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.
‘St Mary’s is an outstanding Church School’ SIAMS May 2015
St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment founded on Christian principles. We are judged to be a ‘good’ school by Ofsted (Jan 2015) and an ‘Outstanding School’ by SIAMS Church School Inspectors (May 2015). 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.
‘The behaviour of students is good…Students feel safe and enjoy coming to the academy’ Ofsted January 2015
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. This extension will be in use from September 2015.
The final stage of the school building will be required to accommodate our growing sixth form and will add the final two ‘corners’ to the sixth form block. The Governors are bidding for the funding for this and hope to be able to complete the building works by 2017/18.