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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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Student Success in Blackpool Music Service Competitions

Every year, Blackpool Music Service run two competitions for all primary and secondary schools in Blackpool - 'Pop Idol' for vocalists and 'Musician of the Year' for instrumentalists.

This year, the competitions could not take place in the usual format because of lock down so the music service ran the competitions virtually. Students were asked to send in videos of their performances during lock down (with parental consent). St Mary’s had three entrants - Grace Johny, Beatrice Davis and Charisse Villarino. The competitions were judged by Hayley Kay and Tracey Daniel.

We are extremely pleased to announce that all three students did incredibly well!

Beatrice Davis in Year 10 came 2nd in the Key Stage 4 Pop Idol competition with her beautiful rendition of the song ‘All I Want’ by Kodaline. She sang with real emotion and demonstrated her excellent performance skills.

Grace Johny in Year 8 came 1st in the Key Stage 3 Musician of the Year competition playing the piece Solitaire on the flute. Grace produced a very confident performance and demonstrated her superb ability on the flute.

Finally, Charisse Villarino came 1st in the Key Stage 4 Musician of the Year competition. Charisse played Debussy’s Clair de Lune on the piano and impressed with her incredible musicianship, showing a real involvement in the music.

The Blackpool Gazette have published an article about the competition which you can read here - https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/people/talented-young-singers-and-musicians-do-blackpool-proud-annual-pop-idol-event-2914551

I'm sure you'll agree that this is an amazing achievement and it is extremely encouraging to see our students achieving great things even during a global pandemic! Beatrice, Grace and Charisse should be very proud of their successful results. Well done!

Mr Hobbs

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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