We were delighted to receive this letter from Nick Gibb, the Minister of State for School Standards congratulating us on our high standard of Key Stage 2 Writing achievement in last year's testing. We thought parents would like to see it. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff.
On 27th January St Mary's welcomed a plethora of guests to school for a special service to receive our Coventry Cross of Nails. Representatives from all the local churches, the Catholic diocese, governors and previous staff gathered in the school hall with the children and staff to join in hymns, dance, readings and prayers before Canon Pastor Kathryn Fleming from Coventry Cathedral explained the history and significance of the symbolism. She reminded us that we all need to work towards the ICON aims on a daily basis.
Jennifer Jenkins, ICONS Project Manager reminded us of the three aims of the Cross of Nails Community and told us about the places in the world where there are ICON schools and Rev. Kate Mier told us about her own Anglican churches in Studley and Mappleborough Green which are already Cross of Nails churches. She also explained Studley’s connection with a South African school.
We have already fostered a relationship with the Cathedral by school visits but on 12th January it was the privilege of staff to attend morning service where our very own Cross of Nails was blessed by the Dean of the Cathedral.
We are pleased to report that our recent application to become an International Cross of Nails School (ICONS) has been approved by the Reconciliation Ministry Team at Coventry Cathedral. International representatives of the Community of the Cross of Nails from the US, Germany, South Africa and Central & Eastern Europe will all be given the opportunity to see our application. We are truely honoured to have been accepted and look forward to receiving this award in the near future.
Congratulations to Mrs Tyrrell and the Fairtrade Council who successfully completed the re-accreditation process so that our school can continue to call itself a ‘FairAchiever School’. We were first accredited 'FairAchiever School' status back in May 2016 following our efforts to secure 'FairActive and FairAware School' certification in previous years. We are very proud to be able to call ourselves a 'FairTrade School'.
We are so proud of Mrs Chung and our School's Eco-Committee.St. Mary's has been re-accredited once again with the Green Flag Award. We thought you would like to see an extract from the Assessor's report:
Assessor's Comments 2018
"Mrs Chung is a wonderful role model for the children, she puts in so much of her time and energy into the Eco Committee and the work that they do. The Eco-Committee are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It is a very caring school and everyone is quite rightly so, very proud of their achievements. Well done and thank you for such a wonderful visit."
We are delighted to inform you that St Mary’s has once again been awarded a 5 star Certificate of Excellence from the prestigious School Guide website.The site compares a range of data and reports to make their overall judgement and allow parents to compare schools’ data across the country.
We are very proud of this accolade and it is a tribute and testament to the hard work of all the staff and pupils!If you would like find out more please follow this link: