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Fire service called to incident at St Mary’s School

Posted on Friday 29th June 2012 at 9:10 am by SH (Editor)

St Mary's Primary School, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Avon Fire and Rescue crews from Patchway, Southmead and Speedwell were called to St Mary’s RC Primary School on Webbs Wood Road, Bradley Stoke, yesterday afternoon following reports of smoke seen coming from the building.

The incident occurred at 4pm, when pupils had gone home for the day but some staff remained on the premises.

On arrival, crews found heavy smoke logging within the school and discovered that a fire had started in a small kitchen contained within an annexe (not the main school kitchen).

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high-pressure hoses to deal with the fire.

Fire service spokesman James Bladon said it appeared that “items” had been left on top of the cooker, which had been left on accidentally, causing the fire to start.

The fire was said to be “quite small” and it resulted in damage to the cooker and an area of nearby wall.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear smoke logging from the property.

A message on the school’s website said that the school and breakfast club would “open as normal” today (Friday 29th June).

St Mary’s holds its Summer Fayre tomorrow, between 2pm and 4:30pm.

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Pupils get toasty for a record-breaking appeal

Posted on Thursday 21st June 2012 at 9:08 am by SH (Editor)

Pupils at Bradley Stoke's St Mary's Primary School raise money for CAFOD

Pupils at a Bradley Stoke school have raised more than £900 for people around the world who are living without access to clean water after making and selling tasty toast breakfasts.

The children from St Mary’s Primary School took part in a number of activities from February to May to raise money for Catholic aid agency CAFOD’s ‘Give it Up’ appeal.

While the younger children sold toast at break times and decorated biscuits to raise money, Year 6 pupils organised an entertainment evening for parents.

Headteacher Paula Marsh said:

“This year St Mary’s Lenten Alms giving was for the CAFOD water appeal. In the developed world we often take water for granted because we can access it easily at the turn of a tap, however for the less fortunate, finding a supply of clean water to drink is a challenge and diseased water is one of the most common causes of death in the developing world.”

“The period of Lent is a time when we should be continually mindful of the privileges we experience in our everyday lives and the community at St Mary’s wanted to raise funds to provide safe, clean water to some of the poorest people in the world.”

St Mary’s raised an impressive £903 for ‘Give it Up’, which will be doubled by the Government thanks to UK Aid Match Funding.

More: National appeal breaks £8 million mark »

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Ofsted says St Mary’s has sustained “outstanding” performance

Posted on Sunday 25th July 2010 at 2:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Ofsted has praised St Mary’s RC Primary School for sustaining its performance, which was rated “outstanding” at its last full inspection in March 2007.

In a letter to parents, the government body says it will not be carrying out a further inspection until 1st September 2011 at the earliest.

The decision is based on a number of factors that include attendance and academic performance.

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Police called in as funds go missing at primary school PTA

Posted on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

St Mary's Primary SchoolPolice have been called in to investigate the disappearance of thousands of pounds of funds belonging to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of a Bradley Stoke primary school.

Writing in a recent newsletter, Arlene Yalung, outgoing Chair of the Friends of St Mary’s (the PTA of  St Mary’s RC Primary School in Webbs Wood Road) says:

“This year we have unfortunately encountered a problem with being able to produce a final set of accounts and have had to work with auditors from the local authority which has resulted in us having to pass the matter to the police.”

“It stems from a deposit of £3,500 being made in January that it would appear the bank are unable to trace.”

A spokesperson for the local education authority (South Gloucestershire Council) confirmed to The Journal that:

“The Friends of St Mary’s are currently voluntarily working with the appropriate bodies to resolve an accounting issue. The Friends are a completely separate organisation to the school.”

Parents at the school have been asked to: “refrain from becoming involved in any unhelpful conversations with each other or members of the Friends.”

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