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New Starters



We want to wish a very warm welcome to St Mary's Catholic Academy to all of our new families. This page is just for you and we hope you will find it really useful! 


If you would like to find out more details about the starting school procedures, staff, environment, curriculum and much, much more please look at the power point presentation which is below.  Also here is a link to the new EYFS curriculum: 


Class pages for the current Nursery and Reception classes (follow the pupils menu) will give you a taste of what is on offer through our exciting and enriching curriculum. We have a school facebook page and an EYFS facebook page, which is regularly updated with photos and information. 


We also use 'Evidence Me' to share photos observations of your child, that have taken place throughout the school day. You will be given a login in September so you can see your child's progress and also upload photos of any special events that happen at home. 



Nursery Class Teacher

Mrs E. Nicholls

Nursery Support Staff

Miss D. Moore

Reception Class Teacher/Early Years Lead/SENDCo

Mrs. R. Reid

Reception Support Staff

Mrs. M. Whittaker

New Reception Story

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Welcome to all the new Reception children. Please get comfy and curl up with your favorite teddy while you watch Mrs Reid read you a story.

Nursery Story

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Welcome Nursery children! Have a listen to Mrs Nicholls' favourite story. What is your favourite story?

School Readiness




Here are some useful websites to access during the holidays to help prepare your child for school.