Our School Community
St Mary’s is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Day School (‘voluntary’ because they were originally established from voluntary funds provided by the Catholic community and ‘aided’ because they receive financial support from local and central government) jointly administered by the Governing Body and North Yorkshire County Council. The Governors are the nominees of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds.
The School does not see itself as a closed community. Every effort is made to encourage children to see themselves as belonging to a number of wider communities of which the primary community is the Diocese of Leeds together with the feeder parishes from which the Schools draw their pupils. The Parish priest visits the school regularly and the school participates formally from time to time in the life of the parish.
Mrs. Robertson is the Headteacher of the school and is supported by her Leadership Team.
Our school caters for children from 4 to 11 years. The school has seven single aged classes.