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 LGB are shown below:

Dates of Local Governing Board Meetings

2nd OCTOBER 2017

13th NOVEMBER 2017

22nd JANUARY 2018

12th MARCH 2018

21st MAY 2018

10th JULY 2018


There are two Governor sub-committees each of which have half-termly meetings.        

Dates of Resources Committee Meetings

1st NOVEMBER 2017

15th JANUARY 2018

27th FEBRUARY 2018

24th APRIL 2018 & 19th JUNE 2018

20th JUNE 2018


Dates of Teaching and Learning Committee Meetings

18th OCTOBER 2017

8th JANUARY 2018

6th MARCH  2018

14th MAY  2018

25th JUNE 2018


In addition, a Pay and Performance committee meets twice yearly in the Autumn and Summer terms.


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:




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.