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St Mary Cray
Primary Academy

Welcome to St Mary Cray Primary Academy

St Mary Cray Primary Academy is set on the boundary of Orpington and enjoys views out towards Lullingstone. With the look and feel of a village school, we strive to create a calm caring environment for all of our children to learn and thrive. 

Our school follows four values of Fairness, Ambition, Respect and Collaboration and expects the best for our students.

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

  • June 12th 2023 – June 16th 2023

    KS1 Phonics Screening

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  • June 16th 2023

    Sapphire Class Trip to Godstone Farm

    n Friday 16th June 2023, the children in Sapphire Class will be visiting Godstone Farm as part of our ongoing learning about the world around us. The children will get to explore the farm, meet the animals and learn about them as well. We will also enjoy the Dinosaur tour. 

    On the day - We will leave school at 9:45am and will be travelling by coach (collected and dropped at school). We will be back at school for normal pick up time. If we are delayed you will be informed via Class Dojo. 

    Children will need to bring a packed lunch in a named backpack and a bottle of water (no sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles please). If you would like the school to provide your child with a packed lunch, please indicate this on ParentPay. Children will need to be dressed in full school uniform with a coat if the weather is wet and/or cold. Appropriate footwear should be worn i.e. if wet children can wear wellies. 

    Costs- The PTA is kindly funding the cost of the coach to get us to and from the farm. To cover the costs of entry to the farm and an exciting workshop, we would be grateful for a voluntary contribution which works out at £10.00 per child. We do not discriminate between those contributing and those who do not.  All children will be able to participate provided we have sufficient contributions to make this financially viable. 

    Please be sure to make any payments via ParentPay and register your consent by Friday 26th May 2023.

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  • June 30th 2023

    NCMP Screening for Reception and Year 6

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  • July 7th 2023

    Sports Day 2023

    Further details TBC.

    Back up date (in case of inclement weather) will be Monday 10 July.

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  • July 14th 2023

    PTA Summer Fair

    Further details TBC

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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