St Mary's RC Primary School Swanage

Academy School. At St Mary’s we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure. We have high expectations of all our children, and work hard to enable each to achieve their potential. We aim to develop their self-confidence and independence, recognising that every one has a part to play as a responsible member of our learning community. The curriculum is broad and balanced with emphasis upon the development of social and emotional skills which provide secure foundations for the academic, creative and physical development of all our children. The environment is stimulating and exciting, with recognition that education takes place both in the classroom and outside, through a range of learning styles.


Venue address
St Marys Catholic Primary School Northbrook Rd
BH19 1QE


Opening times
Mon: 08:50-12:00 And 13:00-15:15
Tue: 08:50-12:00 And 13:00-15:15
Wed: 08:50-12:00 And 13:00-15:15
Thu: 08:50-12:00 And 13:00-15:15
Fri: 08:50-12:00 And 13:00-15:15

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Ms Maria Gadston. *School Information. School nurse visit at regular intervals to carry out checks on specific children. She also runs 'drop in' sessions a couple of times a year. Lunch break: Midday to 1pm. Also, on the school site you will find St Marys Pre-School for children from 2 years and 9 months to 5 years. For further information please call 07817 102555 or email Additionally, there is Swanage Schools - Stay And Play Club, an after school club for 4 to 11 years which offers a pick up service from the following schools: St Mary's RC First School, Swanage Middle, Swanage Primary, Swanage St Mark's CE First. Swanage Schools - Stay And Play Holiday Club is for ages 4 to 11 years. St Mary's School offers an Early Birds club to look after children from 8am. For further information please call 01929 424909 or email
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Age Range
4 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
10/10/2018 Satisfactory/Requires Improvement View here


Wheelchair accessible
School is all on one level without any steps or stairs.
Parking availability information
On site parking when needed.
Toilet facility information
Two wheelchair accessible toilets, one of which has facilities for intimate care.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We are an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity. All staff believe having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s emotional well-being and academic progress. We have a caring, understanding team who look after all of our children. St. Mary’s Primary School has high aspirations for all children identified as having SEND in our school. We strive to ensure that all children achieve their best, that they become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training. Our SEND policy is on the school website and explains what support we can provide to children and their families.

See our school's SEND policy and information
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: St Marys Catholic Primary School  Northbrook Rd  Swanage  Dorset

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