Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School
Join St. Mary of the Angels
We currently have places available in our Nursery and Reception classes. Further information on how to apply can be found here.
To enquire about these or spaces in any of our other classes, please contact the school office on 0207 792 1883) or email ).
Tours of the school take place every week on Thursdays at 9.30am and must be booked in advance. The next tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 2nd November 2023
Thursday 16th November 2023
Thursday 30th November 2023
Thursday 11th January 2024
To reserve a place, please contact our Ms Chadwick using the details above.
We look forward to meeting you!
Advent and Christmas Dates 2023
Preparing our hearts and minds to celebrate the Good News of Jesus’ birth is such an important part of our school and liturgical year. We very much look forward to bringing our school together during the season of Advent as follows:
|Wednesday 29th November||Advent Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral (Year 6/ Pupil Chaplaincy Team)|
|Wednesday 6th December||Key Stage 2 Carol Service 2:00pm @ St Mary of the Angles Church|
|Thursday 7th December||Christmas Jumper Day|
|Friday 8th December||
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass 11am (whole school Mass)
Christmas Movie Night
|Tuesday 12th December||Foundation Stage Nativity 9:30am (parents/carers)|
|Wednesday 13th December||Christmas Lunch for Children (own clothes day)|
|Tuesday 19th December||Key Stage 1 Christmas Nativity 2:30pm (parents/carers)|
|Wednesday 20th December||Special Visitor to the School|
|Thursday 21st December||End of term 2/ School closed at 1:30pm for Christmas Holidays|
|Monday 8th January||School Closed-Inset day|
|Tuesday 9th January||School opens: Start of Term 3|
Carols of Comfort and Joy at Westminster Cathedral: Saturday 25th November 2023
Our Chamber Choir were delighted to accept the invitation to sing at the Carols of Comfort and Joy at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 25th November. The concert brought together all the primary schools involved in the Westminster Schools Singing Programme this year and it was lovely that so many family members were able to come along to the Cathedral to enjoy the performance. Our chour will be singing three of their carols at our fothcoming Key Stage 2 Carol Service on Wednesday 6th December. Thank you to Miss Murphy, our choir leader, and all the choir members who sang on the day.
Advent Carol Service Westminster Cathedral: Wednesday 29th November 2023
Our Year 6 joined over a thousand children from schools across our diocese at the annual Advent Carol Service at Westminsterr Cathderal on Wednesday 29th December. It is a long standing tradition in our school that Year 6 attend this event in their final year at St. Mary of the Angels. Another tradition is the presence of a real life donkey who was joined this year by a goat!
KS2 Concert: Wednesday 28th November
Last Wednesday, our violin and cello students performed a concert for KS2. All students played their pieces beautifully, showcasing the skills they have been taught this year. We were also lucky to have our violin and cello teachers, as well as our music teacher Ms Diamond, perform some christmas songs for us to sing along to. There will be further opportunities for instrumental students to showcase their talents later in the year, which parents will be invited to.
Anti-Bullying Week: 13th - 17th November
Last week we celebrated Anti-Bullying Week at St. Mary of the Angels. The theme this year was ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. Our school’s ‘STOP’ acronym continues to support pupils, staff and parents/carers in identifying and preventing/stopping bullying.
We started the week off by inviting everyone from Nursery to Year 6 to wear odd socks to celebrate our uniqueness and to remind us to love and respect everyone for their differences.
Thank you to Ms Jacobs from QPR who delivered a wonderful assembly and worked with our Year 5 and Year 6 classes in order to shine a spotlight on bullying and to encourage children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
Remember to ask your child about what they have learnt this year during our Anti-Bullying Awareness Week!
Swallows Prayer of Remembrance and Hope
At this peaceful time of remembrance, we think if those who gave their lives to serve their countries in two world wars.
We also remember those who have lost their lives in other war-torn areas across the world.
We pray for those who have been injured through war and have to adapt to new and sometimes difficult ways of life.
Support and comfort them through this Journey.
We remember the families and friends of those affected by war, both past and present.
Send them hope so that they can remain strong.
But most of all we pray for hope.
We hope that one day we can live in a world of peace where everyone respects one another and loves one another.
Please God, let it be.
Judaism Assembly: Tuesday 7th November
This week Mrs Waine led us in a special whole school assembly all about Judaism. Mrs Waine reflected and taught the children all about her Jewish faith and family. Mrs Waine discussed our school values and throughout the assembly, community cohesion and unity was emphasised.
We thank Mrs Waine for leading such an immersive assembly whereby the children were able see authentic Jewish artefacts and learn all about The Torah, Shabbat, Festivals and the Synagogue.
Remember to ask your child all about what they have learnt this week in our special assembly and in class.
Reminder: Winter Coats Campaign
You have until Monday 20th November to drop off your donations of coats, fleeces and jackets to the front office.
What winter clothing items are needed?
- Coats of all styles
All coats and winter jackets in good condition are welcome for children or adults.
The Mini Vinnie Team
|Calling London Poster - St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School||[pdf 1MB]|
Feast of All Saints: Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 1st November was the Feast of All Saints and we were delighted that children and staff in Years 1 to 6 were able to attend a Mass celebrated by Mgr. Keith Barltrop in our parish church.
We now look forward joining parishioners to celebrate Mass for The Solemnity Immaculate Conception on Friday 8th December at St. Mary of the Angels Church @11am. Parents and carers are most welcome to join us.
Black History Month Assembly: Saluting Our Sisters
Thank you to Ms Hampshire and Ms Jacobs from QPR who delivered a wonderful assembly and worked with all year groups from Year 1-6 on Tuesday 31st October in oder to shine a spotlight on the remarkable contributions of Black women throughout history.
The workshops celebrated the life and achievements of a Black woman who have made thier mark on our world in their own special way.
Please click the presentation below to view the assembly and to see the remarable women the children learnt about in our BHM assembly.
|BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023 (1)||[pdf 1MB]|
Key Stage 1 Habitat Exhibition: 19th October 2023
Thank you to all who came along to our Key Stage 1 Habitat Exhibition on Thursday 19th October. It was wonderful to welcome so many parents/carers and staff into the hall to look and appreciate all the hard work of our Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. The models and art work were amazing and the children were rightly proud to share what they had created. It was also a pleasure to hear how much parents had enjoyed spending time with their child planning, resourcing and creating the habitats which ranged from deep under the sea to the tree tops in jungles.
A wonderful reminder too if the glory and wonder of God’s creation.
Caritas Ambassadors Assembly: 17th October 2023
On Tuesday 17th October, we welcomed three special visitors to our school, Sister Silvana Dallanegra, Fr. Keith and Nigel the Penguin. Sister Silvana delivered a wonderful assembly, teaching and informing the pupils of about our Caritas Ambassadors program and our call to serve.
Our wonderful Mini Vinnies and Pupil Chaplaincy Team will work together this year to undertake the task of imagining, planning and developing ways of making their dreams for our future world a reality.
We will continue to work closely with Sister Silvana and Fr. Keith to develop a social action project for our school and local area.
Keep an eye out on the Caritas page (found in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website) for updates about their work!
Black History Month 2023: Saluting Our Sisters
Black History Month is celebrated every October and is a special time dedicated to celebrating the incredible contributions of Black individuals. The theme for this year is 'Saluting Our Sisters' so we will be shining a spotlight on the remarkable contributions of Black women throughout history. We have displayed some posters around the school which celebrate the life and achievements of a Black woman who has made her mark on our world in her own special way. This year our focus at St. Mary fo the Angels will be on brilliant and pioneering Black women who have shaped maths and science. More news to follow!
Mini Vinnies 2023-2024: Turning Concern into Action
Thank you to all the pupils who took part in our wear yellow campaign at school, in order to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day which was celebrated at school on Tuesday 10th October. All funds raised will go towards supporting the Young Minds charity.
Families and pupils were asked to bring in £1 to go towards this fantastic cause and we are pleased to say that we raised £160.25.
We thank you so much for your fantastic fundraising efforts.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On Thursday 28th September, our school community came together to host our first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning. Staff, parents/carers and our Chaplaincy Team joined together to raise an amazing £220 for Macmillan Cancer Support. As always, thank you for your generosity and support; your donation of cakes made sure that the time spent together over a cup of tea/coffee was enjoyed by all.
We look forward to holding the event again next year.
Thank you and farewell Year 6!
We have had a number of events to celebrate and give thanks for all our Year 6 pupils have contributed to our school starting with the Leavers’ disco last on Friday 14th July which was enjoyed by all. This was followed by a dress rehearsal of their end of year production of ‘Aladdin Trouble’ for pupils and staff on Monday 17th, with the performance proper for parents and family members on the evening of Tuesday 18th July. Both performances were amazing, but the evening performance was an absolute triumph which ended with a well-deserved standing ovation. Congratulations to everyone involved and to Miss Hulands and Miss Fahss in particular for all their hard work which ensured that everyone had a part to play and an opportunity to shine. The narration, acting, singing, costumes, props and staging were brilliant and, while there were many stellar individual performances, it was a true ensemble piece which the children clearly enjoyed performing …. so much so that it was hard to get them off the stage at the end! Thank you to the audience too who engaged in the booing and hissing as directed and laughed in all the right places. The final formal celebration was our Leavers’ Mass in the parish church on Wednesday 19th, celebrated by Fr. Keith, which was followed by a drinks reception after school. Throughout all the events, our Year 6 pupils have shown great maturity and camaraderie which is a sign that they are ready for the next stage of their learning and faith journey although they will be greatly missed by all.
Healthy School Awards: July 2023
Miss O’Brien and Miss Cunniffe have worked extremely hard this year to secure the Healthy Early Years London Bronze Award and the Healthy Schools London Bronze Award for the school. Our school was previously awarded the Gold Award in both categroies and once Gold is achieved, the cycle starts again after two years, beginning with audits of our current provision for keeping pupils healthy. The audits included a review of our lunch and breakfast club menus to ensure pupils have access to healthy meal choices and a review of our provision for physical activity across the school which has been a strength of the school for many years. We look forward to updating you on our progress towards the silver award next year!
Earlier this term we celebrated two weeks dedicated to art and music, in partnership with the wonderful outreach team from Wigmore Hall. Musical themed events included a special performance from a talented duo called Duo Eunoia https://www.duoeunoia.com/ who created and tailored their performance for our school. Their musical story included songs our violinists had been learning, along with a song from the Year 6 production as a surprise for the children. The piano and violin duo then held a special question and answer session with pupils after their moving performance. Another musical highlight was the workshop led by Rosie from Wigmore Hall, who performed some original and more well know songs on handpipes and the Marimba.
Our whole school art theme was ‘Identity’ and pupils were encouraged to use the arts to explore their own individuality and what makes each one of us unique. Each pupil created a piece of artwork celebrating their own identity, which became part of a collabrative class art piece. These are now displayed around the school and certainly celebrate how wonderfully we have been created in the image and likeness of God.
The Big Sing! Friday 30th June 2023
Our two week focus on music and art in June 2023 culminated in ‘The Big Sing’. Preparations for this musical extravaganza started with a workshop where teachers, supported by members of the Wigmore Hall team, were tasked with writing a chorus for our new school song which we linked to the book ‘Change Sings’. This inspiring book by Andrea Gorman tells the story of a young girl who leads a cast of characters on a musical journey. They learn that they have the power to make changes - big or small - in the world, in their communities, and most importantly, in themselves. Each class were than tasked with writing their own original verse for the song entitled ‘Building Up!’. The whole school then gathered together on Friday 30th June to perform our new and unique school with everyone joining in the chorus and each class singing their individual verses. It was an incredible celebration of coming together, diversity and identity and a wonderful finale!
We are very proud to be continue to be a Music Mark School. The Music Mark is awarded by the Music Subject Association in recognition of the value that St. Mary of the Angels places on music and for ensuring pupils are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. It also recognises our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 7th February 2023
Safer Internet Day is an event organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which aims to promote safe, responsible, and positive use of internet technology. For Safer Internet Day 2023, the theme is “Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online”. It’s very important to provide young people with a safe space where they can share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences about life online.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in St. Mary of the Angels and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
A special thank you to Amelia, Esteban, Keiyana, Luca and Otsaye, our dedicated team of Digital Leaders, who delivered two special assemblies on the day (one for Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1 and one for key Stage 2).
Please click on the 'Online Safety' button below for more guidance to help you keep your child safe online including our monthly online safety newsletters.
KeyStage 1 Nativity Tuesday 13th December 2022
Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah Christ the Savior is born Christ the Savior is born