PE Kit

 Falcon PE Kit

*Please note final colours may vary from those shown.

As we approach the end of the academic year I thought this would be a good opportunity to remind you that all pupils in years 7-11 will be required to wear the new style PE kit from September 2019. The new ‘Falcon’ style kit replaces the old red polo, blue shorts and blue socks that have been in St.Mary’s PE kit for over 10 years.

The new PE kit can be purchased from either Ragamuffins in Layton or from Bispham Clothing in Bispham Village.

Please see below the list of compulsory and optional items.

Polo Shirt (C) Polo Shirt (C)
Shorts (C) SMCA Leggings / Shorts / Skort
(one item must be bought, multiples optional - These must be from the PE Kit range)
Tracksuit Pants (O) Mid Layer (C)
Mid Layer (C) This would replace the old rugby top Socks (C) 
Socks (C) Trainers (C)
Trainers (C)  

(C) Compulsory item (O) Optional item

Please note that the following items are not permitted to be worn:

  • Coats / Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Jumpers
  • Tracksuit pants / leggings (other than the school PE kit tracksuit pants and/or leggings)
  • Tights

Boys will also require football boots if they are doing rugby (we will know more if this applies to your child in September when the teaching groups are sorted).

#shedeserves success at St Mary's

Yzabelle with her winning creation

Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 25th February to 10th March and after being inundated with artwork, stories about inspirational women and competition entries, the Chaplaincy team were able to put finishing touches to the Fairtrade board, filling it with student contributions. A lot happened over the course of the fortnight, kicking off with a makeover to our Fairtrade stall. This meant lots of new stock including iced tea, Dairy Milk and, the massively popular, 'Oh so scrummy' flapjacks. The competition to 'Design a Divine' was judged and the winning bar created, with Yzabelle (pictured here along with her winning bar and badge) being crowned the winner. She had the opportunity to sample her very own fiery chilli chocolate bar. Completed artwork from the 'Colour and Chat' group now adorns the walls and International Women's Day was marked with a moving tribute to our staff and student's favourite inspirational women being shared from the Chaplaincy twitter @SMCA_Chaplaincy. Yet another Fairtrade Fortnight success #shedeserves!

Information about Mr Simon Marsh (Previous Employee)

Mr Simon Marsh, a former member of staff, resigned from St Mary’s in April 2017. Following his resignation he was referred to the Teacher Regulation Agency; the case was heard in February 2019 and the report published last Thursday. Prior to this neither the Trust nor St. Mary’s were able to comment due to the on-going investigation.

Having given due consideration to the report, over the last few days, we are satisfied with the outcome of this case and the proportionate response to the panel’s findings. The panel found allegations in relation to inappropriately touching pupils, and failing to follow previous management advice to be proven. They concluded that this amounted to unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute. The Secretary of State decided not to impose a prohibition order in this case.

The case highlights the strength of implementation of the school’s policy and procedures and the trust the pupils have in staff; confident to share their concerns.

S. Tierney,

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to Blackpool

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meeting the Air Cadets during their visit to Blackpool

Ellie Daley was part of the Air Cadets who met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Blackpool. St Mary's are very proud that Ellie was chosen from her Air Cadets to represent them welcoming the Royal Couple.

Fairtrade Fortnight End of Week 1

Fairtrade Fortnight Week One

This week we have been selling brand new lines of stock which included new flavours of Divine chocolate, iced tea and flapjack, at our Fairtrade Deli Bar at breaks. 'Colour and Chat' featured some very nice illustrations of a female cocoa farmer, which the students discussed as part of the Empowering Women #shedeserves campaign. Also involving the #shedeserves theme the students across the school were encouraged to think of one inspirational woman and share their thoughts on them. Lastly the pupils have been taking part in a competition called 'Design a Divine' in which the prize is have their winning entry made, wrapped and posted to Divine HQ! Good luck to everyone who has taken part.

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