Just before Christmas we promoted the ‘Young Writers’ competition titled, Integer.

Students were asked to write a short story based on or around numbers and do so in exactly 100 words. It may sound easy but it takes good writing skills to construct a story in such a small word count. Stories were submitted online and, having now received word from the organisers, I am delighted to tell you that eighteen of our students’ stories have been selected for publication! Once permission has been granted by parent/carers their stories will appear in book format which is a compilation of all winning entries.

All winners are given the opportunity to buy their own copy to keep at home but a copy will also be available in the LRC for all students to view. Winners came from years 7- 10 and we are enormously proud of their achievement. Please join me in congratulating the following students: Kai Pierre (7), Igor Lasota (7), Aleyna Sener (7), Zain Cherifi (7),  Aleyna Sener (7), Taylan Sefer (7), Tuana Sener (7), Natasha Jackson (7), Gabriella Didiomenco (8), Elisa Mustafa (9), Antreas Papadopoulos (9), Eliana Blackman (9), Joseph Pozzuto (9), Arda Korkmaz (9), Zam Francis (9), Stephanie Gyamfi-Manu (9), Ria Oscar (9), Natasha Jackson and Sarah Collins (10)

Congratulations to the Y7 girls football team who competed in the District 6-A-Side tournament at Hailey Turnford.

There were 8 schools from the borough competing and St Mary’s finished 4th after being beat on penalties in the 3rd/4th play off.

The girls competed against some experienced teams and were a credit to St Mary’s with their determination and high standard of play.

The team only conceded 1 goal in open play in the group and play off matches, well done to all the players: Eva, Rihana, Ayse, Frankie, Shamaila, Adriana & Naz.

Sixth Form Applications

The deadline for applying to the St Mary’s School 6th form is 9 December 2022. There is a lot of competition for places in the 6th form and applications after this date will be considered when all the others are processed. Please check the link  below for details:

Sixth Form Course & Application Guide

New regulations known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that provide clear standards for the way in which personal and sensitive data is collected, stored and processed, came into force from 25th May 2018. The governors of St Mary’s have published new and reviewed policies that explain how the School complies with the new regulations. These policies can be found on the policies page.

Copies of new Privacy Notices have been emailed home for parents/carers and students. Any feedback or questions about the new policies can be sent to admin@st-maryshigh.herts.sch.uk