Psalm 32.8

Dear Visitor,


On behalf of the children, staff and community at St. Mary's CofE (VA) Primary School, I would like to thank you for your interest in our website and welcome you to it.  A website is no substitute for experience and the community would welcome you should you wish to come and visit our busy and friendly school. 


We are always very pleased to welcome new visitors and new children into our community.  If you would like to have a look around our school or speak to us, please do book an appointment through Mrs Eames in the school office (01245 320505, option 2).  We would be delighted to hear from you.  However, the website is also used to provide regular and updated information for the whole school community.


As a school we have high expectations and set challenging tasks to enhance children's learning.  We strive to encourage children to engage in their learning and show curiosity and enthusiasm.  These expectations are supported by the whole school community and through the learning environment.  We also believe that communities build schools and we aim to work together with the school community to constantly improve the school and the education that we provide for pupils, whatever level we reach.  Our aim is to provide children with a love of learning, social competence and the best possible tools to succeed personally, academically, spiritually, morally and socially in a fast paced, ever changing and technological 21st Century world. 


In order to meet our aspirations, we are committed to working closely with parents and carers and the wider community and to use all the resources available to us to make learning meaningful and enjoyable.  We also encourage the community to contribute to our future improvement planning.  Our current strengths and areas for development are on this website and the school welcome's your comments on how to achieve these.


Our school also works closely (in collaboration) with Canewdon Endowed CofE (VC) Primary School and St. Nicholas CofE (VC) Primary School.  


We are proud to be a Church of England, Voluntary Aided Primary School and we have worked hard to develop the Christian ethos of our school.  As a community, we work together for the good of all of our learners.  The caring, Christian ethos of the school is firmly based on our core values which remind us all that we must consistently strive to achieve and exceed our potential. 


Thank you for visiting our website.  If you require paper copies of any of the information contained on the site, please contact the school office on 01245 320505 (


Whatever, your reason for visiting our website, thank you for doing so. 


Yours faithfully,




Interim Executive Headteacher.







We welcome questions. If you have any questions or queries, please either call the school office (01245 320505, option 2) and speak to Mrs Eames. You can also email Or, alternatively, you can use this contact form to ask a question. Please note that if this option is used, there may be a delay in responding to you.