About St Mary’s
St Mary’s is an 11 – 19 co-educational, comprehensive school with Academy status and an admission number of 240 for each new Year 7 cohort.
We are one of four Church secondary schools in Hertfordshire all of which are within the Diocese of St Albans. The school is well recognised in the local community for its high quality provision and outstanding inclusion agenda.
“An exceptionally inclusive and caring community” SIAMS Inspection (2020)
St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment founded on Christian principles. We continue to develop an excellent standard of education for all students allowing each individual to achieve their full potential regardless of ability or background.
We moved to our new site on Lieutenant Ellis Way in April 2010. The new school buildings provide an exceptional learning environment. Our facilities include a full size sports hall and main hall, drama studios, an outdoor amphitheatre, dedicated computer suites, a Learning Resource Centre and Student Centre as well as social spaces for each year group. It is served by industrial standard IT facilities.
An extension to the buildings to provide twelve new classrooms including two Science labs and two Technology Workshops will almost complete the original planned eight form entry school building.
The final stage of the school building completed in 2018 accommodates our growing sixth form and adds the final two ‘corners’ to the sixth form block.