St Mary the Virgin CE 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 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.


Tag Rugby Festival

23 Oct 19

We took a team of Year 5 and 6 children to the annual Gillingham Schools Tag Rugby Festival.  The team showed some excellent skills and team work throughout the tournament.  They finished...


Girls’ Football Festival

22 Oct 19

A team of girls from years 5 and 6 took part in the North Dorset Girls' Football Festival today.  Then had a great time and showed a real improvement in skills over...


Sports Ambassadors

16 Oct 19

Today a selected group of children from Years 5 and 6 undertook training to become sports ambassadors.  These children will join the 2 others who were trained last year to become school...


Mercury Class – Fundraising for Hardi

4 Oct 19

September was the month for Mercury Class to raise money for our sponsor child Hardi. They decided to hold a 'bad taste' dress up day. The children and adults had great fun...


Welcome Back to the Autumn Term – Upcoming Dates

20 Sep 19

Welcome back to the new term, we hope you all had a wonderful summer. As always we have a busy year planned, please see below a list of forthcoming dates for your...


Christian Value – Creation

20 Sep 19

Our Christian Value for this half term is Creation. We will be exploring this during our Collective Worship sessions. Please see the attachment to support with some fun ideas for you and...


Pets at Home Trip

6 Sep 19

As part of our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic Year 1 went on a trip to Pets at Home.  We learnt about caring for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and fish.  Thank you...


Congratulations to our Year 6 pupils

15 Jul 19

We would like to congratulate Year 6 pupils on their fantastic SATS achievements.             We wish them well as they go onto secondary school.  


Sports Day 2019

11 Jul 19

Once again sports day was a great success.  In the morning the younger children took part in a team rotation event and then had individual running races.  In the afternoon it was...


Year 3 Cranborne Trip

11 Jul 19

Year 3 went on a great trip to Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre on Monday 8th July 2019, as part of their Tribal Tales topic on the Stone Age to Iron Age. It...


Reception (Pluto) trip to Farmer Palmers

10 Jul 19

Pluto class had the most wonderful day at Farmer Palmers Farm.  We fed lambs, stroked pigs and cows, went on a woodland walk, played on the tractors, bounced on the bouncy castles,...


Sarah Bullmore, 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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