School Information

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We are a one form entry rural school with around 160 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11. The building was purpose built and St Mary’s Community Primary School was established in September 1983, replacing Beetley County Primary School (est. 1875) and Gressenhall Voluntary Aided School (est. 1847), both of which closed due to overcrowding in July 1983.

The school is set in extensive grounds and enjoys

the use of mixed woodland, a large field with play

apparatus, a floodlit hard playing area, wildflower

meadow and pond. We are very fortunate to be able

to use the neighbouring back field which is held by

the Parish Council for the sole use of the school.

This land includes a car park for parents and a playing field.


Every classroom has a door opening on to the school grounds.

In the heart of the school, there is a spacious library.

The school has a good sized hall.

Each classroom has Internet access and there is a class set of

netbooks that are used in all classes across the school.


Google map of Beetley

Beetley on wikipedia

Norse information and menus


School meals are provided by Norse and are prepared in our on-site kitchen.


We highly value our partnership with parents and we try to

make this as effective as possible. Open mornings and Consultation Evenings are held regularly and parents can

make appointments to see class teachers or the Headteacher

at other times.


There are numerous formal and informal opportunities for communicating, including participation in workshops

and discussion evenings with a particular focus. All teachers

are very willing to chat briefly after school with parents.

Reading Cafe with parents

We welcome parental involvement in the classroom, so please do ask if you would like to come in regularly to support with reading or other activities.

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