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St Mary Cray
Primary Academy

Welcome to St Mary Cray Primary Academy

Please see the 'Latest News' section below  for details of our *OPEN DAYS* 

at St Mary Cray Primary Academy.


Latest News

  • 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

  • 3:55 PM - 11 Oct 22

    Yesterday St Mary Cray Primary School took part in the #HelloYellow campaign to raise money for Young Minds. The students made an amazing effort and the bright yellow colours definitely brought out the sunshine ! @YoungMindsUK #schoolfundraiser #childrensmentalhealth

  • 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!

  • 3:19 PM - 6 Oct 20

    We celebrated Mad Hatter Day today! School has been a jumble of jesters, Dr Seuss, gumball machines, shark heads and much more! Well done everyone for your efforts and joining in for a bit of fun.

  • 9:56 AM - 5 Oct 20

    SMCPA is so proud to have joined forces with @BBCCiN to continue supporting our community with the school Food Bank. Please get in touch if there is anything you need, or if you would like to support us with donations and help us keep our cupboards stocked and our community fed.

  • 9:14 AM - 29 Sep 20

    Returning to school has been scary and difficult for some, however, during lockdown the Anti Bullying Squad asked children to make worry boxes for their classrooms. These great designs have helped the children reach out and tackle any monsters/worries they have. @ABAonline

Upcoming Events

  • December 2nd 2022

    PTA Christmas Fair

    We are excited to announce that the 2022 PTA Christmas Fair will take place on Friday 2nd December!

    We will have stalls, games, Santa's Grotto, raffle and much more fun besides.

    The fair runs from 2pm - 4:30pm; a ticket will be required for early entry at a cost of £1 per family. Payment must be made in advance with a member of the PTA.

    Tickets will go on sale from Monday 7th November, and can be purchased via the PTA at pick up and drop off.

    Are you available to help with the preparation and running of the Christmas Fair? If so, please email the School Office or contact a member of the PTA.

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  • December 14th 2022

    School Christmas Lunch

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  • December 14th 2022

    Christmas Jumper Day

    To get us all in the festive spirit on Christmas lunch day, Children may come into school wearing Christmas jumpers IN PLACE OF their school jumper.


    No donations required - just for fun!

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  • December 15th 2022

    EYFS Nativity @ Temple Church

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  • December 15th 2022

    Year 1 & Year 2 Nativity @ Temple Church

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  • December 16th 2022

    Year 3 & Year 4 Christmas Concert

    At Temple Church

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  • December 16th 2022

    Year 5 & Year 6 Christmas Concert

    At Temple Church

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  • January 10th 2023

    Open Day for Reception Intake 2023-24

    We will be holding 4 Open Mornings where parents and children are invited in to meet key staff, following a presentation and Q&A. These Open Mornings are a great opportunity to select your preferences as well as meeting soon to be peers. 


    Open morning dates:

    Tuesday 4th October

    Wednesday 12th October

    Wednesday 16th November

    Tuesday 10th January

    You will be welcomed by our Headteacher Gordon Jamieson, and then have a tour with our Head Boy and Girl before having an opportunity to ask any questions. Our SENCO Mrs Mears will also be available to provide guidance as required.

    If you wish to book a place on one of these days please email with the following information:

    DATE you wish to attend

    NAMES of people wishing to attend


    EMAIL Address


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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