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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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Year 11 End Of Year Arrangements Reminder

Study Leave

Study leave begins on Thursday 7th June 2018. Until this time all students are expected to attend all lessons unless they have an exam or revision class. They will be given their leavers hoodies on this day. Post the 7th June students still may attend timetabled revision session. Please note they must be in full school uniform and sign in at reception (students have own paper and emailed copy).

Examinations

Congratulations to all students in attendance and on time for their exams alongside the maturity and readiness with equipment needed. A reminder that students must attend all their exams to be able to attend their prom on the 27th June. Students who do not attend their examination will be liable for the examination fee. If an examination is missed for medical reasons a medical certificate from your Doctor will be required within 24 hours. This should be handed to the Main Office.

Leavers’ Day

Thursday 21st June will be the official final leavers’ day and will be busy! Students are invited to attend form at 8.35am, followed by Mass and ‘breakfast’ in the Sixth Form area. They will be given autograph books as a small gift from the school. It is our tradition to dress smartly on the leavers’ day so that good photographs can be taken, please ensure FULL UNIFORM is worn. Our final assembly will then take place with Prom tickets available for collection from all those who have completed all their exams (product design students will collect theirs post exam on the 22nd). Students should be off site by 12pm at the latest.

The Prom

The prom is on the evening of Wednesday 27th June with arrival between 5.45pm – 6pm at St Marys with a prompt 6.30pm departure to the Venue until 11.30pm. Tickets have been be on sale from May and will remain so until the first week in June. Students will also have received an email in their school email address with a google document requesting dietary/allergy information and emergency contact details. Please complete this form and submit the information at your earliest convenience to ensure the smooth organisation of the event. Details of the venue will be issued to parents on the night.

Return of Books and Lockers

All books should be returned direct to subject teachers before or on 21st June unless any department has made other arrangements. Please do not leave them at Reception. Lockers need to be emptied, with any queries regarding keys/access to their Pastoral Managers Office by the same date, if not before. Lift passes need to be returned to the main office.

Examination Results

Students will be able to collect their results between 9.00am and 12noon on Thursday 23rd August from the Main Hall. If students are unable to collect their results in person then a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be given to the main Office, before the end of June. No results will be given out over the telephone. If parents are collecting results for your son/daughter, he/she will need to give written permission. If results are not collected on the specified day then it will not be possible to collect them until the school re-opens in September from Reception. Staff will be on hand to discuss Sixth Form course options in the light of results on the day.

Certificate Presentation Evening

There will be a formal Certificate Presentation Evening in November to which parents and students are invited. We hope as many students as possible will attend this first opportunity for reunion and celebration of their success. Formal awards from individual departments as well as whole school trophies will take place at this event. We will be in touch early in the autumn term when the calendar has been finalised, but information will also go out through the sixth form so ask a friend who is staying for details or check the school website. There will be limited space for this event – first come first served! Last year was the best turnout ever, and the school hall was full.

On behalf of all Learning Houses, year 11 tutors and teaching staff can we wish all students continued success in their examinations and good luck for the future.

Please do not hesitate to contact the schools main office if you have any queries about these arrangements.

40 Day Step Count

40 Day Step Count

Wednesday 16th May – Sunday 24th June
Can you walk 10,000 steps a day for 40 days?

Click the link to upload your daily step count.

If you would like to get involved you need to register with Mrs Roberts (PE) by Friday 4th May and bring your £2.50 entry fee!

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Blackpool Research School

Welcome to Blackpool Research School at St Mary's Catholic Academy, part of the Research Schools Network. Click here to find out more.

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Subjects

Click here to learn more about the subjects we teach and the latest news from each department.

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Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy

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