Year 6 Residential



In Year 6 children have the opportunity to go on a residential. We do this at the start of Year 6 to unite the year group as a team and allow relationships with Year 6 staff to build quickly at the start of an important year for the children. This enriching opportunity also builds independence skills and confidence in our pupils.

In 2020, Year 6 will be going to Kingswood Residential Centre in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. The centre itself has stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and direct beach access. Located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, it provides the perfect destination for environmental and history studies along the dramatic Jurassic Coast. As well as this, the adventure activity facilities are excellent. These include: a high-adrenaline ropes park, two abseiling towers, zip wire, 3G swing, archery, buggy driving, bushcraft, orienteering, fencing, indoor swimming pool and an array of sea-based pursuits, from raft building to body boarding and kayaking to name a few! The opportunities are endless!

Both pupils and staff love our residential week away and it is most definitely the highlight of the year for all of us! We conquer fears and have fun making unforgettable memories together!


  • 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.