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"St. Mary's is an outstanding Catholic Academy. Directors and leaders are totally committed to the Church's mission of high quality education for all" Diocese Inspection, 2017

"The quality of the pastoral care is outstanding with all pupils and staff expressing the caring community that exists in all aspects of the life of the academy. ” Diocese Inspection 2017

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development was outstanding.” Ofsted 2017

The quality of learning for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is of a high standard" Ofsted 2017

“A creative approach to planning the curriculum has raised expectations, particularly at secondary level, of what pupils can achieve.” Ofsted 2017

Pupils make good progress from their starting points to achieve good outcomes which have improved over the last three years.” Ofsted 2017

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Happy Founder's Day!

 

FoundersDay

Today, 15th October, is known to all in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as Founders' Day. On October 15th 1846 Cornelia Connelly and her 3 companions arrived in Derby and set up the very first Holy Child convent and schools. This year, Founders' Day is particularly important as we celebrate 175 years of the Society for the Holy Child Jesus and the 150th anniversary of the opening of the first school on the Layton Hill site, where St Mary's stands today.

This year will be a time to celebrate our roots, our connection to the Holy Child tradition through the great and varied history of our school,and to learn more about the person of Cornelia and the legacy of education she and her sisters established in Blackpool 150 years ago. We will do this through our Ethos day in November and a whole series of other planned celebrations during the year.

This morning, we join in prayer with all the Sisters and Schools of the Holy Child Jesus across the world as we pray together a prayer written by the Sisters specifically for today:

Holy God,

May your Spirit guide and challenge us this year

to broaden our imagination,

deepen our trust,

move beyond obstacles,

be open to possibilities

and, like Cornelia, make a difference in the world.

Through Jesus, the Christ.

Amen.

 

Moria Camp Appeal

MoriaCampAppeal2020

Over the past 2 weeks, students and staff have been donating toiletries to our Moria Camp appeal, supporting refugees in Greece who lost everything they own in a devastating fire. We were overwhelmed by the response, and have managed to send a huge number of items over to Greece through a fantastic charity called the Ripple Effect. Huge thanks to all those members of our community who donated, living out our St Mary's way through their generosity. Mrs Tweedale from the Ripple Effect Lancaster was really impressed and grateful for our donations, which more than filled the boot of her car.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Keeping you and your child’s physical and mental health well, over the next coming weeks is so important to help manage the COVID-19 virus. We therefore felt it important to signpost you to simple strategies, useful helplines & digital resources that maybe useful at this moment.

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Prayer and Liturgy

Prayer and Liturgy

Visit the Chaplaincy Team's Prayer and Liturgy section where you can find prayer resources for this week's Gospel and for times of trouble/sickness, links to live streamed Mass, and the ability to ask for prayer requests.

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Report a Concern

Report a Concern

Click the link below if you have a concern about the wellbeing of a student and would like to raise it with the school. The form is completely confidential.

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Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Opportunities to come and work with us here at St. Mary's with information about the school and living on the Fylde coast. Vacancies at other Trust schools can be found on www.bebcmat.co.uk

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