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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)
'AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL' (SIAMS May 2015)
Theme for Week B Beginning Monday 11th December 2017: Christmas
Friday 15th December 2017: Christmas Jumper Day
Students and staff can wear their Christmas jumpers on Friday for a donation of £1. St Mary's will be sending donations to Save the Children & Children in Need. Students wearing Christmas jumpers do not need to wear school uniform.
Friday 15th December 2017: Final Day of Autumn Term
Students will leave school at 12noon on the final day of term. The school buses will run and the timing has been adjusted to reflect the early finish.
Applications for Sixth Form & Leadership Centre for Courses Starting September 2018
St Mary's welcomes all learners wishing to pursue Post 16 studies. We offer courses at Level 3 (A Level/BTEC) and Level 2 (GCSE/BTEC) along with Professional Learning Placements, (working with our Business partners), Academy programmes and a wide range of enrichment activities.
We look forward to receiving application forms. Completed forms should be handed to the Main Office or to Mr Tilbury or Mrs Mathews. Interviews will take place after the Christmas break.
17 Jan 2018 PM - Year 13 Business Level 3 - Unit 3 Personal Business Finance (2 hours)
25 Jan 2018 PM - Year 13 ICT Level 3 - Unit 1 Information Technology Systems (2 hours)
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.
St Mary's judged 'Outstanding' in latest Church School Inspection (May 2015)
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.'