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.


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.


Davison Cup winning start

18 Nov 19

The football team got off to a winning start in this year's Davison Cup with a very strong performance against Sherborne Primary School.  The match finished  5-1 to St Mary's.  We now...


Year 5 – 6 North Dorset Football Tournament

14 Nov 19

The Year 5 / 6 football team played in the North Dorset Schools Football Tournament held at Gillingham School.  The team played very well winning 3 games, drawing 2 and losing 1...


Mars Class – Fundraising for Hardi

12 Nov 19

Mars Class held a coin trail to raise November's sponsorship for Hardi.  The children enjoyed placing the coins and making the letters to spell out his name. Thank you to all who...


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...


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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