Prefects

The Prefect Selection Process is now beginning for this year's Year 9 & 10 students. A Prefect is a student in KS4 who holds a position of leadership in the school and who is committed to making a difference within the life of a school.

Lead Prefects lead a house team and contribute, in various ways, to the running of the life of the school. These positions are highly sought-after as they demonstrate to future employers, Sixth Form College and Universities that you can be trusted with responsibility and are able to deliver when working on a project. Students apply for the Lead position in Year 10 and serve a ‘Prefect Term’ of Easter of Year 10 until Easter of Year 11.

Current Applications - Lead Prefect Roles (current Yr10 Boy & Girl from each learning house). will be appointed initially, followed by the other Prefect roles (yr9). Interested students should read the Prefect Selection Process information pack (see website) and are encouraged to complete the application form, reading the instructions carefully.

To qualify to apply to become the Lead Prefect for your house, you will currently be in year 10 and either:

  • have demonstrated strong leadership potential and the willingness to take responsibility
  • believe that you have this potential to be a leader and show a willingness to take responsibility

In addition to the above, you will be committed to:

  • Attend one meeting per half term out of school hours (before/after school)
  • Support the school during and beyond the normal school hours*
  • Present in assemblies/attend house/ whole school events

Students apply for the position in Year 10 and serve a ‘Prefect Term’ of Easter of Year 10 until Easter of Year 11 Full details & Application forms available on the school website under the Student link on the menu. If students require any further information they should contact Mrs Horne or Mr Mitchel via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Sixth Form Inter-form Sport Competition

On Wednesday 6th April the sixth form engaged in their termly Inter-form competition. With attendance from the majority of sixth form, forms were asked to compete as doubles.The students played with huge enthusiasm and competitiveness, some of which could not take the pressure of winning/loosing quite as easily as others.The winners of the event with an outstanding strong performance winning all their games were T4. A massive congratulations to all forms who competed in the event, we look forward to seeing you all at the next Inter-Form Event. 

Student Council

Thank you to all the year 9 & 10 who applied for the New KS4 Student Council !! We were amazed & Impressed by the quality & enthusiasm of all applicants from each learning house!! Congratulations so far go to

Yr10 – Jack Kitchen, Aimee Morrow, Adona Mathew, Emilia Taraszkiewicz, Aleena Mathew, Max Lovell, Rachel Mc Murdo, Madison Ruocco, Kumiko Goddard.

Yr9 – Logan Kerlew, Kamil Figura, Eloise Fisher, Scarlett Hill, Dominic Walker, Daisy Court, Riley Mort, Millie Mulvey, Charney Huntley, Sophie Saglam.

Next Meeting: 8.30am Thursday 28th April 2016. Yr 7 & 8 – watch out for the upcoming opportunities in the summer term!!! Mrs Horne & Mr Mitchell 

Miss Jones and Miss Hetherington’s Ghana Visit

Miss Jones and Miss Hetherington with the Head Teacher and students from St Clement’s Junior High School

Over February half term we were lucky enough to visit the schools we support in Ghana.

All three schools we visited were set up by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the same society that founded St Mary’s. The schools we visited, like ours, are rooted in the educational tradition of the Society, sharing its mission to help others believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world, and to rejoice in God’s presence.

Our journey began on Saturday 13th February when we arrived in Accra, the capital city. We stayed one night in Accra before flying to Tamale and travelling to Bolgatanga in the north of the country. When we arrived in Bolgatanga we were greeted by Sister Eunice, who visited our school a couple of years ago. We stayed with Sister Eunice at the convent in Bolgatanga and had the privilege of visiting St Clement’s and St John’s Junior High Schools.

The students and staff at both these schools were extremely welcoming and they were delighted with the gifts and resources we took for them. Although both schools had limited resources they made the best of what they had. At St Clement’s one class were taught in a temporary structure, during Lent our fundraising efforts will help build a classroom for this class, this will make a huge difference to them.

At St John’s and St Clement’s school starts at 6.00am for students, between 6.00am and 8.00am students sweep and clean the school. Once these duties are complete students have an assembly and then begin lessons, students are taught very similar subjects to those taught at St Mary’s. On Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s they have their assembly at the Grotto, where they begin the day by praying the rosary, this is led by students. The students we met were an absolute credit to their schools; they were incredibly hard working and keen to succeed and move on to Senior High School.

Miss Jones and Miss Hetherington