St Mary’s is first and foremost a Catholic high school with a distinct ethos centred upon the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.  The dignity of each person is at the heart of Catholic teaching and we are acutely aware that each one of our 1670 students is their parents’ most precious gift.  Every single student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents and areas for development. 

As an 11-18 school it is our privilege as educators to walk with students on this journey from childhood, through adolescence to adulthood. We will support, nurture, encourage and challenge our students to become academically successful but also to grow as a person so they are ready to face the adult world with strength and purpose, confidence, resilience, self-belief but also with compassion, moral values and sense of justice.

I hope you find our website informative.  We view this as a window into the life of our school, an opportunity to share information and to celebrate our students and their success.  If you are a prospective student or parent you are of course free to visit our school to make your own judgement about our mission, ethos and everyday life. Please contact Karen Roberts at school who will be happy to arrange this for you.

Thank you for your interest in our school.

Andrew Dawson