To book your Fireworks Tickets please go to - Please contact the school office on 01923 776529 to arrange a Reception tour. Week beginning 18th October ** Monday, SoundBOX Drum Assembly, Y3 Healthy Heroes ** Tuesday, Reception Tour 9.30am, 1.45pm Anniversary Service, 2.30pm Reception Praying In ** Wednesday, School Photos, Y4 Trip to St Albans, Y6 Height & Weight check ** Thursday, 9.30am Reception Tour, Learning Showcase Y1-6 2.30pm - 3.00pm, Reception 2.45pm - 3.00pm** Friday, Nasal Flu Immunisation, Y6 - Selected pupils Hockey Skills Festival
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St Mary's Church of England Primary School Aspire, Nurture, Flourish Developing Life in all its Fullness


A welcome from the Chair of Governors

I would like to echo Mrs Edwards' welcome to you all and I thank you for your interest in our school.


St Mary’s school has a long tradition in Rickmansworth, dating back to 1711.


We are proud of our pupils’ achievements in all areas of their school life, whether those achievements are academic, creative or sporting.


In 2019, our school was inspected by Ofsted who graded the school 'a good school'.  Inspectors reported that: 


The school has a caring inclusive ethos, where pupils are looked after well. Parents and carers, pupils and staff are overwhelmingly supportive of the work of the school.  


An exciting, aspirational curriculum develops pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. They are well prepared for the next stage in their education and for life in modern Britain.


In 2018, we were inspected by SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools).  We were deemed 'a good school'.


Our pupils enjoy coming to school. They also enjoy their lessons and their extra-curricular activities.  In line with the school’s Christian ethos, we take a pride in educating our pupils and developing a strong sense of morality in them, whatever their faith or none. 


Mr David Carruthers– Chair of Governors

GovernorArea of ResponsibilityTerm of Office Start DateTerm of Office End DateAppointmentPecuniary Interests
David CarruthersChair 01-May-2030-Apr-24Foundation/DBE GovernorNone
 Assessment Working Group    
 Finance Working Group    
 Governor Development Coordinator    
 Marketing Working Group    
Fran WillettCo - Vice Chair07-Mar-2006-Mar-24Foundation/DBE GovernorNone
 Assessment Working Group    
 Church Link    
 Equalities & Diversity Link Governor    
 Mental Health & Wellbeing Link    
Hilary StevensonCo - Vice Chair20-Mar-1819-Mar-22Foundation/PCC GovernorNone
 Finance Working Group    
Emma EdwardsHead Teacher01-Sep-17 Appointed by the FGBNone other than salary received
Katie BennettClass Teacher 16-Sep-2115-Sep-25Staff GovernorNone other than salary received
    Elected by Staff
David GilbertFinance Working Group05-Oct-2004-Oct-24Foundation/PCC GovernorNone
 School Website Link Governor    
Philip Moore 15-Jul-21Jul-25Parent GovernorNone
    Elected by Parents 
Hannah PaxtonClass Teacher16-Sep-21Sep-25Associate MemberNone other than salary received
Debbie SharpSchool Business Manager03-Oct-1725-Sep-21Associate MemberNone other than salary received
 Finance Working Group   
 Marketing Working Group   
 Safeguarding Working Group   
Deborah Snowball 08-Oct-07 Ex OfficioNone
Gavin TuffeyHealth & Safety09-Jul-1908-Jul-23Associate MemberNone
 Marketing Working Group    
 Sports Premium Link Governor    
Caroline WhiteheadAssessment Working Group05-Nov-1904-Nov-23Parent GovernorNone
 SEND & CLA Link Governor  Elected by Parents 

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