1. About Our School
  2. Why St Mary's?
  3. School Life

School Life

All children are expected to wear school uniform because we believe this gives a child pride in personal appearance, cultivates confidence and a sense of belonging to a good school with high standards. Uniform consists of grey trousers/shorts or skirts/pinafores, white shirt, school tie and a royal blue sweatshirt (more details are provided on admission to the school).

Our food technology and kitchen area have been extended to enable the provision of high quality, healthy, hot school meals. Key Stage 1 pupils are entitled to a free hot meal through the Universal Infant Free School Meals Initiative and Key Stage 2 children have the option of buying a hot meal or bringing a packed lunch. We also encourage healthy eating providing KS1 pupils with fruit/vegetable snacks at break time.

All children are provided with a school water bottle to encourage the drinking of water throughout the day. We were first awarded Healthy School Status in 2007 and we were re-accredited with the Dorset Healthy Schools' Plus award in July 2013 in recognition of our constant drive to improve healthy outcomes for our young people.