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Headteacher's 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.

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 is soon to be the biggest Catholic school in the country serving over 2400 students from Hull and the East Riding. In the coming year we will be adding significantly to our state of the art campus, theatre and 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.

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 are delighted to have been accredited as a World Class School in 2017 and that we have been asked to be one of two lead schools for the World Class Schools network in the UK. It is a wonderful endorsement of the commitment of staff and students and of the very special nature of life at St Mary’s College.

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,

Ged Fitzpatrick