Welcome to St Mary's RC (VA) Primary School

We have exciting news about our new school! - updated 22 April 2014

We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant (27 June 2014) advert | job description | application form

Everyone is welcome!

We're very lucky to be in the heart of Swanage on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

Our unique location gives us access to the beach, a steam railway and a theatre, all within walking distance of the school, we're also close to the ruins of Corfe Castle. We use all of these as learning resources for the children.

St Mary's is also very lucky to have links with many local artists who have helped us to achieve the Gold Arts Mark.

We have also recently achieved Rights Respecting School status and a Sing Up Gold award both of which have been achieved through hard work from both children and staff.

Whether you're a parent, pupil, teacher or prospective parent, you should be able to find what you need amongst these pages and perhaps something you didn't expect.

Enjoy your visit and let us know if there's anything you'd like to see on the site.

We're delighted that the building of our new school is finally under way and look forward to watching its progress over the coming months.  Meanwhile Years 5 and 6 will be based at Swanage Youth Hostel in Cluny Crescent. Our thanks to the staff there and to our parents, staff and governors for being so supportive and accommodating during this transitional stage.

Please note:  From September 2014 our pupil admissions number is increasing from 24 to 30.  If you have an enquiry about admissions please contact the school office and ask for the School Secretary.  (01929 424909)




Carey Camp/School Trips/Sports Day/Letter to the Trenches
/St Mary’s Got Talent/Celebration Day


 On Thursday 3rd April, year 5 of St. Mary’s RC Primary School, Swanage presented speeches for the CAFOD project, “Speak up for CAFOD” to local dignitaries of the town council as well as local representatives of Fair Trade and Christian Aid. See main article for photo.

Sport Relief at St Mary's


Pupils (and some staff) turned out in their best
pyjamas to enjoy some bedtime reading.
See more photos!


Sixth formers from The Purbeck School
delivered workshops about the Human Body.