St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School


Central Avenue
Newton Aycliffe
Co. Durham

01325 300339

Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.
As witnesses to Jesus and enriched by the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a respectful, caring and embracing family. We celebrate and share our Catholic faith together, recognising the uniqueness and potential of all. The values and learning that are nurtured in our school enable achievement in education and beyond.

School Development Plan


A Brief Overview of the School Improvement Plan

The school’s priorities for the coming academic year are as follows:

Outcomes for children and learners

  • Introduce a 'Bounce back' Curriculum to address the needs of the school population returning to school in September following a 6-month national lockdown

Quality of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • To develop and implement when needed a Remote / Blended Curriculum
  • Ascertain where the need is falling the return to school of all children in September 2020

Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare

  • To extend the employment of our Parent Support Worker to continue our work with families
  • To host two student social workers
  • extend the remit of the school counselor
  • Qualify as a Flagship school for the national Inclusion Quality Mark


Leadership and Management

  • Further, develop our school as a STEAM School
  • To provide Family Learning opportunities in school e.g. for example maths, reading, and e-safety
  • To develop the impact of the Governing Body.