Sixth Form Prom


The 2006 Sixth Form Leavers’ Prom was held on Thursday 26th May. All the Upper Sixth Students attended a Liturgy in the College Chapel and then proceeded to the Drama Theatre for a sensational buffet with live music by the Manchester Buskers. After the meal a couple of our ex-students provided an excellent disco for the staff and students to dance away a few pounds. Once again our students proved how able they are at business management and showed superb organizational skills in bringing the whole event together.

The evening was a great success and a huge thank you to all the people who helped in any way; especially the Site Supervisors who always bear the brunt of events like this.
Please visit the gallery for more images.

Results Of The Ballot For Parent-Governors

I am pleased to announce the result of the Parent-Governor Election.
The votes for the election of the new Parent-Governor were counted on Friday 17 May 2006.
There were 229 votes cast and the result of the count is that Mrs Sally Knowles has been duly elected Parent-Governor.
Our thanks go to the other two candidates - Mr Brian Nuttall and Mrs Jacqui Woodhams for standing for election.  Thanks also to all parents who sent in their ballot forms.

Mr. S. Tierney

Year 11 Prom

Once again students at St Mary’s excelled themselves at the Annual College Prom at Garstang’s Crofter’ Hotel. About 130 Year 11 students and 30 staff celebrated the leaving of the Year 11 students as they go on study leave in anticipation of their GCSE examinations. The students were picked up from College on Thursday evening and taken by coach to Crofters’ where they enjoyed dinner followed by dancing late into the night. The students attending looked magnificent in their ball gowns, dress suits and in one case a Royal navy uniform. It was a great occasion for everybody, especially the staff who all feel privileged to have worked alongside such splendid young people over the last five years.
The students are in College today for the Leavers’ Mass celebrated by Father Bernard and a Final Assembly and we wish them Good Luck in the examinations over the next few weeks.  Visit the Gallery for photos from the Year 11 Prom evening.

Years 9 & 10 Coursework

Mr Preston sitting his eleven plus exams
GCSE coursework is now well underway for year 10 in most subjects.  Some subjects aim to complete coursework altogether in Year 10, others to complete certain sections.  To help students stay on target  we have arranged several coursework days during next half term.  It is most important that students attend on these days and that the make the most of this time.  The dates are as follows:

Wednesday 7 June: Option C
Friday 9 June: English
Monday 12 June: Science
Wednesday 14 June: Option B
Tuesday 20 June: Option A
Friday 23 June: Maths
Coursework days for Year 9:

On Monday 5 June and Monday 12 June there will be intensive coursework days for year 9.  One day will be spent on ICT coursework for the GCSE exam to be taken next year, the other day will be used to get a head start on GCSE coursework in English.  Attendance on both these days is crucial!