St Mary’s Primary School
St Mary’s Walthamstow started what is today St Mary’s Primary School in 1824 when our then-vicar Revd William Wilson began educating children in a barn on church property. Several years later, in 1828, the school moved into the first purpose-built Church of England infants’ school in the country which is now the church hall (‘The Welcome Centre’).
Today, our church still has strong links with St Mary’s Primary School: our clergy lead assemblies at the school every Monday morning during term time, two of our church members are school governors and our Rector is an ex-officio governor. St Mary’s School children also visit the church several times per year, and we have prayer for school parents fortnightly at the school.