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.


Little Hearts Matter

24 Jan 20

Today we held a ‘Half a Heart Day’ at our school and nursery to raise money for the Little Hearts Matter Charity.  We hold this event regularly because we have a child...


Winter Fayre – Friday 10th January

8 Jan 20

Please come along to support us at our Winter Fayre on Friday 10th January - 3.30pm - 5pm.  FSMS (Friends of St Mary's) have lots of goodies for you to win, the...


Welcome back to the new term

8 Jan 20

It has been lovely to see all the children back after the Christmas Holidays. As always we have lots planned and have a busy term ahead. The children have all come back ready...


Community Gifts

13 Dec 19

Mrs Bullmore shared a special Christmas message in Collective Worship this week. Instead of giving individual Christmas cards this year Mrs Bullmore shared her good wishes to all the children in Collective...


Waitrose Christmas Tree

9 Dec 19

Thank you to Waitrose who once again donated the fabulous Christmas tree on display at the front office.


Cross Country Relay

9 Dec 19

We took a team of children from years 4,5 and 6 to this event held at Gillingham School.  The children had to compete in teams of 4 to run the tricky 600m...


Advent Starts Here – Big Buddies

2 Dec 19

It was advent starts here today which is a day where the whole school celebrate the beginning of advent by wearing red and green and doing Christmas craft throughout the day.  Pluto...


Gillingham Light Parade

29 Nov 19

The children  in Orbit Club (our breakfast and after school club) have been busy creating a Gingerbread House Lantern. We were allowed to take two children to carry the lantern down the...


Bedtime Book Bag

22 Nov 19

Pluto, Jupiter and Neptune classes have begun to take home a Bedtime Book Bag this week.  The bag contains a night light 'Sleepy Cat', stickers, bookmarks, special books and a book to...


Olympian Visit

21 Nov 19

Today we were very lucky to have a visit from Olympic rowing gold medalist Katherine Copeland.   Katherine lead an inspirational assembly and shared her passion for her sport but she also told...


Children in Need

19 Nov 19

On Friday the children took part in The Big Morning Move to raise money for Children in Need.  Many thanks for your kind donations, £222.60 was raised for this worthy cause.


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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