VIDEO: Happy and loving atmosphere at school

This week we’re turning the spotlight on St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

The school, on Cross Street, Chesterfield, is the latest to feature on our popular Primary Focus page.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Chesterfield.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Times’ photographer Jason Chadwick has visited the school to capture this delightful group shot of its smiling pupils.

The school has a number of aims including:

• to provide a secure and happy Christian atmosphere where children are able to learn

• to encourage children to become responsible and independent

• to foster an attitude of care and respect

• to play an active role in the community

The school loves celebrating national events.

Last year pupils marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games with special themed festivities.

Derbyshire Times’ Editor James Mitchinson said: “You all adore Primary Focus – it’s a wonderful way of showcasing our schools and always a treat for pupils and parents.

“We want more schools to get in touch with us so we can work with them to get them on this popular page.

“So if you’re a headteacher, what are you waiting for? Please contact us!”

If you would like your school to feature in Primary Focus, email comment@derbyshiretimes.co.uk or call newsdesk on 01246 504526. To order the above picture, contact reception on 01246 504500 or click on ‘buy a photo’ at the bottom of the page.