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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)



Theme for Week A beginning 1st May 2017: Wisdom 


Friday 28th April 2017: Celebrating our School Birthday!

Today we are celebrating our 7th Birthday marking seven years in our fabulous school buildings.  All students and staff will share birthday cake at break time. How time flies!


A reminder that the school will close at 12.25pm on Wednesday 10th May 2017 for staff training. Students will need to be in school for an 8.25am start and will attend normal timetabled lessons for the morning.


Thursday 4th May 2017 at 6pm: Year 8 Curriculum & Options Evening

All Year 8 parents/carers and students are asked to attend this important evening to hear about the subject choices that Year 8 students have for their Year 9 curriculum. There will be a presentation that will include information about national changes to the curriculum and the examinations for which students will be studying to sit at the end of Year 11. A letter will be emailed to all parents/carers this week.

All parents/carers are asked to attend because these choices will affect student progression pathways and their future choices of post 16 pathways.


Year 11 Business Resit May 2017

See the link below for your business resit. Mr Khan will let students know if they are entered for exam R061 in May. Please use this link to revise as the exam will  be based around this pre release material.


Students will also be notified of resit revision sessions taking place after Easter to help support with revision. Any questions please see Mr Khan or Miss Lyttle. 


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.


Ski Austria 2017: 10th - 17th February 2017 

Amazing photos and videos of what students got up to on the half term trip to Austria have been posted direct to Flickr. Click on this link The trip was a fabulous success with rave reviews from all the adults who worked with the St Mary's students and staff.


Summer 2017 Public Exams for GCSE/A Level

The timetable for the Summer exams has been issued.  This can be viewed under Students / Exams Information & Resources.  All Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students should ensure they have a copy of this schedule. Alternatively use this link to go to the page: /students/exams-information-resources.aspx


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.'