Get involved


Get Involved

Small things make a big difference!

Being rooted in the community enables you to identify the issues that matter most. Children matter.

You can make a big difference to the children and your community

You are best placed to engage with and support your local school and make a positive difference by donating some of your time to help them.

Do you want to get involved in school life? Here are some of the ways that you can help:

  • Join a friendly and sociable group who run the PTA (St Mary’s Parents and Teacher Association). They help raise funds for the school by organising events. This can range from planning an event, running a stall or clearing up after an event.
  • Become a School Governor. School governors make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. You do not need to be a parent or have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. Schools benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing board including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing etc.
  • Helping on school trips. The children sometimes have the opportunity to visit the theatre, a farm, a planetarium – anything that will inspire and educate! To ensure the safety of the children, helpers are needed alongside the teachers to escort the children.
  • To comply with our safeguarding regulations if you would like to be involved in school life you may be required to have a valid DBS check obtained through the school or be registered on the Update Service. For further information please contact the school office.


  • Mortimer St Mary’s is a well-run school that is true to its ethos. There is a genuine feeling of community and joy around the school that creates a fun, friendly place for the children to develop into well rounded, happy and capable young people. Our unique learning journey has been enhanced at both ends of the spectrum with Senco support to accommodate weakness and tailored academic challenges to enhance learning strengths.

  • St Mary’s school has fantastic, dedicated teaching staff. They have worked with us extensively to support the well-being and progress of our child with SEN

  • Mortimer St Mary’s is an inclusive, happy and productive environment that brings out the best in its pupils. The teachers take the time to get to know, understand and support the children.  Along with the many opportunities on offer, from music to theatre productions to sporting activities, the school creates a rich and safe learning environment for all of its children. 

  • Mortimer St. Mary’s Junior School provides a nurturing environment, welcoming pupils from Year 3 onwards and developing them academically, emotionally and socially so that they are ready to progress to the next stage of their education after Year 6. The school tailors its approach as far as possible to the individual student so that pupils’ different needs are recognised and accommodated. There is a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to be involved with from language, music and sport to magic and science clubs. Teachers and the senior leadership team are approachable and always willing to engage with parents and carers to ensure that each child reaches his or her potential.