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'AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL' (SIAMS Inspection May 2015)
'A GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)
The new academic year starts on Wednesday 2nd Sept (Yr 7 only) and Thursday 3rd Sept (Yr 7 - 11). Students who are enrolling in the Sixth Form need to attend on Wednesday 2nd for an interview/meeting to discuss courses (See letter). Year 12 & 13 timetables start on Monday 7th September.
We hope that all students, parents/carers and staff have a happy, safe and restful summer holiday!
GCSE & L2 Results Summer 2015
An overall pass rate of 99% in GCSE exams with 98% of all students passing at least 5 GCSE examinations is the cause for much celebration for St Mary's Year 11 students.
At least 60% of students achieved A*-C grades in each of English and Maths this year despite many changes to examination board requirements and grade boundaries.
Congratulations to all students on their achievements and thank you to all staff who supported them over the past five years.
All students have received a letter detailing the arrangements for enrolment into the Sixth Form & Leadership Centre that will take place on Wednesday 2nd September. A separate letter has been posted to all Yr 11 parents/carers with details of appointments for Wednesday 2nd September. We look forward to welcoming students back to the Sixth Form.
The photo below shows James, Theo, Declan and Amberley celebrating finding out their results.
A & Level 3 Results Summer 2015
St Mary’s CE High School are celebrating the best set of academic A level results that the school has seen for over ten years with a 96.3% pass rate and a 100% pass rate for vocational A level courses. 47% of A levels taken were graded at A*-C and 54% of vocational subjects graded at A*/A equivalent.
Emily Dobson and Christopher Scott, the top performing boy and girl achieved an A*, 5 As and 2 Bs between them. Emily has secured a place at Goldsmiths to study History while Chris has a place at study English at King’s College, Holloway.
Students achieved an impressive 100% pass rates in vocational subjects with outstanding performance in ICT and Business Studies. In ICT, 92% of the cohort achieved a D*/D (Distinction Star/Distinction, equivalent to A*/A) while in Business Studies 58% of the cohort achieved D*/D.
Staff are extremely proud of all of the students who have worked so hard to achieve these well deserved results. The picture shows Emily, Demi, Danielle, Jasmine and Kathryn celebrating their excellent results.
St Mary's judged 'Outstanding' in latest Church School Inspection!
St Mary's welcomed Kathryn Wright, SIAMS Inspector, on Tuesday 12th May who carried out a Section 48 Inspection of our school. This inspection looked at the impact of our Church school status on the standards of education and personal development of our students. St Mary's received a judgement of 'Outstanding' which, because of the 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.
There are many positive statements made in the report including:
'The inclusive and personalised approach to learning...makes certain that every student can fulfil their potential' and
'...those joining the school during the academic year talk about the friendship, welcome and support from students and teachers.'
Thank you to all our students, staff, parents/carers and partners for the ongoing support of the school and the drive to achieve the very highest standards and outcomes for each and every one of our students. Congratulations to every member of the learning community who has worked so hard to place our Christian ethos and values at the centre of our very successful work.
St Mary's will have its next Section 48 Inspection in 2019/20.
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 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.'
A copy of the inspection report, along with a more detailed letter about the inspection and Governors' response, will be provided for all parents/carers via email. A copy of the inspection report can be found on the Ofsted website and by clicking on this link.
Thank you to all parents/carers who provided such positive feedback to the inspection team via ParentView and to students and staff who worked so hard to show St Mary's at its very best. Congratulations to everyone!