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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Charity Week 2022

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Vision

 

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Prayer

'the greatest wireless connection'

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Stations of the Cross

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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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Upcoming Events

27 Apr

Year 12 Enrichment

27 April, 2022 (4:45pm) – 14 July, 2022
 
16 May

GCE & GCSE Public Exams

16 May, 2022 – 29 June, 2022
 
30 May

Pupils Absent (Half Term)

30 May, 2022 – 3 June, 2022
 
06 Jun

Pupils Return

All Day