Parent Communication

At St Mary’s we pride ourselves on excellent communication with parents.

Open door policy

If you have concerns about your daughter, or would like further information, please speak to her class teacher. Questions regarding the curriculum can be answered by Mrs Wentworth, the Assistant Director of Lower School (Academic). Please speak to Mrs Adamson, the Assistant Director of Lower School (Pastoral), for information on your daughter’s pastoral care.

Communication ClarionCall

Correspondence between school and parents is often via the ClarionCall system, which sends an email or text message with information about trips, news, reminders etc. Many messages include a ‘click response’ – if you encounter any problems, please tell the School Office staff who will investigate.


Our Spotlight newsletter is sent out to parents via ClarionCall every week and includes news and information.

Home Links

Parents receive their daughter’s home learning tasks every Friday on the Home Links letter from her form teacher.

Termly calendar

At the start of each term, parents receive a calendar of the term’s events and activities, which is as comprehensive as possible at the time of going to print.


The Parent Portal on the school website includes academic results, ISI inspection report, calendar, term dates, policies and latest news.

Social media

Do follow us on Twitter (@stmaryscolch), Facebook (StMarysColchester) and Instagram (@StMarysColchester).

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