Headteacher Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Ashford St Mary’s C of E VA Primary School website. I have the privilege of being the Headteacher of this wonderful school in the heart of Ashford.

Everything we do stems from our desire to see all children reach their own potential and to ensure that they are happy and secure whilst doing so.  Our Christian vision underpins this:

To provide the children and adults of St. Mary’s with exceptional learning experiences, which offer opportunities to develop their unique skills and talents, underpinned by strong Christian values. Our nurturing environment will foster creativity and enable our children to make a positive contribution to society, enjoy life in all its fullness and to shine as lights in the world to the glory of God.

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Our Christian Values:

We have values to live by, not rules to follow, at ASM.

St Marys

The staff are committed to providing the best quality of education and work tirelessly to do this. A Good Ofsted grade and an Outstanding SIAMS grade reflect the hard work put into the academic education and wellbeing of our pupils.  St Mary’s has a family feel, a warmth and friendliness, which visitors often comment on and is central to our being. I would love to welcome you to our school in person, please contact the office if you would like to visit.

Mrs Hirst – Headteacher

December 2021

Chair of Governor Message

Hello, my name is Asif Hussain and I am the Chair of Governors.  I have been a Local Authority governor at St. Marys for just over 6 years.  I am privileged to have been given an opportunity by my governing body to undertake this extremely important role.

The key reason I decided to become a governor was to ensure that children get the best education possible while at a primary school and to ensure that this is under-pinned by a strong leadership team with a strong vision of success.

My professional career is within a Wealth Management division of a major high street bank, I am a Regional Manager and have been for many years.  My day to day role has given me a strong set of skills that are transferable within Governance within a school.

If you would like to raise any issues or concerns with me, which cannot be addressed by school staff, or would like to ask any questions you may write or email me via the school office and I will get back to you.

Asif Hussain – Chair of Governors

May 2019