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Welcome to the new website for St. Mary's primary School, Dunsford. We hope you enjoy this visit and that it will give you a brief insight into our busy and vibrant school.


We are a progressive and innovative Catholic Primary School and we pride ourselves on providing a caring, happy, stimulating and challenging environment for all which is designed to meet each child's academic, emotional, social and spiritual needs.


We aim to create a wide range of learning opportunities for all our children to help them grow into independent and responsible adults and provide them with lifelong learning skills. We strive to help our children grow in confidence and work purposefully to a realistically high standard, developing and achieving to the best of their individual abilities.


At St. Mary's PS we enjoy a strong partnership between home, school, the church and the local community. We have high expectations of our children, our parents and ourselves. We are proud of our good name, our very high academic standards and the excellent pastoral care that exists within the school.


We believe that our school is very special as a result of the caring, friendly and nurturing atmosphere. During our most recent ETI inspection the findings reported that:

  • "The quality of the education provided by this school is very good"
  • "The children's behaviour is exemplary"
  • "The quality arrangements for Pastoral Care are outstanding"


We have a clear vision for the continuous development of the school and we are committed to developing the school as an integral and vibrant centre at the heart of our community. I am extremely proud to be part of a team that is committed to achieving very high standards and providing the best opportunities for all the children in our care, who are at the centre of everything we do.


We are always available to talk to you about any aspect of your child's development and we hope you will share with us in making this a successful period in your child's life. I hope you enjoy browsing through our website and that it will encourage you to make an appointment to visit our school and sample the warm and welcoming atmosphere.



Best wishes,

Mr Ronan Fitzpatrick