We are delighted to welcome you to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

We take great pride in our school where the teachers, staff and governors work together to ensure the school is a place where our children are enthusiastic to learn, build friendships and are safe. We offer the children of Axminster and surrounding areas a Catholic education, welcoming children of all faiths and beliefs who are ready to embrace our values.


The Local Governing Board (LGB) is responsible for the strategic management of the school and following discussions and consultations will make informed wide - ranging decisions.


The core responsibilities for governors are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure money is well spent

A full training programme is available for all governors.


All governors are expected to attend the LGB meetings which take place regularly throughout the year.   All matters of business, arising outside scheduled meetings, are reported to all the governors at the next appropriate full LGB meeting.


Dates of full LGB meetings are shown below:


Dates of Local Governing Board Meetings

22 JANUARY 2018

12 MARCH 2018

21 MAY 2018

10 JULY 2018

10 OCTOBER 2018
12 DECEMBER 2018

Minutes of meetings are publicly available to view in the school following approval at the next full LGB meeting. 

Parent Views

The Governors and Staff encourage all parents to complete the annual parent questionnaires. Parents’ views are welcome and valued and your feedback assists the school evaluate its effectiveness. In addition, governors encourage all parents to visit the website operated by OFSTED that allows parents to upload their views about the school. The website address is:




Mrs Theresa Dicker        

C/O St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Lyme Road



EX13 5BE


If you wish to contact the Governors this can be done through the school office.