St Mary's Primary School

Useful Information

Daily Routines


School starts at 9.00 am for all children. Parents are very welcome to bring their children to the classroom. All cars must be parked in the school car park to ensure the safety of children walking up the hill.

 P1, P2 and P3 children go home at 2pm and are collected by parents from the gate at the top playground. P3 children go home at 3pm in term 3.


P4 to P7 children go home at 3pm and are collected by parents from the gate at the top playground.


After School Clubs are organised on Monday to Wednesday for P3 – P7. Children are collected from the school gate at 3.45/4pm. Clubs include Netball, Football, ICT and Art & Craft.


Break Time & Lunch Time

There is a fifteen minute break in the morning (10.45 am – 11.00am).

St Mary’s operates a Healthy Break Policy. Children are encouraged to drink water and have a sandwich and fruit. A variety of fruit is available to the children at a cost of £1.50 per week. Fresh milk is available daily at a cost of 21p per carton (must be ordered at the beginning of term). Fizzy drinks and biscuits are discouraged. Lunch time begins at 12.20 pm and ends at 1.10pm.


We have school meals daily. Children may bring a packed lunch with healthy options included.If you think your child is eligible for Free Meals, please contact the school for an application form.



Opportunities for music

At St Mary’s Primary School, we are able to offer weekly musical tuition in Violin, Keyboard and Flute from visiting tutors. We also attend Young Voices and the Cross Border concerts which provide our choir with choral opportunities.



The School Uniform

Uniforms may be purchased at Marshalls, Main St, Saintfield and School Days, Newtownards.

Please mark all children’s belongings clearly with their name. In the in- terests of health and safety, we request that jewellery is not worn. Thank you.



Blue shirt

Royal blue sweatshirt with school logo

Grey trousers

Royal blue, yellow and pale blue stripy tie.

Black shoes and plimsolls






Blue blouse

Royal blue sweatshirt with school logo

Grey skirt/pinafore

Royal blue, yellow and

pale blue stripy tie.

Grey socks/tights

Black shoes and plimsolls




P.E. Uniform (both girls and boys)

Royal blue tracksuit with school logo

Yellow polo shirt and trainers.