Welcome to St Mary's Primary School 

(Part of inspiring Primaries Academy Trust) click here to go to the IPAT site https://inspiringprimaries.uk

I  hope you enjoy looking around our website and finding out about the wide range of activities and learning that the children enjoy.  If you would like a place for your child at St Mary's please do not hesitate to contact us to come and visit us.

Please find below a little about our school.

Within Bitteswell’s thriving community, our small, friendly village school has strong links to the Church, residents, families and local schools.

Based on a Christian ethos of  Learn, Love and Believe which is underpinned by our School and British values, a team of  dedicated and professional staff ensure a range of rich, challenging and exciting learning opportunities for the children in a supportive and stimulating environment.

The school still stands on and around the original school house built in 1888. Changes to the building, over the years, now provide teaching areas to meet modern demands, encompassing four classrooms, a large group room, a nurture room, a library, modern computing facilities, kitchen, music room, hall and outdoor classroom.

The school is set within the peaceful and attractive school grounds with a Wildlife Garden, Raised Beds, Outdoor Percussion instruments, large scale Wall Maps and Patio Area with seating. The open space and resources allow the children to explore and develop their imagination and creativity both at playtimes and during lesson time.

The Governors and Friends of Bitteswell School work diligently in partnership with the school to support the development and needs of all the children, further proving the strong community commitment.

Our Before and After School Club is very popular and provides a range of fun activities for the children to enjoy which suit all children.  Please see our BASC tab for more information.

We believe that a holistic approach to children's achievement is important and we would welcome the opportunity to show you around our caring, happy and successful school, which in June 2009 and April 2013 achieved the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ status and in June 2009 and June 2014 achieved Outstanding in the SIAMS inspection.

Thank you for taking the time to look at the website; we look forward to meeting you.

Hazel Maher


The love of God shapes our school enabling us to grow together, developing our talents and characters through struggle and success to believe in ourselves and others. At the heart of our school is a love of learning and appreciation of the world so that all can safely flourish, surrounded by God’s love, now and on the journey ahead.