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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 students celebrate success at St Mary’s.

Students at St Mary's have worked hard for a fine set of GCSE results this year. An elated group of 11 students opened their results to reveal a total of 99 grades at 9 to 7 or A*/A. 

A delighted Adona Mathew said, “My time at St Mary's was very enjoyable. The reason I achieved such amazing grades is solely due to the immense support of my teachers. I am extremely proud of myself and I am very grateful to be a part of the St Mary's community".  Victor Emefe added his thoughts,  “I am very pleased with my grades and thankful for all the help my teachers gave me. This is a very loving community".

Finally Emilia Taraszkiewicz said, “I am so thankful for all the teachers for their support and patience. Thanks to them I achieved these results. I am happy I attended such a good school as St Mary's, and I am thankful to God who sent me to learn here and become a better person." 

Overall Year 11 students performed well at the Academy, especially in light of new examinations and grades in English and Maths. 

As Head Teacher Simon Eccles explains, “New examination regimes and a different grading system in English and Maths make it difficult to compare directly with previous years, however students' performance has been broadly in line with our good performance last year.” 

70% of students at the Academy achieved a grade 4 or better in English with 64% achieving a grade 4 or above in Maths.  

Mr Eccles was pleased with students performing so well adding, “This is once again a solid set of results from our students and they should be very proud of their achievements. I would like to thank students for their hard work, the staff for preparing students so well over the last five years and parents for their support along the way. These results cap off another successful year for St Mary’s, with a solid performance at A Level and an outstanding Section 48 Diocesan report and a good grading from OFSTED. I look forwards to welcoming students back to complete their seven year journey and to welcoming other students who would like to join our academy in September.”

Any Year 11 student with five or more grade 4 or above in English and Maths and three other grade A*-Cs or equivalent, from either St Mary’s or any other local secondary schools, who would like to join our thriving Sixth Form can contact Mrs Murray (Senior Head of Sixth Form Learning House) on 01253 396286 or alternatively complete an online application on the Academy’s website by clicking the Sixth Form link above.

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