Academy Holiday Patterns 2016-17 & 2017-18

The holiday patterns for the September 2016 to July 2017 academic year and the September 2017 to July 2018 academic year are now availble to view online.  You can view the dates along with this current academic years' dates by visiting the Term Dates link from the Home menu above or by visiting this direct link.

School Nursing Survey

School NurseSt Marys School Council & Health Ambassadors are proud to be involved with Blackpool Council’s public health teams this November. As part of this review we are seeking views on how the school nurse service works for our pupils and families and what people would like to see in the future.

The surveys are available throughout November and should only take a few minutes to complete. These can be found using the following links .

  1. Parents
  2. Year 7 -11 pupils
  3. Sixth form students

Thank you The School Council 2015/16 

Harvest Week Fundraising

Gappers with Cheque
For the Harvest, the Academy focused on CAFOD’s work with refugees. While there were was an element of prayer and reflection, the students – and staff! – were very busy with the various fundraising activities that took place in the week. From designing your own cakes to wearing bright items of clothing on Friday, the whole Academy was bursting with brightness and colour. All in all, it was a successful, fun yet thought-provoking week. A HUGE thank you to all the Learning Houses: Humanities, Maths & ICT, Communication, Creativity & Enterprise, Science & PE and Sixth Form. Your involvement, enthusiasm and generosity raised £1200 for CAFOD!

Year 7 win Blackpool Schools League

Year 7 won the Blackpool Schools League with a combined win over Highfield in an exciting final.  They won three games and lost one to run out comfortable winners.

St Mary’s started well in the first games with victories in both games. The A team won 5 – 0 and the B team won 3 – 0. In the A team game, St Mary’s were in control from the start and an early goal provided a solid base for an excellent performance. Goals from Cuba, a magnificent strike, Henshall, and Finney sealed the win.

The B team game was much closer and it took two great strikes from Wilson to show their superiority. Clean sheets in both games from Helm and Alunan meant that St Mary’s just needed a draw in one of the crossover games.

These games were much closer the A team conceded and early goal and despite incessant pressure could not equalise and lost 1- 0. The B team had to draw for St Mary’s to win the league. The first half was goalless and very close with chances at both ends. It took two great finishes from Roper to break through the Highfield defence and despite a last second reply they won 2 – 1 to clinch the title.

A great team effort, all 18 players were outstanding. Jones and Cuba played very well on their debuts and fitted in very well. Henshall and Powell led from the front and continued their great start to the season. Thank you to all the parents for their support and Dave for his help.

Congratulations to:
Keegan Helm, Fabio Herbert, James Clacher, Corey Foster, Dylan Henshall, Matthew Finney,  Sheick Fadairo, Cuba, John Saul, Dylan Alunan, Tyler Alunan, Jack Roper, Jake Wilson, Karl Pacheco, Nick Godfrey, Ryan Powell, Oliver Connell,  Daniel Jones.