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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)

'AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL' (SIAMS May 2015)

 

The academic year 2016/17 has now finished for all students. On behalf of the governors of St Mary's CE High School, we wish all of our students, parents/carers and staff a restful summer break. We look forward to returning to school again on:

Monday 4th September 2017: Year 7 only (8.25am to 12noon). Afternoon tea for all parents/carers will be served from 12noon - 1pm.

Tuesday 5th September 2017: All Year groups for normal school day (8.25am - 3.05pm or 4.05pm for Triple Science & Post 16 students)

 

 

School Uniform

Please click on Parents/Carers and School Uniform to view the summer discount code from our uniform supplier Smiths. As we end the academic year, if any family have items of good quality uniform that they no longer require, please conisder donating it to the school so that it can be used to support other families. Thank you.

 

Thursday 17th August 2017 L3/A Level Results Day 9.30 - 11.30am

Students can collect their exam results from staff who will be based in the Student Reception between 9.30 and 11.30am. Results cannot be collected on a student's behalf without a letter signed by the student that must be presented to the Exams Officer.

 

Thursday 24th August 2017 L2/GCSE Results Day 9.30 - 11.30am

Students can collect their exam results from staff who will be based in the Student Reception between 9.30 and 11.30am. Results cannot be collected on a student's behalf without a letter signed by the student that must be presented to the Exams Officer.

Students who are moving into the Sixth Form will need to see Mrs Mathews, Mr Tilbury or Mr Woollaston to confirm their course selection and be enrolled into the Sixth Form. Students have received a letter confirming their appointment for enrolment.

School staff and a member of the Connexions Team will be in school and available for advice about progression routes.

 

 

Facebook: St Mary's now has a Facebook account! Please follow us @stmaryscehighschool to keep up to date with news, events, student activities and reminders. Spread the word so that information can get into the community effectively. Feedback is always welcome and should be addressed c/o the Head Teacher's PA Judith Bundock.

  

Photo Gallery - all school events

Amazing photos and videos of students participating in a range of school events are posted direct to Flickr. Click on this link www.flickr.com/photos/smhssch/albums

 

Promoting Positive Mental Health

At St Mary's there is a strong focus on personal development as well as academic performance because we believe that we need to be healthy in mind and body before we can achieve full potential in our studies.

 

St Mary's has a wide range of excellent support available in School to support students that includes the Inclusion Team who are based in the Student Centre, Student Managers and Form Tutors as well as the Place2Be Counselling service.

Students can register to access a range of information, advice, guidance and to request to online chat to a counsellor at www.Kooth.com. This is an online counselling service that any young person can use safely, in confidence and annonymously. This service is available to be used as part of the wide range of support resoruces available to all students at St Mary's.

 

Exam Performance Tables published show St Mary's students top of local schools!

The DfE has published school performance tables that use the new performance measures that focus on the amount of progress made by students from the time they enter a secondary school until the end of Year 11.

 

St Mary's has a Progress 8 score of +0.01. This means that St Mary's GCSE results this summer are just above national average of 0. St  Mary's is the only local school to have a positive Progress 8 score. Congratulations to all students and staff who worked so hard to achieve these fantastic results! And thank you once again to parents/carers who support students and SMHS staff - you should be very proud!

 

Sixth Form & Leadership Centre Applications for September 2017

Applications can still be made for a place in St Mary's Sixth Form & Leadership Centre to start in September 2017.  More details can be found in our Sixth Form & Leadership Centre brochure and our Course Guide.  To download an Application Form please click on this link.

 

Please note that all students, regardless of background or ability are welcome to apply for a place at St Mary's and that we offer a wide range of A Level, Technical and General Awards (BTECs) and courses are at Level 2 (GCSE) and Level 3 (A Level). 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01992 629124 to organise a tour of the Sixth Form facilities. Please ask to speak to Mrs Georgette Mathews if you wish to discuss our Sixth Form & Leadership Centre  and the courses we offer in more detail.

 

St Mary's CE High School Photo Gallery

To view photographs from our special events and activities, please see www.flickr.com/photos/smhssch/albums

 

St Mary's judged 'Outstanding' in latest Church School Inspection!

In the latest SIAMS (Church School Inspection), St Mary's received a judgement of 'Outstanding' which, because of a new inspection framework that is used to judge schools, reflects exceptional standards. The Governors of St Mary's are delighted with this validation of our work and very proud of all the students and staff at St Mary's. Click on this link for the full report.

  

St Mary's judged to be a 'Good School' by Ofsted January 2015

The governors of St Mary's are pleased to share the outcome of the most recent Ofsted inspection of St Mary's that praises the work of the school and describes St Mary's as a 'good school' and 'a rapidly improving academy' where ...'students achieve well in a wide range of subjects including English and maths.'