Congratulations to the new Sixth Form Prefects – headed up by a senior team that consists of Mentes (Head Prefect), Libby (Deputy Head Prefect) and Clarette (Senior Prefect). All students completed an application process that involved an application form and interview. In addition the senior team had to deliver a presentation as well as complete an interview.

These students will be available to support at school events and will be heading up a number of different schemes. They have already been involved in the organisation of a successful Macmillan Coffee morning and are supporting Jane with the Mental Health Awareness day.

The senior team have organised a subject mentoring scheme within the sixth form and are in the process of organising a number of other events, rotas and events.

St Mary’s High School has been awarded a Healthy Minds School accreditation.

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Year 8 student Reon did exceptionally well in a recent cooking competition winning a third place commendation for his three course meal. Congratulations to Reon whose delicious meal is featured in the photographs below.

The Summer 2019 Public Examination Timetable has now been published and can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the link below. Please note that there are some additional dates for Speaking/Listening Language exams and practical examination dates the details of which will be provided direct to students. It does remain the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have checked their examination timetable carefully and that they attend each exam scheduled for them on time.

Summer 2019 Exam timetable V6 02.04.19

Each student will receive a Statement of Entry that provides a record of all examinations for which they have been entered. Students will sign for their Statement of Entry usually about six to eight weeks ahead of the examination period. This is the only formal record of exam entry that is given to students and it needs to be carefully checked and must be kept safe until all examinations are completed.

Five SMHS students have just spent five days on a special course aimed at providing them with experience of a range of life skills and ideas for career pathways. The Passing Out Parade took place on Friday 18th January 2019 at Cheshunt Fire station in front of an audience of parents/carers and other emergency service officers. St Mary’s staff members, Mr Wollaston and Mrs Gunning were also present at the parade and came back full of praise for how well the boys had represented both themselves and St Mary’s.  All the boys who completed the week long HFRS Life Course achieved all of the course and their personal goals.

 The Fire Officer who oversaw the running of the course could not talk more highly of the boys and their achievements. 

Congratulations to Divine, Isaac, David, Kayton & Aaron who worked so hard to complete the course, learn new skills and show real determination to be successful! Maybe the Fire Service is worth serious consideration as a future career…?


Thirty nine students have achieved the most amazing set of LAMDA results yet – all passed their exams with either Merit or Distinction grades! The students, from Year 7 through to Year 13, have been studying for their exams as part of their extracurricular activity programme at St Mary’s and were examined in either ‘Acting’ or ‘Speaking in Public’.

Twenty five students took the ‘Acting’ exams ranging from Grade 4 up to Grade 7. Thirteen of the students gained a pass with Merit and eleven got pass with Distinction. The six students who took Grade 6 and Grade 7 exams also achieved UCAS points that will count in any application they make for university in the future.

Fourteen students took ‘Speaking in Public’ exams ranging from Level 1 Grade 3 to Level 3 Grade 6. Four students achieved pass with Merit and ten students achieved pass with Distinction. Of the eight students who took Level 3 Grade 6 exams, four achieved pass with Merit and four achieved pass with Distinction and all got Bronze Medals.

These achievements really support personal development and students who have participated in LAMDA classes have not only really grown in their confidence to speak in public, but also in class and when making presentations related to their work. Any student interested in being part of the LAMDA classes, need to see Mrs Crawford or Miss King.

Congratulations to all students involved on these excellent achievements – we look forward to your next set of results!!