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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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Gift Appeal 2019

Gift Appeal 2019

St. Mary’s students once again discovered that Christmas can be ‘the season of giving, without a thought of getting’. Every form group in the academy was issued with two gift tags. Their task was to raise money and buy a Christmas gift for a child and an elderly person, family in need, elderly hospital patient or homeless person. Three weeks of fundraising followed including sponsored events, an ‘own clothes’ day, crisp sales, chocolate tombola, candy cane sale, donut stall, film club, learning house quiz, dodgeball etc. The fundraising culminated in a presentation of gifts for 82 children, 28 homeless people, 12 families in need and 10 elderly people. The school chapel was bursting with dolls, bears, footballs, trains, vouchers, make up, baby clothes, games, racing sets, 18 sleeping bags, hats and gloves and lots of food hampers. In total the students raised a whopping £3,598.82.

The gifts will be distributed by Caritas Care, Blackpool Coastal Housing, Christ the King SVP society and Streetlife.

The organisations who received the gifts were overwhelmed and spoke of how some of the most vulnerable children and adults in our community will now experience the joy of Christmas. Leah, who works with residents in a homeless hostel in Blackpool spoke of how a child had asked her this week “does Santa come to the hostel?” and her reply “he does now!”

Our Caring Community should be very proud of their efforts. As St. Francis said, “for it is in giving that we receive.”

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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