What are our Christian values?


Important Information

Following our recent consultation period, the Governing Body of Folkestone St Mary’s Primary Academy would like to thank all those who have contributed to the process which has enabled us to revise our admissions criteria. The Governing body have taken in to account the feedback on the proposed changes to the Admissions policy and ensured that it enables us to ensure we fulfil our vision of ensuring that the community flourishes in Gods’ world. This can be viewed here.

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What a truly brilliant afternoon of sport we had on Friday with the children in Year R. We saw the biggest smiles on the children’s faces as they ran down the track balancing an egg on a spoon, whilst frantically looking in the crowd for their proud parents. The look of determination on the children’s faces was priceless, it isn’t always easy keeping in a straight line whilst jumping in a sack. The children also demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship and could be heard cheering loudly from the side-lines as their friends ran down the track.
In one race, Mr North tried his best to balance a quoit on his head, it wasn’t as easy as the children made it look! 
The final race of the day was for the parents. Their challenge was to run with an egg balanced on a spoon, as always it was very competitive and extremely good fun for the children to watch. 
We are so proud of all the children; performing in front of a large crowd can be daunting for anyone of any age. 
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children; we hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we all did.

What a truly brilliant afternoon of sport we had on Friday with the children in Year R. We saw the biggest smiles on the children’s faces as they ran down the track balancing an egg on a spoon, whilst frantically looking in the crowd for their proud parents. The look of determination on the children’s faces was priceless, it isn’t always easy keeping in a straight line whilst jumping in a sack. The children also demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship and could be heard cheering loudly from the side-lines as their friends ran down the track.
In one race, Mr North tried his best to balance a quoit on his head, it wasn’t as easy as the children made it look!
The final race of the day was for the parents. Their challenge was to run with an egg balanced on a spoon, as always it was very competitive and extremely good fun for the children to watch.
We are so proud of all the children; performing in front of a large crowd can be daunting for anyone of any age.
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children; we hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we all did.What a truly brilliant afternoon of sport we had on Friday with the children in Year R. We saw the biggest smiles on the children’s faces as they ran down the track balancing an egg on a spoon, whilst frantically looking in the crowd for their proud parents. The look of determination on the children’s faces was priceless, it isn’t always easy keeping in a straight line whilst jumping in a sack. The children also demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship and could be heard cheering loudly from the side-lines as their friends ran down the track.
In one race, Mr North tried his best to balance a quoit on his head, it wasn’t as easy as the children made it look!
The final race of the day was for the parents. Their challenge was to run with an egg balanced on a spoon, as always it was very competitive and extremely good fun for the children to watch.
We are so proud of all the children; performing in front of a large crowd can be daunting for anyone of any age.
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children; we hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we all did.
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9 hours ago

Year 6 - St Clements Court: 
Last week, the children in Year 6 started work on transforming a waste piece of land at St Clements Court into a usable garden area for the residents to enjoy. 
The children began by digging holes for the plants that were purchased from the money donated by the  Rotary Club of Folkestone. A pathway was then marked out ready for the bark chippings to be laid. As always, time flies when you are very busy but the children did manage to get all of the plants and shrubs planted and watered. 
Rotary Club of Folkestone

Year 6 - St Clements Court:
Last week, the children in Year 6 started work on transforming a waste piece of land at St Clements Court into a usable garden area for the residents to enjoy.
The children began by digging holes for the plants that were purchased from the money donated by the Rotary Club of Folkestone. A pathway was then marked out ready for the bark chippings to be laid. As always, time flies when you are very busy but the children did manage to get all of the plants and shrubs planted and watered.
Rotary Club of Folkestone
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13 hours ago

Just a little reminder that the Summer Fayre is this Friday.
Thank you so much for the donations we have received so far.  We are still short of toys in good condition for the Toy Stall and bottles (wine etc) for prizes in a card game. Any donations can be left with the school office. 
Thank you again for your continuing support.

Just a little reminder that the Summer Fayre is this Friday.
Thank you so much for the donations we have received so far. We are still short of toys in good condition for the Toy Stall and bottles (wine etc) for prizes in a card game. Any donations can be left with the school office.
Thank you again for your continuing support.Summer Fayre:
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14 hours ago

Parent Meeting for New Y6 Parents:
The timing for the planned New Year 6 Parents' meeting on the 4th July has changed. The meeting will now take place at 3.15 pm to allow for all Year 6 teaching staff to attend.
Thank you
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14 hours ago

England Class - Blackbull Allotments: 
Last Tuesday afternoon, England class made the short trip to the Black Bull allotments. We were warmly greeted by Tony, Sue and Barbara. We were lucky enough to try some of the fruit and vegetables that Tony, Sue and Barbara have been busy growing. We saw strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and potatoes. We learnt so much about fruit and vegetables. Barbara very kindly gave some of us some of her carrots. Which were really yummy. 
We would like to thank Tony, Sue and Barbara for their generosity and kindness.

England Class - Blackbull Allotments:
Last Tuesday afternoon, England class made the short trip to the Black Bull allotments. We were warmly greeted by Tony, Sue and Barbara. We were lucky enough to try some of the fruit and vegetables that Tony, Sue and Barbara have been busy growing. We saw strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and potatoes. We learnt so much about fruit and vegetables. Barbara very kindly gave some of us some of her carrots. Which were really yummy.
We would like to thank Tony, Sue and Barbara for their generosity and kindness.
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16 hours ago

Sewing Club:
Sewing Club with Mrs Boushall has been cancelled for the rest of Term 6. Dates and times for Term 1 will be announced in September. Mrs Boushall would like to thank everyone that came along and hope they've enjoyed it as much as she has.
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4 days ago

Sports Day - Year 5 & 6:
We can confirm that sports day for Year 5 & 6 will take place next Wednesday (26th June) at 1.45pm.
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4 days ago

Year 6 - Ramadan 
Year 6 R.E work stretches out across the world.
As part of their RE in school, our pupils learn about Islam. This term Year 6 decided to find out what it is like to be a Muslim in some of our partner schools across the world.
They discovered that Ramadan is not only a time for fasting, as Christians do during Lent, but is also a  time for giving to those who are less fortunate. A little like our Harvest Festival when children donate food for the local food bank for distribution.
Schools have been asking each other questions about Ramadan and creating cards to post. We’ve had answers to many of our questions and Year 6 were very excited to receive tangible letters by post from Malaysia, France, Portugal, Jordan and Poland.
A great way for our pupils to learn about other religions & cultures.

Year 6 - Ramadan
Year 6 R.E work stretches out across the world.
As part of their RE in school, our pupils learn about Islam. This term Year 6 decided to find out what it is like to be a Muslim in some of our partner schools across the world.
They discovered that Ramadan is not only a time for fasting, as Christians do during Lent, but is also a time for giving to those who are less fortunate. A little like our Harvest Festival when children donate food for the local food bank for distribution.
Schools have been asking each other questions about Ramadan and creating cards to post. We’ve had answers to many of our questions and Year 6 were very excited to receive tangible letters by post from Malaysia, France, Portugal, Jordan and Poland.
A great way for our pupils to learn about other religions & cultures.
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4 days ago

Important Information - Year 3 Trip to Bedgebury:
we have been notified by Year 3 staff that the coach is delayed due to traffic. They are hoping to arrive around 3.40 pm.
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4 days ago

East Cliff Creatives - Lasting Memories:
Yesterday, we welcomed artists from East Cliff Creatives to St. Mary’s. The East Cliff Creatives was founded by a handful of local artisans that work together on community projects based in Folkestone. They are currently working on a project called ‘Lasting Memories’ and are visiting local schools to get the children involved. 
Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant beach poppies on the beaches of Folkestone on 29th/30th June, as part of the Armed Forces Celebrations. The poppies will be created from around 52,000 Folkestone pebbles. The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.

The children started by painting pebbles either red or black. Once the red paint had dried, the children designed a unique pattern or symbol on each rock using brown paint. There were some very messy fingers as the children painted each rock, but they all thoroughly enjoyed it.  We are very proud to be taking part in this commemorative project.
East Cliff Creatives

East Cliff Creatives - Lasting Memories:
Yesterday, we welcomed artists from East Cliff Creatives to St. Mary’s. The East Cliff Creatives was founded by a handful of local artisans that work together on community projects based in Folkestone. They are currently working on a project called ‘Lasting Memories’ and are visiting local schools to get the children involved.
Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant beach poppies on the beaches of Folkestone on 29th/30th June, as part of the Armed Forces Celebrations. The poppies will be created from around 52,000 Folkestone pebbles. The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.

The children started by painting pebbles either red or black. Once the red paint had dried, the children designed a unique pattern or symbol on each rock using brown paint. There were some very messy fingers as the children painted each rock, but they all thoroughly enjoyed it. We are very proud to be taking part in this commemorative project.
East Cliff Creatives
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5 days ago

Year 3 & 4 Sports Day:
What an amazing afternoon of sport! The children in Year 3 & 4 demonstrated amazing sportsmanship as they cheered not only their team members on, but everyone taking part. It was fantastic to hear the children shouting out words of support and encouragement. The children in the long-distance race showed great determination as they completed two very long laps of the school. We would like to say a huge well done to everyone taking part. 
We hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did.

Year 3 & 4 Sports Day:
What an amazing afternoon of sport! The children in Year 3 & 4 demonstrated amazing sportsmanship as they cheered not only their team members on, but everyone taking part. It was fantastic to hear the children shouting out words of support and encouragement. The children in the long-distance race showed great determination as they completed two very long laps of the school. We would like to say a huge well done to everyone taking part.
We hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did.Year 3 & 4 Sports Day:
What an amazing afternoon of sport! The children in Year 3 & 4 demonstrated amazing sportsmanship as they cheered not only their team members on, but everyone taking part. It was fantastic to hear the children shouting out words of support and encouragement. The children in the long-distance race showed great determination as they completed two very long laps of the school. We would like to say a huge well done to everyone taking part.
We hope you all enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did.
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5 days ago

Summer School:
We still have spaces available for the first week of Summer School.
The second week is now completely full.
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6 days ago

Walk to School Week - Prize Winners: 
The school council would like to say a big thank you to all the children who walked to school during Walk to School Week.
Well done to all the raffle prize winners  especially James in Year 5  who won the £30 Clarkes Voucher.
Please keep up your efforts to walk to school as much as possible, even by parking a short way away from the school and walking from there helps. 
Walking to school is healthier and safer for all the children of the school as well as reducing the pollution around the school and being better for the environment.
The school council would like to ask you all to continue your efforts and walk to school as much as possible.
Thank you.

Walk to School Week - Prize Winners:
The school council would like to say a big thank you to all the children who walked to school during 'Walk to School Week'.
Well done to all the raffle prize winners especially James in Year 5 who won the £30 Clarke's Voucher.
Please keep up your efforts to walk to school as much as possible, even by parking a short way away from the school and walking from there helps.
Walking to school is healthier and safer for all the children of the school as well as reducing the pollution around the school and being better for the environment.
The school council would like to ask you all to continue your efforts and walk to school as much as possible.
Thank you.
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6 days ago

Important Information - Year 5 & 6 Sports Day:
Due to the current weather conditions (and for health and safety reasons) we have decided to cancel this afternoon's Sports Day.
We will let you know asap when the new date has been arranged.
Thank you
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6 days ago

We couldnt have asked for better weather for yesterdays sports day. 
From balancing a quoit on their head, to balancing an egg on a spoon, the children showed great determination and resilience the whole afternoon. Well done everyone.
No sports day would be complete without a parent race. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the grown-ups racing down track. 
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children at this fantastic event.

We couldn't have asked for better weather for yesterday's sports day.
From balancing a quoit on their head, to balancing an egg on a spoon, the children showed great determination and resilience the whole afternoon. Well done everyone.
No sports day would be complete without a parent race. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the grown-ups racing down track.
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children at this fantastic event.We couldn't have asked for better weather for yesterday's sports day.
From balancing a quoit on their head, to balancing an egg on a spoon, the children showed great determination and resilience the whole afternoon. Well done everyone.
No sports day would be complete without a parent race. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the grown-ups racing down track.
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the children at this fantastic event.
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7 days ago

Sports Day:
Year 3 & 4 Sports Day this afternoon at 1.45 pm.🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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7 days ago

Summer Fayre:

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7 days ago

Drama Club:
Drama Club for this afternoon is cancelled due to Year 3 & 4 Sports Day.
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7 days ago

Attendance-Non Uniform Day:
This week, we have 5 classes in non-uniform. The non-uniform days for this week have changed for Year R due to sports day.

This Thursday, we have 2 classes in non-uniform. A huge congratulations for achieving 98%+ attendance goes to:
Adventurers Class 98.4%
Explorers Class 98.8%

This Friday, we have 3 classes in non-uniform. A huge congratulations for achieving 98%+ attendance goes to:
France Class - 98.9%
England Class - 99.3%
Brazil Class - 98.1%
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7 days ago

Newsletter:

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1 week ago

Maths Day:

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1 week ago

Year 6 - Leavers Disco:
Please can we ask that permission slips and payment for the disco (£5) are returned to school by Friday 21st June. 
Thank you.

Year 6 - Leavers Disco:
Please can we ask that permission slips and payment for the disco (£5) are returned to school by Friday 21st June.
Thank you.Year 6 - Leavers' Disco:
Children in Year 6 will be bringing home a letter this week with regard to the Leavers' Disco.
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1 week ago

Just a little reminder that our week of Sports Days starts tomorrow with Year 1 & 2. If possible, please can the children bring in a coloured t-shirt that is relative to their house team, thank you. 
All Sports Days this week will commence at 1.45pm. We look forward to seeing you there. 
We will update our Facebook page if it is necessary to postpone an event due to bad weather.

Just a little reminder that our week of Sports Days starts tomorrow with Year 1 & 2. If possible, please can the children bring in a coloured t-shirt that is relative to their house team, thank you.
All Sports Days this week will commence at 1.45pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
We will update our Facebook page if it is necessary to postpone an event due to bad weather.
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1 week ago

Year 6 - Folkestone Rotary Club: 
Last term, the children in Year 6 worked with the residents of St Clements Court to design a new garden area for the residents to use. 
Megan and Caroline from Year 6 then represented the school in a version of ‘The Dragons’ Den’ run by the Folkestone Rotary Club, to raise money for the garden project. 
Today in assembly, we were delighted to welcome the President of the Folkestone Rotary Club Mr Bill Wright, along with council members, Mrs Kate McNeice and Mr David Roseveare.
Our visitors came along to present a cheque for £300 to Megan and Caroline who where representing the pupils from Year 6. 
We can’t thank the Rotary Club enough for this most generous donation; it will really help us in achieving our goal of creating a new garden area at St Clements Court. 
We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Willson for giving us the use of a rotavator and to Mrs Boushall who spent time in the holidays rotavating the land and adding a layer of top soil ready for planting.  
We still have lots to do but with Year 6’s determination and enthusiasm for this project, ‘We can do it!’
Rotary Club of Folkestone

Year 6 - Folkestone Rotary Club:
Last term, the children in Year 6 worked with the residents of St Clements Court to design a new garden area for the residents to use.
Megan and Caroline from Year 6 then represented the school in a version of ‘The Dragons’ Den’ run by the Folkestone Rotary Club, to raise money for the garden project.
Today in assembly, we were delighted to welcome the President of the Folkestone Rotary Club Mr Bill Wright, along with council members, Mrs Kate McNeice and Mr David Roseveare.
Our visitors came along to present a cheque for £300 to Megan and Caroline who where representing the pupils from Year 6.
We can’t thank the Rotary Club enough for this most generous donation; it will really help us in achieving our goal of creating a new garden area at St Clements Court.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Willson for giving us the use of a rotavator and to Mrs Boushall who spent time in the holidays rotavating the land and adding a layer of top soil ready for planting.
We still have lots to do but with Year 6’s determination and enthusiasm for this project, ‘We can do it!’
Rotary Club of Folkestone
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2 weeks ago

Sports Day 2019:

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2 weeks ago