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'A GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)
'AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL' (SIAMS May 2015)
Theme for Week B beginning 31st October 2016: Working Together
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!
Autumn Half Term break: Monday 24th - Friday 28th October
Students return to school on Monday 31st October. We wish all our students and their families a very restful half term break.
Week Beg 31st October: Year 11 Practice Exams Week
Students should continue to work each day on their revision programme over half term to make sure they are well prepared for the practice exams. Additional revision materials are available for students on Show My Homework. These exam results will inform entry levels for final summer exams.
Week Beg 7th November: Year 9 Practice Exams Week
Year 9 students have been working with staff in lessons to prepare for their exams in the second week after the half term break. Revsion will need to continue throughout half term so that students can perform as well as they can in the exams. These exam results will support decisions made about option courses for years 10 and 11.
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.'