Helplines and resources to support parents and children

Dear Children and Parents,

As a school we sympathise with you during this uncertain and challenging time. The unknown and constant changes can cause anxiety to rise and mental health to decline. We have received some resources to support you all during this period. Below are links to some visual resources to help young children, or children with SEND, to prepare for the return to school, and to reflect on their lockdown experience.

There is a flier below with contact details for any children to call regarding their mental health. It is a 24 hour 7 days a week telephone advice helpline run by qualified mental health clinicians to be there for you to contact when you need. 

There is a Council helpline for any parents and carers who have any concerns or queries. You can contact the Parental helpline on 01926 412021, from 9am to 5pm, or check the Council’s website for further information. 

The parent and carer webpage can be found by clicking here 

Take care of yourselves,

St. Mary’s Team


Peace Garden Opening – CANCELLED – this will be rescheduled to a future date

We are excited to be able to invite you to the opening of our new Peace Garden. This beautiful space has been created on the site of the old nursery building with a generous donation from the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, and support from FOSM. It grew out of designs made by the children themselves and is a space where they will be able to enjoy peace and quiet, contemplation and nature. There will be opportunities for gardening and outdoor activities. 

At 2.30pm after an afternoon of gardening related activities the children and staff will join our Town Mayor, Councillor Mike Brooks, Father Arul, Sister Sharon and Sister Mary Paul, Parishoners, special guests and parents for the grand opening of the garden. 

A cake sale and afternoon tea will the take place in the school hall following the opening. We hope that lots of people will come along and support this event, it should be a lovely occasion.

In addition to the financial contributions from the Sisters and FOSM, we also want to say thank you to Terry and Jackie Grey for donating a fabulous bench, and DobbiesGarden Centre for donating some wonderful trees.