Academy Extra make a great impact at Advent

Academy Extra Theatre group

Academy Extra Theatre School performed two inspirational dramas at the St Mary's Advent festival. The older students created a moving and funny portrayal of John the Baptist and the primary aged children told the story of Mary being selected by God to carry Jesus into our world. Well done to all who took part!

Hockey Champions!

Under 13 Hockey Champions
Well done to the St Mary's U13 Boys' Hockey Team who won the Blackpool Secondary Schools' Hockey tournament at Stanley Park . The boys achieved a 100% record in their fixtures which took place, last night, under flood-lights on the park's All Weather Pitches.

Congratulations to the following boys who were involved; Yr7 - Harry Shaw (L), Oskar Juscjyk (C), Lewis Callaghan (T), Yr8 - Nicholas Joss (F), Joe Lonsdale (R), Joseph Frankitt-Kennedy (L),

Parents' Evenings

 We hope to welcome as many parents as possible to our forthcoming parents' evenings:

Year 11 and 13 Parents' Evening - Thursday December 4th from 4 - 7 p.m.
Year 10 and 12 Parents' Evening - Thursday December 11th from 4 - 7 p.m.

We hope that as many parents as possible will be willing to complete the OFSTED questionnaire about St. Mary's Catholic Academy which will take just five minutes of your time. You will need your email address - guidance will be available in 0MI5 on the evening.

Application forms for Free School Meals have been sent out with Year 10 and 11 invitation letters. These can be returned directly to the local authority.

St Mary's Journalists at the SSAT National Conference

SSAT logo

On the 4th and 5th December, four budding journalists from St Mary's will be making their way to Manchester for the annual SSAT national conference. Focusing upon 'The Learner' in the 21st century, the conference will feature a range of experts and academics from across the globe presenting the latest thinking in education. The student team will be reporting back on their experiences but were tasked with producing blogs about themselves in advance of the event. To find out more about the event and read their blogs, please visit:

There'll be more about this fantastic trip from the students in coming weeks too!