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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)



Theme for Week A beginning 20th March 2017: Sacrifice


KS4 Options Booklet:

In readiness of the Year 9 Options Evening that will be held on Tuesday 28th March, please find a copy of the booklet on this link: Options Booklet 


We encourage you to read the booklet with your child to assist them in making the right choices based on their interests and abilities.


Your son/daughter will receive a letter and further information regarding the options process during this week.  We look forward to seeing you on 28th March, 6.00-8.00 pm as your child makes important decisions regarding their future choices.



Friday 24th March: Red Nose Day - Wear Red for Charity!

Students and staff will be making a £1 donation so they can wear non uniform but including an item of red, to mark their support for Red Nose Day. This is an event requested and organised by the Student Leadership group and we look forward to seeing as many of our community supporting this excellent cause!


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Year 11 Business Resit May 2017


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


You will also be notified of resit revision sessions taking place after Easter to help support your 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.


Year 10 DTP/MEN ACWY Vaccination Programme: Please note that the vaccination programme will take place on the morning of Tuesday 28th March.  The consent form needs to be completed and returned to the school even if you do not wish for your child to be vaccinated.  Please return no later than Friday 10th March.  Vaccination form


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. Well done everyone and congratulations on learning/improving your skiiing skills! Thank you to Mr Warner and Ms Douglas for organising the trip, and Mr Burnell, Ms McGilloway, Ms Gillett, Ms Dinsdale and Mr Hunt  for giving up half term to supervise!


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.'