HEADTEACHER: Mr M Piper 01642 581716


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At St. Mary’s CE Primary School we want children to enjoy reading, develop a love of books and develop the skills needed to read fluently, with both understanding and confidence. 

We believe that reading is an important life skill and we are dedicated to helping pupils become lifelong readers.


We follow the Bug Club Phonics DfE approved phonics programme to ensure consistency across the school. Bug Club Phonics uses the systematic synthetic phonics approach and is shown to give the best foundation in reading for all children regardless of social and economic background.

Children are assessed throughout the year to ensure they are making progress and are on the correct phase. Teachers use these assessments to identify gaps and misconceptions and provide timely intervention to ensure they keep up.

Children are encouraged to read at home using the Bug Club Phonics books and the online interactive games. Books are given to match their phonological understanding for them to apply their learning with the aim of becoming successful, confident and fluent readers. 

To login to Bug Club, please click on the Phonics Bug.

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Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.