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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)



Theme for Week A beginning 19th June 2017: Seeing is Believing


Weather and School Uniform - update

The weather has returned to within normal expectations for the time of year and so normal uniform standards will be required from Monday 19th June. Thank you to all students and parents/carers for upholding the high standards that are expected from members of the St Mary's community during the unseasonal very hot weather. Well done for showing such excellent resilience.


Consultation: Revised Mobile Phone, Digital & Electronic Items Policy

Thank you to all students and parents/carers who have contributed to the consultation on the new policy. The final proposed policy will now be considered by governors ready to be put into place for September 2017. The final version will be shared with students and parents/carers before the end of term and students will have the policy explained to them in more detail in school.


Public Exams for Year 11, 12 & 13 Students - until Friday 23rd June

The exam timetable can be found using this link: /students/exams-information-resources.aspx


Students have access to breakfast in the dining room on every morning before exams and are encouraged to attend these sessions when final exam tips will also be revisited.


We wish all of our students well deserved success in their exams and look forward to celebrating their results in due course.


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


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 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


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.'