We think St. Mary's is an extraordinary school. Occupying both an old Victorian building and a modern block of classrooms in the centre of Banbury you will find friendly people working in an exciting and stimulating environment.

St. Mary's is a Church of England Controlled Primary School. This means that the local education authority has control of the school but we have close links with the Church of England and particularly with St. Mary's Church in Horsefair. We have around 230 pupils aged from 3 to 11 who are taught in mixed ability classes under the care and guidance of their own class teacher with a variety of support staff. We also work closely with the local community and draw our pupils from a richly diverse catchment area.

The choice of school for your child is a vital one so we are always pleased and proud to welcome prospective parents, answer your questions and show you round. We hope that our website gives you an insight into our school, however, the best way to find out about us is to talk to the headteacher, the staff, the pupils and parents and then take a look at the quality of learning that takes place.

We look forward to meeting you.

Click here to view our latest Ofsted report.

Click here to view DfE Performance table for our school.



Formerly the Banbury Bluecoat School founded in 1705

We are proud of our long history and association with the Bluecoat Foundation whose trustees still meet regularly at the school to administer the charity's funds and from time to time make grants for educational purposes.  These are pictures of the children in their Bluecoat uniform.

Lets Play Project

We also work closely with the Let's Play Project who are located on the St. Mary's site.  The Let's Play Project specialise in the provision of play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people with additional needs.

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