Our School

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.



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.’)