Welcome to St Mary’s Community Primary School website.


Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.

St Mary’s is a one form entry school with around 180 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. We serve the community of Beetley and Gressenhall and have a number of pupils from Dereham and the surrounding villages.

Children are at the centre of everything we do and are focus is on o developing the whole child – academically, morally, socially and spiritually.  Nurture and understanding are the foundations from which we build our innovative and exciting creative curriculum.

I have been Headteacher here since 2012 and am proud to lead such a friendly and happy school where the children are polite, well-behaved and hard working and best of all the tell us that they enjoy coming to school and learning!  We have a wonderful team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff (who are also well-behaved and hardworking!).

If you are a prospective parent and would like to visit our school, then please do contact the office to make an appointment (01362 860114). I look forward to meeting you.


I hope you enjoy finding out more about our school through this website.

Jessica Balado

Head Teacher


Our Vision

To encourage lifelong learning, that challenges, engages, inspires and values every individual.


Proud to belong.


We aim to create a safe and caring learning environment where learning is fun and interactive. We value every member of our community and are continually working to further develop effective partnerships between parents, teachers and learners and the wider community.


We welcome feedback from parents and your views about the school are important to us.

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at our school you can tell us your views by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk


At St Mary’s CP School, we are committed to:

* Putting children at the heart of everything that we do

* Providing exciting and new opportunities through a broad, fun and creative curriculum, enabling every individual to achieve and enjoy learning

* Setting high expectations and giving each learner confidence that they can succeed

* An ethos of mutual respect and co-operation

* Valuing all members of our school community, children, families, staff and governors

* Embracing the wider community and encouraging respect for our diverse society

* Creating a safe and secure environment in which children feel included, listened to and valued

* Developing our skills and environment, promoting opportunities for all members of the school community

* Presenting our school to the highest standard at all times

* Celebrating the achievements of all children


With Best Wishes, Jessica Balado & the Staff & Governors at St Mary’s Community Primary School

September 2014

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