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Head of School welcome

I am delighted to offer you a warm welcome to our website and to our community. I hope it helps you discover something of who we are, what we do and what we stand for.

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St Mary’s College is one of the most successful schools in the country and is rightly proud of its reputation and track record in delivering the highest of standards for all students but particularly at Key Stage 4 and for our Sixth Form. The hard work and dedication of our staff and students never stops. We look forward to developing the school and improving standards even further.

St Mary’s College one of the biggest Catholic schools in the country serving over 2400 students from Hull and the East Riding.

We have added significantly to our state-of-the-art campus, theatre, sports facilities and exceptional Sixth Form centre. The size of the school is not an end in itself. However, it does allow us to offer a huge range of academic and extra-curricular programmes to cater for the many talents and interests of our community.

As a Catholic school we believe that all people, young and old, have an amazing capacity to do great things. The pursuit of excellence is not an option, it is our mission, our vocation, our very purpose. Underpinning our ambitions is our commitment to the personal pastoral care of every person. We have invested heavily in the leadership and staffing of a sophisticated pastoral care system which provides appropriate and timely support for individuals in order that learning, development and successful outcomes happen. We are a community that cares for one another and firmly believe that every member of our school has an important part to play.

Our multi-national community celebrates the diversity of cultural and language traditions contributed by students and staff. As an International School we offer exceptional opportunities to experience the life, language and culture of other countries, to develop global awareness and a respect for justice, peace, the climate and our environment.

We offer a bespoke transition programme which ensures that all youngsters joining us in Year 7 feel fully supported and excited at the start of their journey at St Mary’s College. Furthermore, we have a huge range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities which offer all students the chance to pursue all of their interests, try new ones and fully engage in the wider life of our wonderful school.

Aiming to be one of the very best schools possible, St Mary’s College is a demanding and challenging place to learn and to work. It is also a hugely rewarding and enjoyable place to be. If you would like to come to visit you are very welcome.

Kind regards,

Maria Stead
Head of School