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

Covid-19 Information


Welcome back to a new school term


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


A safe, happy and supportive environment


Every child is valued as an individual


Welcome to
St Mary the Virgin
CE Primary School

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.


Advent Starts Here

1 Dec 20

To celebrate Advent Starts here all the children (and adults) wore something Christmassy to school on Tuesday 1st December. On this day, the children thought about the true meaning of Advent and...


Curriculum Displays

1 Dec 20

To share the fantastic work that the children have been doing in class, view the pictures below to see some of the amazing displays of their work .


St Mary the Virgin Remote Learning Plan

19 Nov 20

Remote Learning Letter Remote Education Policy



11 Nov 20

To mark Remembrance Day this year, every class held  a two minutes silence and watched a video created by Rev. Peter Greenwood and Rev. Eve Pegler. Please click here to view the...


Christian Value – Courage

4 Nov 20

This half-term the Christian Value that we are focusing on is Courage Please enjoy sharing these activities with your children. If you would like a copy of the activity sheet, please request...


Nursery Welly Walk

16 Oct 20

Nursery went on a welly walk looking for signs of Autumn.  They had so much fun running down the mound!


Welcome from the Clergy

5 Oct 20

It's lovely to be able to welcome you and your families as you join the big St Mary's School family. We hope that you will find this school a kind and fun...


Shooting Stars Nursery

25 Sep 20

Please see our Shooting Stars Nursery poster with information about our wonderful Nursery setting. Spaces are rapidly filling up for the remainder of this year.  If you would like more information about...


Welcome Back to a New Term

8 Sep 20

Dear Families, I trust that you have all been able to enjoy the summer holiday period and have managed to enjoy some of the amazing weather we have had and equally did...


End of Year Video Message from Mrs Bullmore

16 Jul 20

As we come to the end of the school year, I would like to invite you to watch the short film clip. (please click on the heading above) The film encapsulates a...


Year 6 Leavers

16 Jul 20

This week we said a socially distanced farewell to our Year 6 Leavers. The children spoke about their hopes and dreams for the future, opened their foxy memory boxes from the beginning...


Sarah Willoughby, Headteacher

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