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'A GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)


Week B Theme of the week - Seeing is Believing (Eucharist)


Saturday 6th February - St Mary's Football Academy

Reminder to all students in Year 11 and above who are interested in the Post 16 Football Academy with  to come along to the open morning at St Mary's this Saturday, 6th February 10.00am-12.00pm.  Bring your football kit, boots and a bottle of water with you for the practical session.


Friday 12th February 2016 1.30pm MEET AT 1PM Ski Trip to Austria leaves. Returns Saturday 20th Feb 2016 approx 11.45am (travel dependent)

The ski trip ls due to leave school on Friday. In order to follow the journey and see pictures of the skiiing adventures, please sign up to follow us on Twitter @SMHSch


Year 10/Year 11 Business Studies students

There is a Case Study exam preparation resource linked on the Learning/KS4 Business Studies and Students/Exams Information & Resources pages.


Thursday 11th February 2016 7pm Music Festival

Tickets on sale now - come along and be entertained by our first class musicians who are busy rehearsing for the competition. Your support would be much appreciated!


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Friday 5th February 2016: NSPCC Number Day

St Mary's students took part in the National NSPCC Numbers Day which, as well as raising money for the charity also inspires young mathematicians to work with numbers.  Our students all enjoyed getting involved for this worthy cause.


NSPCC Numbers Day 5Feb16


Monday 1st February 2016 'God & the Big Bang' - Post 16 Conference

The challenging topic of how the world of Science interfaces with faith and religion. An all day conference to challenge the thinking, experience and opinions of our students. Thanks to the Dewhurst Trust for their sponsorship of this event.


God and Big Bang Feb16


District Indoor Athletics Competition: Friday 22nd January 2016

SMHS was well represented at the District Athletics and really performed well in both team and individual events. The Junior Boys, (Yr 9 with one Yr 8 student stepping up an age group!), came 2nd in a hard fought competition that saw the first place taken by just five extra points. Other outstanding performances came from:


Yr 10 Girls

Melieka 1st 60m (and a record time)

Pierette 1st 200m & 1st in Shot Put (with record of 10m 37cm) This record is over 90cm further than the previous record!!

Yr 11 Girls

Summer 1st Triple Jump

Yr 9 Boys

Kwame 1st Long Jump

D'Andre 1st 60m Hurdles & 1st High Jump

Toby 2nd Triple Jump

Many other students were placed 2nd and 3rd in their competitions and all athletes deserve lots of congratulations from us all - a brilliant job that shows SMHS athletes really do competition well. Fantastic!!


The Summer 2016 Public Examinations Timetable is now available on the website under Students/Exams Information and Resources.


Aim Higher Day, Year 11: Friday 22nd January 2016

Year 11 students wore business dress on Friday as part of the Aim Higher day run by Youth Connexions.  Students took part in workshops from local colleges and businesses on career aspirations and confidence building.

 Aim Higher Y11 Jan16


Evening of Dance: Thursday 21st January 2016

Congratulations to all performers who participated in the Evening of Dance. The evening demonstrated high quality and skilled performances in a wide range of dance styles. Members of the audience really enjoyed the event and feedback has been so positive and many remarks have been made about the confidence and maturity of the performances. Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Ms Gudgeon for her hard work supporting rehearsals and the event organisation. 

Dance Show Jan16 (1) 


Sixth Form & Leadership Centre - Open Mornings & Applications Open!

Yr 11 students and their parents/carers are invited to apply now for a place in the Sixth Form & Leadership Centre to start in September 2016. Applications are welcome from students who are already enrolled at St Mary's and those from other schools.


More information is available in the Sixth Form Brochure and Course Information Booklet that can be downloaded by clicking here. A copy of the application form can be found by clicking here.


Open Mornings for the Sixth Form can be requested. Please ring 01992 629124 to reserve a place. For more information about any aspect of the sixth form, please ask for Mrs Georgette Mathews or Mr Simon Tilbury.


St Mary's judged 'Outstanding' in latest Church School Inspection!

In the latest SIAMS (Chruch 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.'