St Marie's Catholic Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding a child, please contact one of our Safeguarding Leads at the school office.
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St Marie's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Achievement, Serving God, Practice, Independence, Resilience, Enjoyment.

St Marie's Catholic Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding a child, please contact one of our Safeguarding Leads at the school office.



The PTA Committee, elected on October 6th 2022:


J Ridgway (Chair)

J Marsella (Treasurer)

C Baker (Secretary)

Christmas raffle - if you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please bring completed ticket stubs and money to school in a named envelope by Wednesday 14th December.  Extra tickets are available from the school office.  We have a top cash prize of £100!  Monies raised from this fundraising event will go towards new playground signs for both sites and other outdoor improvements.    

We will be selling Christmas treats, refreshments and raffle tickets at the Nativity performances and the Christmas Celebration next week.

The PTA Christmas Party is on Thursday 15th December - we are looking forward to a fun afternoon!  Children can wear a Christmas jumper on this day instead of their school jumper/cardigan.  


Please continue to use easyfundraising when shopping online.  During Advent, there is the chance to win a £100 gift card every day!  All you need to do is visit the Advent Calendar page and open the door.  With each entry, you also gain an entry into the Christmas Day Grand Prize draw for the chance to win a £5000 donation for our school!


​We are always very grateful for your pre-loved uniform.  If your child has outgrown their PE trainers, we would be happy to have these in our stock also.


Thank you for your continued support.


Uniform Sale


2022 - 2023 Academic Year


We are looking forward to a new school year of fundraising and planning exciting events for the children to enjoy.  Following our meeting with Mr McBride and Mrs Harris, we already have lots of plans in place for the rest of this year.  

Today, children will be bringing home information about the Christmas Artwork Project.  Once again, children have the opportunity to design their own Christmas card.  If you need any assistance with this project, please contact a member of the PTA and we will be happy to help.

Our Coffee Mornings are back!  The first will take place at 9am on Friday 4th November in Aspirextra.  Please come along to find out how you can get involved in our fundraising activities to support school projects.

Preloved uniform will be available at the Parent Consultation evenings on Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th November.

We will be organising a Bag2School collection at the end of November, more details to follow.  

Thank you for your continued support.      

WOW 2022

Fund raising 2021-2023



Some of the money raised at various PTA events during this academic year has been used to purchase parasols for the picnic benches on both sites.  During the summer months, the children are able to eat their packed lunch outside and the parasols have provided some welcome shade during this recent hot spell.





We have also purchased the Year 6 Leavers hoodies.  The children were very excited to receive them and have been proudly wearing them since.  


Uniform Sale - March 2022

Thank you for your support with our fundraising events last week.  The teddy tombola raised £111 and the pre-loved uniform sale raised £258.75.

Today, children will be bringing home an Easter basket to make and decorate ready to be filled with Easter treats!  Please return to school by Monday 4th April.

Please continue to donate any 5p coins to the 5p Challenge.  The class with the most 5p coins at the end of the summer term will win a prize.  Currently in the lead are 2SG and 6JM.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Bag2School - February 2022

Thank you for your Bag2School donations.  All of the bags that were collected weighed 560kg and raised a total of £224! 

After half term, we will be organising two pre-loved uniform sales. 

On Friday 11th March, uniform will be available on the Dunchurch site.  On Friday 18​th March, uniform will be available on the Merttens site.  Both sales will take place on the playground after school.  If you have any uniform that you would like to donate, please bring it to school the week beginning 28​th February.

Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas 2021


We will be selling refreshments at the Early Years and Key Stage One Nativity Celebration next week.  Christmas chocolates and raffle tickets will also be available.  Raffle tickets were sent home last week.  We have a top cash prize of £100 and a selection of Christmas hampers to win.

PTA Christmas Celebrations - 16th December 2021

July 20th 2021

June 2021

The PTA funds that you have helped us raise go towards a number of projects (see below).


Dunchurch Playground

Work has begun on the Dunchurch playground by replacing the old play equipment to create a Play Grass Sport Area. Children will be able to enjoy a range of activities and games during outdoor play and PE lessons throughout the year.


Wetland Project - Merttens site

Fencing has now been installed around the pond and further improvements will take place over the next few weeks.  The damaged pond liner will be removed alongside some of the old overgrowth and mud.  A new liner will be installed, which will allow the pond to hold water once again.  With some plant life replaced, plus adding some additional wildlife friendly plants, we hope to see the pond spring back into life!  The pond will establish over the coming months and will become a really wild feature of the school grounds where pupils can learn about ponds and the wildlife that calls it home well into the future.    


Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

Our Year 6 pupils will be receiving their leavers hoodies on Friday 18th June, we hope they will be proud to wear them as a memory of their time at St. Marie's.  We wish them every success in their new adventure at high school.  


Uniform sale

The second-hand uniform sale that took place on both sites last week raised £138.26!  We hope to have another sale in the Autumn term and will be happy to accept any donations in September.  



Our current total is £107.05.  There are increased donations and offers each week from a number of retailers, please continue to use easyfundraising when shopping online.  There is also still a chance to win a £500 donation for our school (ends 20th June) by entering online for FREE!


Sponsored Walk

Our annual sponsored walk will take place on the afternoon of THURSDAY 24TH JUNE.  This year's theme is a sporty one!  Children can come to school wearing their favourite sports outfit or PE kit.  Due to the on-going COVID restrictions, the walk will take place on the playground on the Dunchurch site and the school field on the Merttens site.  Please look out for the letter and sponsor form that will be sent home today.  


March 2021

We have been busy preparing Easter treats for the children to take home at the end of term. 


Thursday 1st April is non-uniform day and every donation of £1 will help support plans to improve playground equipment on both sites.


We now have 30 supporters registered with easyfundraising and have so far raised £50.61. 

Over 4000 shops and sites will donate to us at no extra cost to you.  Please remember to register and use easyfundraising when shopping online.  It's easy and completely FREE.


As we move forward into the Summer term, we shall be organising the Year 6 Leavers Hoodies and we also hope to plan events adhering to the latest guidelines. 

December 2020

As Christmas and the end of term approaches we'd like to thank everyone for their continued support during these challenging times. We hope that all the children will enjoy the planned pantomime online performance and the Christmas craft afternoon next week.


We have the Reindeer food ready for KS1 to use during their Christmas activity afternoon and refreshments ready for each class to enjoy during the pantomime (below).


We're really looking forward to being able to return to more normal activities, circumstances allowing, in 2021! In the meantime, please continue to shop via the easyfundraising site. All the donations are mounting up and every penny makes a difference!


Each day during Advent you can also enter a free easyfundraising draw on the website to be in with a chance to win a £250 donation to St. Marie's PTA. 


Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



October 2020


The PTA is still here, and busy planning for Christmas!


Although it will be more of a virtual celebration this year, we're still hoping that it will be a fun time for all the children.


 As we can't run events in person to raise money at the moment we’re now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can help us for FREE. 


Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – ideal for all your Christmas shopping, and  at no extra cost to you. All you need to do is sign up and remember to use easyfundraising whenever you shop online. It’s easy and completely FREE!


These donations really mount up, so please sign up using this link to support the PTA:

Thank you...

February 2020

The PTA had a busy end to last term, with the Bag2school collection, which raised a total of £157. Thanks for all of your donations. 

The children danced up a storm at the discos, held on both sites, and enjoyed a range of snacks and sweets, along with

glow-sticks and lights. A fantastic total of £1095 was raised. Many thanks to all our parent helpers and staff, and to DJ Graeme Lloyd.

This term look out for Easter baskets which will be sent home soon for children to decorate, ready for the Easter Bunny. 





PTA Coffee Morning - 31st January 2020

 31st January 2020 - PTA Coffee Morning. 


We had a very productive morning preparing almost 500 bags of sweets ready for the discos. Thank you to all of our helpers.

Disco & Bag2school

17th January 2020


The PTA has been busy getting ready for the discos on February 6th.

We're looking forward to seeing the children dancing to all their favourite tunes with their glowsticks!

Please send your child's form and money into school by the 31st January. 


We've also been preparing for Bag2school, so look out for the collection bags and letters. It's a great opportunity to recycle all your old or unwanted clothes and shoes, and every bag that's donated benefits the school. It would be great to beat last year's total of £216! 

Thanks for your continued support. 

Christmas Party 2019

8th January 2020


Happy New Year and thank you for all your support during the Christmas festivities. Our refreshments sales at the Nativities and Carol Concert raised £95, and the raffle total was a fantastic £320.

The children loved meeting Father Christmas in his grotto!  

This term, look out for our Bag2school collection, where you'll be able to donate unwanted clothing to raise funds for the school. Full information will be sent out soon on how to donate.


We're also planning to hold discos for the children on both sites. 

5th December 2019


The PTA coffee morning on November 15th was very successful, and Christmas preparations are well underway! Many thanks to all our helpers.


The recent second-hand uniform sales raised £129, and we hope to hold another sale in the summer term.

All donations for the sponsored walk have now been counted, with a fantastic grand total of £788. The money raised will go towards providing a fun Christmas party for all the children. Many thanks for your continued support. 


Please note that refreshments will be on sale at the upcoming Nativities and Carol Concert. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our fantastic Christmas hampers.

21st November 2019


The PTA coffee morning last Friday was very successful, and Christmas preparations are well underway!

Many thanks to all our helpers. There will be another coffee morning on Friday 6th December, in Aspirextra, from 9am, when we shall be preparing for the Christmas party, so please come along if you'd like to help.


The recent second-hand uniform sales raised £129, and we hope to hold another sale in the the summer term. 


All donations for the sponsored walk have now been counted, with a fantastic grand total of £788. The money raised will go towards providing a fun Christmas party for all the children. Many thanks for your continued support.

7th November 2019


The Dunchurch site playground now has some new PTA-funded play equipment. Please take a look at the chalkboards, clock and games boards that the children are already enjoying using (photos below).

Thank you for your continued support with our fund-raising efforts.


There's another chance to buy second-hand uniform next week at the Parents' Evenings on Tuesday and Thursday. The uniform items will be available to buy in the halls on both school sites. Prices will range from 50p to £2. 


We're holding the next PTA coffee-morning on Friday 15th November, from 9am, in Aspirextra. Please come along for a hot drink, a biscuit and a chat, and a chance to help with our Christmas preparations. 

17th October 2019


Many thanks for all the sponsorship money received so far for the sponsored walk. We'd appreciate it if all remaining money and forms could be handed in by next week.

The deadline for the Christmas card designs is next Monday 21st October. Please return your child's design and form, along with a named envelope with the correct payment.

Following last week's second-hand uniform sale, we still have many good-quality items left, so watch this space for another opportunity to pick up a bargain!


Thanks for your continued support, the PTA

May 2019


The PTA discos on Thursday 23rd May were a great success. The children enjoyed dancing to their favourite songs and the tuck shop completely sold out of sweets, glow sticks and our new finger lights! 


A big thank you to all our parent helpers, and to the staff, who helped everything go so smoothly. Special thanks go to DJ Graeme Lloyd. A fantastic total of £699.89 was raised, which will help our ongoing fundraising efforts to improve the playground and outside space on both school sites.


This summer term we're busy looking forward to our Family Friday events. We hope everyone will come along after school to the Dunchurch site on Friday 7th June, and the Merttens site on Friday 21st June. There will be tombolas, ice-lollies, and games, so look out for more information over the next few weeks.


Thanks for your support, the PTA. 



April 2019


Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we had to postpone the sponsored walk. We are hoping to re-arrange the event for later on in the year.

You will have noticed that there are two new dates in the newsletter under the title of “Family Friday”. We would like to ask for any donations of unwanted gifts, toys etc as we are beginning to prepare for these new events. If you have any donations, please bring them to the school office.
The Easter Bunny and his helpers did a great job filling up the children's Easter baskets.

Many thanks to those who volunteered their time. Also, thank you for supporting 'Go Green' Day, we raised £359 for the Eco Committee.

Next event...School Disco on Thursday 23rd May...details to follow after Easter.

March 2019


The PTA helped with the organisation of the Mother's Day Lunch. The event was extremely well attended and several pupils were able to present flowers after winning the raffle. A very successful day!



January 2019

We had an amazing 540 kilos of clothing donated to the Bag2school project which raised £216. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Our school choir performed at the Young Voices concert wearing the t-shirts that were funded by the PTA.

The PTA has been working closely with the School Council and discussing how we can raise money to help support their new ideas.

Easter baskets have already been ordered, ready for the children to decorate and leave out for the Easter Bunny!

Upcoming events

Go green day - 15th March
Sponsored walk - 4th April


January 2019 - Young Voices & Bag2School

December 2018

December was a busy month for the PTA. We had many events running during the school day and in the evenings.

The PTA committee were blown away by the number of parents and grandparents who volunteered their time and help to support us during the Christmas period. We had a team of nearly 30 helpers who wrapped presents, supported the Christmas parties, sold raffle tickets and served refreshments. You were all amazing, thank you very much!!

We planned and prepared the Christmas parties on both sites. Children enjoyed playing a selection of Christmas themed games and made either Reindeer food (Dunchurch site) or a Reindeer hot chocolate cone (Merttens Site) to take home.

After the party, all children were given a Christmas goody bag with some Christmas treats. Father Christmas visited the classrooms on party day to deliver a present for each child.

The Christmas raffle and refreshments raised £541 for the PTA funds. We prepared some great prizes and were very grateful to receive a stunning donated hamper to raffle. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners.

On Christmas dinner day, the PTA supplied some Christmas tablecloths to make the children's lunch a little more fun and festive.

November 2018
The PTA organised the annual Christmas card design scheme. Lots of families supported this activity and the children created some brilliant pieces of art work to be printed onto cards and mugs. A huge £731 worth of orders were placed. Fantastic support from our school community, thank you to everyone who took part.

The PTA also funded the Choir's Young Voices t-shirt packs ready for their performance at the Genting arena in January 2019.

Christmas Party 2018