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St Mary Cray
Primary Academy

Welcome to St Mary Cray Primary Academy


Latest News

  • 7:20 PM - 18 Mar 23

    Outstanding effort from the team in the rain at Crystal Palace Park @BPSCCA @GulcinSesli

  • 7:44 PM - 17 Mar 23

    @GulcinSesli Love of music across the school

  • 3:43 PM - 1 Feb 23

    We had two more wonderful school events at #OrpingtonLibrary today with children's author @sarahannjuckes but this time in person! Yr5 & Yr6 pupils from @stmarycraypa had a real treat when they met Sarah & heard all about her fantastic book, #TheNightAnimals. @Better_UK

  • 3:53 PM - 12 Dec 22

    Even with the snowy scenes in St Mary Cray, the school was still open so the children could learn and play! #snowday #smcpa #orpington #stmarycray #primaryschool @GordonGo

  • 3:51 PM - 31 Oct 22

    Back to School As the days are getting darker we cannot wait to use our new hi-vis vests that were kindly donated by @Specsavers Bromley! We have some amazing trips planned for this half term and these will ensure that our children are visible & safe when out and about

  • 5:13 PM - 12 Oct 22

    St Mary Cray Open Days If any parents are looking for a great school to start their reception child in 2023, come and join us to take a look around our school #smcpa #stmarycrayprimaryacademy #schoolopendays #receptionchildren #primaryschool #Orpington #Kent

  • 10:21 AM - 6 Jan 21

    Day 3 of what feels like lockdown 437! We are impressed with all of the home learning coming in so far! Keep it up all of you "Resilient Rhinos"! Stay home and stay safe.

  • 9:18 AM - 3 Dec 20

    We have bought an amazing 80 pairs of pyjamas with all of your donations for the @CHPyjamaCharity Thank you all for your support!

  • 12:38 PM - 10 Nov 20

    Welcome to St Mary Cray Primary Academy! In light of continued lockdown, we are unable to host open mornings or tours of the school for new starters. Have a look at our new video for information about the school.

  • 12:05 PM - 10 Nov 20

    A huge welcome back to all of our pupils and families. Autumn 2 is our favourite term with the build up to Christmas! We are still working towards a festive and fun period, however, in light of the current lockdown, details are TBC.

  • 2:33 PM - 23 Oct 20

    Today school was taken over by MONSTERS! We had a fun dress up day for our children to enjoy the last day of term after all of their hard work and positivity since returning to school.

  • 8:53 AM - 21 Oct 20

    Filming is currently in progress this morning at SMCPA, as we make a promotional video for school! Our Head Boy and Head Girl are 'on set' as we speak, giving an insight into the day-to-day running of our great school!

  • 12:48 PM - 13 Oct 20

    Are you looking to spread the Christmas cheer? We are expanding our Food Bank into the festive season with a gift for all, leaving no child without on Christmas morning. If you would like to donate, please contact

  • 2:56 PM - 7 Oct 20

    Do you have a child due to start school in Reception in September 2021? Then get in touch to book an individual tour of St Mary Cray Primary Academy where you can see our learning environments and ask any questions you have. We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Events

  • March 21st 2023

    Preloved Book Donations Needed

    Dear parents and carers,

    St Mary Cray Primary Academy are currently working on a charity project in partnership with Vonvil, by donating our old, pre-loved school library books to children in developing countries.

    We would love parents and children to get involved in this project too! Please could you have a look through all of your children’s books at home; any that you feel are no longer wanted or perhaps too young for your child, please bring them in to school on Tuesday 21st March. These books will then be donated to this very worthy cause.

    Please could we kindly request that the books are in a good, reusable condition.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Mrs Reynolds

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  • March 24th 2023

    PE Immersion Day

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  • March 28th 2023

    Year 3 Trip to the Natural History Museum

    Details TBC - watch  this space!

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  • March 29th 2023

    PTA Easter Competition Time

    Details TBC

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  • March 31st 2023

    Dress Up Wild Day for Earth Week

    As part of the Earth Week celebrations, we are holding a 'Dress Up Wild Day'!

    For a donation of £1, children can come in to school dressed up as much or as little as they like; they may just want to wear a wild animal mask, or add spots and stripes face paint. They may want to dress in their favourite animal onesie, or animal print top!

    Part of the donation collected will be used to sponsor an endangered animal for the year at the WWF; the rest of the money will be split to the WWF, Big Cat Sanctuary and Just Earth.

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  • April 3rd 2023 – April 14th 2023

    Easter Half Term

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  • April 24th 2023

    Themed School Lunch - St George's Day

    To celebrate St George's Day, the Kitchen will be serving a themed lunch:

    Sausages & Mash
    Quorn Sausage & Mash (V)
    Peas & Carrots
    Treacle Sponge & Custard

    EYFS/KS1 & FSM = Free
    KS2 = £2.40

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  • May 1st 2023

    Early May Bank Holiday

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Nut Free Food Products

We would like to remind parents that we are a nut free school and that no food items should be brought onto school premises - this includes sandwiches and chocolate bars in packed lunches. Thank-you for your cooperation.

Water Only in Bottles

Students should only be drinking water in class - they are not allowed flavoured water or juices as their main drink in the classroom. These drinks are allowed as part of their packed lunch only.

No Dogs Allowed on Site

As per school policy, no dogs (unless guide-dogs) are allowed on school premises.

Pay via ParentPay

All payments should be made in advance on ParentPay either online or through the app. This includes: Dinner Money, Breakfast Club, Tik Tok Afterschool Club, and Trips.

Get In Touch

High Street,
St Mary Cray,
01689 826081