Our school dates back to 1837 when it was opened as a National School occupying premises adjacent to the Village green. This original thatched building still survives as a private house.
Soon after it was opened the school was united with the Oxford Diocese and has retained the character of a Church School ever since. In 1872 Mr William Benyon, a local landowner, constructed the building, which now houses the school.
Despite an extensive fire and some alterations over the years, the main building retains much of its Victorian character.
Our School Vision Statement and Aims
At Burghfield St Mary’s we create a caring Christian learning environment that inspires each individual in the school community to fulfil their unique potential and become a responsible, concerned and active member of God’s world.
(based on Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength.’)
Our school vision is underpinned by our aims, they are to:
- Provide a religious education encompassing the Christian foundation of the school and understanding, recognising and celebrating other faiths.
- Enable every child to learn to understand their responsibilities and rights within the wider community and become a responsible world citizen
- Provide an education that gives equal value to the academic, creative, physical and spiritual well-being of every person within the school community
- Enable each pupil to develop spiritual awareness and aesthetic appreciation of, and respect for the environment
- Provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment that enables every child to reach their full potential.
Everyday our children, in years 3-6, spend 15mins jogging or walking in the fresh air. Certificates are awarded for every 25miles completed.
Welcome from Mr Antony Gallagher, Headteacher