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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


Coronavirus Update 2nd April 2020

Dear all,

I hope everyone is well and getting used to life in lock down. We continue to work to support the students of front line workers so that they can carry out their amazing work. I would like to thank all of our parents who are working so hard to look after the sick, and keep the nation fed and working. Thank you also to everybody else who is praying for them and supporting them by following the lockdown rules set out by the government. Tonight should have been our Year 10 parents evening. This cannot go ahead due to the Lockdown. Year 10 students will receive a written report and we will schedule a parents evening as soon, after restrictions have been lifted, as possible.

Staff continue to set work on INSIGHT. We will be refining and updating the work we set in the coming days, there are lots of offers from online platforms which we are looking at to put a package together for students to supplement the work currently offered. I am still very frustrated as I wait for an update from OFQUAL in relation to GCSE and A Level grades. As soon as I have any information I will be in touch. In the meantime Year 13 students should be working through their usual revision and accessing precourse materials which universities are all providing. Year 11 should be working through their revision program. We will also be sending out bridging units for prospective A Level students in the coming weeks.

I will continue to update you through the website in the coming weeks,

Mr Eccles.

Information for parents (Friday 27th March)

Dear Pupils,

Now that you have got into the swing of remote learning, we would like to remind you about the importance of keeping up your good reading habits.

You should be reading for 30 minutes every day, like you do when you are in school.

As you don’t have your Literary Canon book at home you can choose your own book. This could be a book you already have at home or an e-book. The links below take you to free e-books:

We would also like you to keep a Reading Record to help you keep track of your independent reading. Please download the Reading Record below and start completing this each week. You may wish to print this out or store it electronically. When we return to school you can hand your Reading Record in at the library and receive a prize.


We encourage you to keep in contact about your reading and would love to upload your book reviews to St Mary’s Literary Canon blog. Once you have finished a book, please send your book review to;

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The Literary Canon blog can be accessed from the St Mary’s homepage (please see the image below). The blog will be updated each day with words of the day, author biographies, book recommendations, book reviews and much more. Mrs Williams and Mrs Dyson are busy putting these updates together for you.

Literary Canon Menu

Keep reading and take care.

Miss Jones

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

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