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Bridport St Mary's

C of E Primary School

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!


Welcome to St. Mary’s CE Primary School

Part of the Minerva Learning Trust



Dear Parents and Carers,


We start the year with our new vision to 'build a caring community where all can learn and shine!'  You can read more about what this means in our vision section of the website.  We are very blessed at our school to have a highly experienced and dedicated team of staff who care deeply about nurturing and encouraging your children to achieve their very best.  Together with our governors, we aim to work in partnership with you, to ensure all the children in our care achieve their full potential.


I have been a teacher for twenty years, working across a range of year groups and have been both Deputy Head and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). In 2012 I completed a Master’s Degree in Early Mathematical Intervention. This fuelled my passion for pursuing the very best teaching and learning approaches that help our children develop a love of learning and a belief that they can achieve the very best. At St Mary’s we encourage children to challenge themselves in their learning and ensure that children know that mistakes are a crucial part in developing and refining their thinking.


I have lived in Bridport for the last 18 years and am married with a step daughter and a teenage son.  I am a keen baker and enjoy walking my cockapoo dog Barney, who has made the occasional visit into school to meet the children! As a parent myself, I know that bringing up children, especially in today’s world, is not an easy task. Together with my team we will aim to understand and support you in every way that we can to navigate the sometimes tricky path, of being a parent of a primary school aged child.


Children are individuals with many different talents and abilities. We provide them with a broad curriculum with many varied and exciting opportunities to learn in different ways and to achieve their best. We want children to be proud of, and enthusiastic about, being part of our school.


I am always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas and I look forward to continuing to work in close partnership with you.


Kind regards,


Kate Batorska