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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)



Theme for Week A beginning 5th December 2016: Advent


Christmas Service: Tuesday 13th December 2016 7pm

The annual Christmas Service will take place in St Mary the Virgin Church, Cheshunt on Tuesday 13th December starting at 7pm. This popular service can be attended by any parent/carer, student or friend of St Mary's and all are welcome to join us after the service for festive refreshments of mince pies and hot chocolate.


Christmas Jumper Day, End of Autumn Term 2016/Start of Spring Term 2017

The last day of the autumn term is Friday 16th December when students will leave school at 12.30pm. This will also be the day we are supporting the national Christmas Jumper Day when students can make a donation of £1 to wear non uniform that should include a Christmas jumper/top.


The spring term starts for all students on Wednesday 4th January 2017 and this will be a normal day for all students.


SMITH'S School Uniform Supplier - DISCOUNT DECEMBER!

Please view the special discount offer from Smiths under Parents/Carers / School Uniform. /parents-carers/school-uniform.aspx Orders can be taken online, by telephone or by visiting the store.


To view photographs from our special events and activities, please see 


Sixth Form & Leadership Centre Applications for September 2017

Thank you to all students and parents/carers who joined us for our Post 16 Open Evening.  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.


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

The DfE has published the first set of 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 +0.03. This means that St Mary's GCSE results this summer are above national average. 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!


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.'