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About Us

St Mary’s is a vibrant learning hub, sitting just below the iconic Dover Castle, in the heart of Dover. We have been linked with St Mary’s Church since the school opened in 1789. Pupils regularly visit the church and our very strongly held, school ethos reflects this link and the Christian nature of the school.

The school is now contained in a single very well maintained building and is split over two floors. There are wide variety of learning areas with traditional classrooms as well as smaller work spaces and study areas. Our school has an unusual multi-tiered site which is being developed creatively to provide outdoor learning opportunities. There are upper and lower playgrounds for infants and juniors with adventure play areas on both. The school also benefits from a separate playing field just a 2 minute walk from school on Maison Dieu Road.

Staff and governors are proud of our inclusive and multi-cultural school.

We have good teachers and support staff who all work positively together towards our motto “Learning for life with God as our guide."    Our strong senior leadership team and governors  all will work collaboratively with the Executive Headteacher to achieve the very best outcomes for the children.