Bathwick St Mary Church School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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This school has 4 parent reviews

Darlington Road
01225 465654
4 - 11
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not English
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School Description

This average sized school serves a residential area on the eastern outskirts of Bath, which consists mainly of privately owned homes. Children receive their Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) education in a Reception class where they all start on a part-time basis in September at the beginning of the academic year. Many of them have previously attended a range of local pre-school settings. The school has won numerous local and national awards and was named Sunday Times State Primary School of the Year in 2010.
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Bathwick St Mary Church School Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

Bathwick St Mary Church School Reviews

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“A friendly Christian place”
Recent inspection by the Diocese (church inspection) gave this school and overall 'excellent' in terms of Christian leadership and care. I have had three children go through the school, and it's a traditional, small school that serves quite a small friendly pocket of Bath. One thing I have noticed is there is a lot more pressure placed on the children around SATs these days. But this is more of a national problem and not just down to the school. I would like to see more emphasis on creative play and outdoor learning. So much changes when they go to senior school, they should let kids be little at primary school. Overall, I have been very happy I chose this school for my family.
“OK on surface”
School is OK on surface, however, in my experience, too focussed on those children whose are already loud/confident/look the part, without nurturing all children to full potential, especially in the 'middle years'.
“A small, caring school”
I also think this is a great school. The teachers are excellent and because of its small size the teachers know all of the children. The emphasis is on caring for each other and being the best you can be. The extra support available to children who have extra learning needs is excellent, the school keep parents informed and involved and as a result children feel supported and cared for. A brilliant school overall.
“I love my school!”
My daughters are currently in Y3 after going through the Infants and my son completed all of his junior school at Bathwick St Mary's. We love this school. The teachers are inspiring and caring, the small size gives the school a village feel and the headmaster is incredibly dedicated. I feel my children receive individual attention from their teachers. Each has been helped to excel where they did well and to grow and learn in those areas where they needed help.There is additional sport and music tuition and a lot of art and fun projects including several all-school dramas and plays. The friendships my son made have lasted beyond his time at the school. The school also has a strict anti-bullying policy which means bullying is pretty much non existent. I couldn't ask for more from a school and feel privileged to be a part of the community.
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News & events from Bathwick St Mary Church School

Last update: 09 January 2020



The library is a lovely and very popular place. Over the past few years, it has had a complete facelift and now includes a beautiful book tree decorated with leaves created by the children, a comfy corner and lots of popular new books. The latest addition is Junior Librarian, a school library system which allows books to be browsed, issued and reviewed digitally. 

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Bathwick St Mary Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School and as such the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority.

Our Admission Policy has been written in accordance with our school’s vision and values and all other school policies which impact across all curriculum areas. The policy complies with The School Admissions Code, a statuary code which is designed to ensure a fair and straightforward admissions system that promotes equity and fair access for all.

The admission number for the Reception Class and Years 1 and 2 is 30. The admission limit for every other year group is 34.

Every application is considered against the admission limit for the year group concerned. If there are more applications than places available, applications are ranked against the oversubscription criteria as set out in the Admissions Policy.

The parishes of St. Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist together form the Bathwick parishes. View more admissions information including our Parish Boundaries Map here.

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We were delighted to receive Outstanding in our most recent SIAMS inspection (National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report). At Bathwick St. Mary School we expect everyone to love their neighbour as Jesus loves us and we keep the Commitment to Care at the heart of our policies. The report said: 

• The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Bathwick St Mary as a Church of England school are outstanding

• A strong emphasis on explicit Christian values and the development of a personal spirituality make a significant impact on the children’s learning and personal development.

• There are clear links between the school’s core Christian values, collective worship, religious education and the whole curriculum.

• The commitment from the leadership and management, including governors, ensures that the school is continually reviewing and developing its Christian vision.

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