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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Jan 2015 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016


STARS is a school partnership which is designed to provide opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of good practice which will result in the improvement of standards within a group of local schools. A raising achievement board has been set up within the collaboration to drive a continuous and consistent trust-wide focus to drive continuous school improvement.

What does STARS mean?

S - Strategic Planning We aim to combine forces to plan ahead to enhance our strengths and tackle our weaknesses.
T - Team As a partnership we will work together and support and trust each other.
A - Aspirational We will not settle for good but will aspire for the best for all our pupils.
R - Raising Standards We will work together to improve the standards of pupils outcomes as well as the teaching.
S - Sharing Good Practice Where this is capacity and strength we will share and support others in an atmosphere of trust and mutual benefit.








STARS is a group of 6 local schools Byfleet Primary School, Kingfield Primary School, Maybury Primary School,  St Mary’s CofE Primary School, West Byfleet Infant School and Westfield Primary School. The group will work alongside a Babcock Overview partner and other associate headteachers.

We work collaboratively on many policies and practices to provide high quality school improvement utilising the expertise’s within our schools which include:

  • Headteachers, Deputy Headteacher,  Teachers, School Business Managers, Sencos and Home School link work network meetings.
  • School Development Plans priorities sharing.
  • Monitoring and Peer Review and SEF (School Evaluation Form) reviews.
  • Middle leadership development.
  • Shared performance management policies linked to Performance Related Pay.
  • Working parties for Curriculum and Assessment development including standardisation of assessment eg Reception baseline.
  • Data analysis through the raising achievement board.
  • Sharing good practice- we will have a good practice register which highlights excellence in particular areas including EAL, Maths, Literacy, EYFS.
  • NQT training.
  • INSET training and sharing statutory training days.
  • Moderation from Nursery to Year 6.
  • Curriculum leader network meetings.
  • Shared PE provision including utilising skilled PE teachers.
  • Recruitment and Employment.

The STARS Partners

St Mary's  West Byfleet Infant