About Us

In 1896, five Sisters from the Belgian congregation of St Mary of Namur came to Bishop's Stortford and established a school with just 9 students. These pioneering Sisters were the first to provide Catholic education for the district, and the school rapidly became a success. Their legacy is St Mary’s Catholic School, and as we look to the future with high expectations for continued success, their vision continues to inspire us. This is expressed in our aspiration towards academic excellence founded on Gospel values. In practical terms this also means the best possible pastoral care and guidance and the challenge and support of a broad range of spiritual opportunities which permeate through all aspects of school life.

Welcome from Acting Heads of School- Mr Johnston & Miss McHugh

St. Mary’s has a strong tradition of providing an authentic education which aims to deliver excellence for every member of our Catholic community.

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The Aims of the School

the formation of our young people according to Gospel values; the fulfilment of the potential of our pupils in all aspects of the curriculum;...

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Catholic Life of the School

At St. Mary’s, we believe in forming the full person, both in education and in well-being and faith. In school we provide times in which students can partake in a time of reflection and faith-building, in forms of liturgy, retreat, daily prayer opportunities and much more.

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Vision

 

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Prayer

'the greatest wireless connection'

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Liturgy

 

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Retreats & Pilgrimage

We strive to have a retreat take place in every year of a student’s time in school, starting in Year 7 & 8 whereby all...

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Serving the Common Good

As mentioned previously St Mary’s we have a mission as part of the wider Catholic Church and to be able to live out this identity...

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St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust

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School History

The School is built upon a strong foundation of faith birthed by the Sisters of St Mary.  Their story is our story, which starts on May 4th 1896 when five sisters of St Mary left Namur, Belgium, the busy military town which the order was founded and began their mission to start a School in Bishop’ Stortford.

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Upcoming Events

06 Dec

Year 11 and 13 Mock Examinations

6 December, 2021 – 16 December, 2021
 
09 Dec

St Mary's School Mass Year 9 at St Joseph's and the English Martyrs

11:30am - 1:00pm
 
15 Dec

Christmas Dinner

All Day
 
15 Dec

Year 7 Boys Basketball v Joyce Franklin (away)

4:00pm - 5:30pm