There are presently 111 (As at Autumn 2010) children on roll who are divided into four classes according to their age. Children start school in the September following their fourth birthday.
|Class 1||Reception children|
|Class 2||Year 1 and Year 2 children|
|Class 3||Year 3 and Year 4 children|
|Class 4||Year 5 and Year 6 children|
All classes of children are of mixed ability. Allocation to a class is usually made on the basis of age. In subject areas such as Mathematics, English and Science, groups of children are taught according to their needs. This may involve a second teacher or learning assistant working alongside the class teacher or alternatively working with a small group of children in another area of the school. Some children may move from class to class for specific lessons.
Each class has a teacher supported by learning assistants. In all classes teaching and planned learning activities allow children to work individually, in small groups or in a whole class activity.
Transfer to Secondary School
At age 11, the majority of children transfer to Lutterworth High School and at 14 to Lutterworth College. The school has regular links with both the High School and College.
A small percentage of children take the 11+ entrance examination for the Rugby High School for Girls and for the Lawrence Sherriff School for Boys in Rugby. Some parents request a place at Stoke Golding Catholic School and a few transfer to private education.
Education Acts give parents and carers the right to transfer their child to any other secondary school of their choice, subject to availability.
During the final term at St Mary’s School, children spend up to two days of induction in their new schools.
When children leave St Mary’s at the end of year 6 they are presented with a book from the Governors to remind them of their time at school and a card featuring the school prayer. They are also presented with a Bible, Handbook of the Bible or book of prayers by the Diocese of Leicester