School Organisation

School Organisation

St. Mary’s the Mount School is a co-educational one-form entry Catholic Voluntary Aided School for children aged between 3 and 11 years.  It is in the Archdiocese of Birmingham and works in partnership with Walsall Children's Services.

The Nursery caters for children of 3-4 years on a part-time basis.  Admission to the Nursery does not secure a place in Reception Class. A separate application is required for consideration by the Governing Body against the Admission Criteria.

Children of Reception Class age through to Year 6 are catered for in the Main School. Entrance to Reception Class is through a co-ordinated admission scheme run by the Local Authority. Applications for other year groups are dealt with directly by the school. 

School Times

Nursery 8:45am - 11:45am
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Reception and KS1 8:45am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:15pm

KS2 8:40am - 12:15pm
1:15pm - 3:20pm

We expect all children to arrive promptly and be collected on time.  In order to ensure their safe supervision, children Key Stage 1 and 2 should not arrive before 8.40 am.  The gates are opened at this time. The school does not take responsibility for children before this time.  Duty teachers are present both before and after school.  It is expected that parents of Nursery and Infant children will remain with them until they are passed into the care of their teacher.

Extra Care – Breakfast & After School Club

Breakfast Club offers care for children from Nursery to Year 6.  This runs from 7.30am to 8.50am.  There is a fee payable for each session.  Application forms are available from the school office. 

After School Club offers care for children from Nursery to Year 6 from 3.15pm to 5.15pm each day.  There is a fee payable for each session.  Application forms are available from the school office.

The club provides a range of stimulating activities for the children, although children may complete homework if they wish.  The club is led by qualified staff and is inspected by Ofsted as part of the whole school inspection.  The school also operates a holiday club for a week at Easter and two weeks at the end of the Summer Term when school closes.  School is shut for August.

School Organisation

St. Mary’s School is organised into three phases

Phase 1:     Foundation Stage  -       Nursery and Reception Class

Phase 2:     Key Stage 1           -       Year 1 and Year 2

Phase 3:     Key Stage 2           -       Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

School Entrance

Gates to the school will be unlocked at 8.40am.  Reception and KS1 should enter and leave school through the gate nearest to Mandeville Gardens and for safety reasons they should never enter or leave via the car park.

KS2 enter by the gate next to the Nursery entrance.

Parents of Nursery children access the Nursery through a separate gate.

Parents and visitors should use the main entrance and report to the School Office at the glass hatch in the foyer. The office staff deal with queries. Visitors to the school are always asked to sign in, show their identification and DBS Clearance.  Visitors are met at the ‘buzzered’ front door and accompanied to the member of staff expecting them.