St Mary the Virgin CE VA Primary School, Gillingham, Dorset -

"Direct my footsteps according to your word" Psalm 119:133


Every child is valued as an individual


A safe, happy and supportive environment


Welcome to
St Mary the Virgin
CE VA Primary School
and Shooting Stars Nursery

Our vision: “Direct my footsteps according to your word,” Psalm 119:133, is kept alive through the imagery of footprints throughout the school as we strive to live out our Christian values through God’s word. “Everything is possible, just believe!” Mark 9:23 & Matthew 19:26 sums up the essence of our school which is a place where we value every child as an individual and develop children academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually within a happy and nurturing environment. Together we give our children a place to grow their hopes and dreams for the future.


Tri-Golf Competition

3 May 19

We took a team of Year 3 and 4 children to the annual Gillingham Schools Tri Golf Tournament.  This year the event was held at Rushmoor Golf Course.   The children had an...


Mars Class Gillingham River Walk

30 Apr 19

On Tuesday 30th April, Mars Class walked into Gillingham to investigate the rivers as part of their topic, Flow.  We measured the flow of the water and the depth and we took...


Jupiter Class Gore Farm Trip

24 Apr 19

Jupiter class went to Gore Farm as part of our Enchanted Woodlands topic.  We explored the woodlands and went on a mini beast bug hunt.  Unfortunately the weather was terrible so even...


Easter Service

5 Apr 19

Thank you to all the families who attended our Easter Service. The children all took part in telling the Easter Story and sang beautifully. We wish everyone a Happy Easter Holiday.  ...


Year 5 Trip – We the Curious

5 Apr 19

As part of Mercury Class’ work on their space topic, Stargazers, they went on a fantastic trip to We The Curious in Bristol.   We The Curious is one of the UK’s biggest...


Football Success

3 Apr 19

The Year 5/6 football team played in the Gillingham Schools Area Tournament.  After winning their group the team went on to also win their semi final against Motcombe.  The final was a...


Class Sports Tournaments

2 Apr 19

Today was  our termly Key Stage 2 class sports tournaments.  Unfortunately the weather meant that some classes had to swap to an inside event rather than the planned sport.  Storm had a...


Pluto Class Easter Gardens

2 Apr 19

Pluto Class (Reception) have all been making Easter Gardens at home to coinside with our RE topic this term.


Netball Team Reach County Finals

27 Mar 19

After finishing runners up in the Gillingham area tournament back in November the netball team qualified for the North Dorset finals.  This was played last week where the team were once again...


Family Service Thursday 28th March

25 Mar 19

You are all invited to attend our Family Service in school at 2pm on Thursday 28th March. We will be welcoming Hardi into our extended school family. Look forward to seeing you...


Hockey Success

22 Mar 19

The Year 5 / 6 hockey team recently finished third in the Gillingham Schools Tournament.  The team won all of their group matches to top the group but then unfortunately lost the...


Sarah Bullmore, Headteacher

On behalf of myself, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to St Mary the Virgin CE VA Primary School.

Children, parents, staff and governors have enthusiastically worked to develop this exciting and rewarding community. We understand that children learn best when they are happy and secure and so we create a supportive, safe and stimulating learning environment. We believe in working in partnership with you, as your child’s first educators, to achieve the very best for your child.

I hope that this website will answer many of the questions you have. If you would like any more information please contact us and come for a visit. We look forward to you and your child being part of our school and nursery.

We are very proud of the success we have achieved and we look forward to your involvement in making this the community you want for your child.

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