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STAR Teaching School Alliance

 In the summer term of 2017 St Mary's Catholic Primary School became a member of the STAR Teaching Alliance (Sherburn, Tadcaster and Rural Alliance).  This is a partnership of primary and secondary schools dedicated to sharing our many skills and our wide experiences, while captalising on our highly talented staff and making the most of the capacity we have top support, help and improve learning and achievement for all our students.


Vision and Purpose


We believe that our work is to build effective Partnerships, secure Entitlement and demonstrate considerable Impact.  By doing this we will ensure the best possible education and outcomes for all children aged 0-19 across our area.


Core Values


Partnerships - Working Together

Entitlement - Opening Doors

Impact - Building Capacity




Collaborative planning for school improvement, including school-to-school support.

Professional development of all staff and governors, including initial teacher training.

Sharing, analysing and responding to data and issues raised.

Commissioning services and securing best value for money.

Frameworks to ensure quality, shared values and accountability.


To find out more about the STAR Teaching School Alliance please go to