A Catholic community dedicated to achieving excellence for all
The aims of the school are:
- the formation of our young people according to Gospel values;
- the fulfilment of the potential of our pupils in all aspects of the curriculum;
- the personal, social and spiritual development of our pupils into responsible, generous and caring members of society;
- the achievement of all these within a culture of respect and appreciation for the worth and contribution of each member of our school and its wider community.
Superb GCSE results again at St. Mary's
Students at St. Mary’s have again recorded fantastic GCSE results. Headteacher, Andrew Celano commented:
“Earlier in 2016 we were written to by the Secretary of State for Education to congratulate St. Mary’s for being one of the top 100 non-selective State Schools in England, and it is fantastic to see that yet again the staff and students have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that we have had another superb year of examination results.
Not only are the grades once again excellent, what has impressed me most is how the students have achieved those amazing grades in the face of some really challenging situations. For example, the students and whole community pulled together to cope with the Head of Year 11 being absent in order to successfully battle cancer throughout the last academic Year. Because of that compassion, determination and commitment these students have become the very definition of St. Mary’s mission: To form high-achieving, caring, generous and responsible members of society. My congratulations go to them all.
Finally, in combination with some of our best ever A Level results and large numbers of our students staying on to Sixth Form along to join our new external students, it has been a very pleasing summer indeed for St. Mary’s.”
A-Level Results Day
St Mary’s has enjoyed one of its best ever years for A Level results. Director of Sixth Form, Victoria Workman, said “I am delighted with the high numbers of students securing places at Russell Group Universities”. Points per candidate and A*/B percentages are some of the highest in the school’s history, which led Headteacher, Andrew Celano to comment “The students and staff have worked exceptionally hard and it is a great reward that their efforts have secured such prestigious university places for so many of our students, as well as representing some of the school’s best results on record”.
Inset Day 1 (Pupils Absent) - Autumn Term September 2016