Welcome to Mrs Mary King's Church of England Primary School
Well done to both school football teams. The Walcott Martin match ended 5/2 to Martin.
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· Friday 23rd March Easter Holy Communion in Church 9.00am All Welcome
· Wednesday 28th March Term 4 Ends
The named safeguarding leads for Mrs Mary King's School are: Mr Sewell and Mrs Reid. If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding children make these staff members aware.
Safeguarding and Esafety governor: Michelle Manning
Local Authority Designated Officers for safeguarding concerns:
Anne Faulkener 01522 554668
Ursula Morton 01522 554674
Diocese of Lincoln Vision for Schools:
Two Schools,One Family
Learning, Inspiring, Achieving
Mrs. Mary King's School was founded in 1753 when the lady of that name gave land and set up a charitable trust to provide a school to teach the children of the parish "reading, writing and the common prayer." Our children still learn reading and writing every day, prayer remains important part of collective worship.
Nowadays, the school serves children from a wider area including the villages of Timberland, Martin Dales and Thorpe Tilney. We also have a number of children who come from villages outside our catchment area such as Billinghay, Woodhall Spa and Walcott. Those who live in our catchment but more than two miles away are entitled to free transport to and from school. Although we are a faith school, we are open to all, and children of all faiths or none are equally welcome.
Our philosophy is that we aim to provide children with as broad, exciting and relevant an education as possible. Some of this involves preparing them to take statutory assessments, but we value other aspects of education just as much. To this end, we teach many things which are additional to the National Curriculum. We place a great deal of emphasis on developing the personal and social skills of our children so that they quickly become confident, articulate, tolerant and polite. Through the school council, they also learn about the systems of democracy and have a genuine role in the running of the school. We value all successes that children demonstrate, not just in the accademic subjects, but also in the arts, sports, community work etc.
As you may have gathered from the front page of this website, we have a close partnership with our nearest neighbour, Walcott Primary School. This dates back a number of years and from Sept. 2004 to March 2005, the two schools shared Mr. Slaney as headteacher. Since Mr Slaney's retirement in the summer of 2011 Mr Sewell the headteacher of Walcott has taken over running both schools. This has become a permanent arrangement with the schools becoming a federation in October 2013.
One of our school aims says that the school experience should be enjoyable for all. This includes parents and visitors so if you decide to visit our school, we hope that you will enjoy your visit!