Collaton St Mary Church of England Primary School (Ofsted Good)

Collaton St Mary Primary School is on the western edge of Paignton, just 10 minutes’ drive from St.John’s. We are an Outstanding Church School (SIAMS Sept 2016) which focuses on looking at the needs of the individual and unique child which is reflected in our current outcomes.

The school achieved the highest results in Torbay in 2017.  In the Autumn term, we joined The Academy for Character and Excellence benefiting from this greatly as we had already formed strong links with the other schools.

Collaton St Mary Primary School is a values-led school which celebrates Aiming High, Showing Friendship, Being Determined and Inspiring Others. Our children are encouraged to develop a love of learning through the provision of a broad and exciting curriculum which engages the children from a very early age - with a golden thread of the children taking responsibility running through all the work that we do.

We are also extremely proud of our community links and our food initiatives which support the children to make healthier life choices, as well as giving them the experience and understanding of the process of farming and hospitality. We encourage character building through supporting our local community in a variety of projects including community lunches, gardening projects, civic awards, enterprise activities and Silver Readers. These links and initiatives are woven into our creative curriculum through our themed topics and outcomes which involve the whole community. We are constantly striving to develop and offer our children exciting new opportunities which includes the growth of our forest school and the addition of an outdoor cooking area (with a pizza oven) along with a local history/art link with a recently renovated mansion.

Collaton St Mary C of E Primary School Website