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International School

St Mary's College is an International School with a diverse global community and partners across the world. We build strong relationships with overseas partners and support their communities, schools and students with charity work.

St Mary’s College – An International School

A Global Outlook

In 2021, St Mary’s was re-accredited as an International School by the British Council for the 5th time. A global outlook and a belief that we are stronger by embracing the world around us is at the centre of what we do.

We are a diverse community. There are over 50 languages spoken within the St Mary’s College family and nearly 60 nationalities are represented. We are a global community within our own four walls.

International School

Our Global Partners

We have partners around the globe. We have undertaken exchanges with colleagues and students from Zespol Szkol w Warzycach in Jaslo, Poland several times over the last few years. It is essential for us at St Mary’s that we have strong ties with Poland as we have a large Polish community within our school.

We are have worked in partnership with Colegio San Agustin in Alicante, Spain. This partnership exists primarily to aid students of both schools in developing their language skills. Exchanges and events are coordinated to give students the opportunity to develop their spoken and written Spanish and English respectively.

In September 2017 we launched Project: Nepal which culminated in a group of staff and students volunteering in a community in Pokhara, Nepal for a week. This partnership allows us to support the community in Pokhara and enable us to live our Catholic mission by sharing our skills and expertise with those who live in less favourable conditions. We worked particularly closely with two school communities to try and improve both the resources and opportunities that they can offer their students.

In the last academic year, students and staff at St Mary's College have been fundraising to support the Kingston Junior Academy in Kenya, our first fundraiser held and in partnership with Barclays Bank helped the school get hooked up to the local electric grid which will make a huge difference to the delivery of education at the school. Christmas 2021 saw a further amount of £400 raised which will be used to further developments at the school.

Read more in their newsletter here: KJA January 2022 newsletter

If you would like to support our overseas charity work, either financially or logistically, then please get in touch with us.

International School Leader contact, Mr Santi Berry: sberry@smchull.org

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Thank you St Mary's College from the KJA school in Kenya