Entries by stmaryshigh

Italy 2023

A group of 38 Year 10 students had a fantastic long weekend in Italy during May. They started with a visit to Rome where they were able to visit many of the famous sites including a guided tour of the Coliseum and Roman Forum. They then moved to the Bay of Naples area where they […]


Following a very successful ‘Feeling Good Week’ in February, 20 students volunteered to become St Mary’s first Wellbeing Ambassadors. The ‘Head Smart’ training, is a peer-led wellbeing ambassador programme, it delivers a training programme and resources to develop Wellbeing Ambassadors in schools. Ambassadors are able to help other students to think about their own mental […]

BBC News On Dangers of Using Vapes

Nationally, the use of ‘vapes’ (e-cigarettes) is on the rise, and this includes teenagers (who are regarded as underage users). We have dealt with a few students at St Mary’s in recent years who have used vapes, and we always contact parents/carers if this is the case. A report published on 23 May 2023 by […]

Year 12 English Students

On Friday 12th May, a group of Yr12 English Language and English Literature students went to the British Library near King’s Cross Station in London. We were treated to a talk about how the library came into being and we saw some of the treasures on display. A Gutenberg Bible, a golden Qur’an, a first […]

Internet Safety and Mental Health and Wellbeing

In the week that was mental health awareness week (15 to 21 May), students had a powerful presentation from Mr and Mrs Nicolaou in our acts of worship, about the impact that social media and the internet has on our mental health and wellbeing. Many of you will remember the tragic suicide of Mr and […]

Lead Practitioner in IT

Salary: Leadership Pay Scale L2 to L6 Start: September 2023 We believe everyone is equal, everyone deserves the best. Are you seeking an opportunity to play a major role in further developing teaching in a dynamic school? If so, St Mary’s CE High School is looking for a lead practitioner to join us after Summer […]

La Quinceañera Celebration

Spanish Year 10 classes participated in an after-school activity to show them how a 15th birthday party is celebrated throughout almost all the Spanish speaking countries in South America. The celebration is called “Quinceañera” after the number 15 in Spanish “quince”. The intention was for students to improve their confidence in using Spanish as a […]

Spanish Breakfast

The Spanish Department invited our outstanding students to celebrate their succes in Spanish throughout KS3. We had delicious breakfast accompanied by Spanish music. Our students enjoyed the activity and had a great time.

Speaking Exams

Congratulations to our Year 11 Spanish and French students on completing their Speaking Exam! This was the first exam for most of the students and we were very impressed and proud on how they conducted themselves. The exam is challenging as it requires the student to answer unseen questions but they all showed resilience and […]