Sunday Times Secondary School of the Year 2023

St. Mary's Grammar School

Vision and Aims


Inspiring Excellence,

Fulfilling Potential


Our mission is to provide a stimulating, challenging and caring environment that allows each individual to develop to his/her full potential.


We aim to:

  • create a vibrant living faith community where everyone is encouraged to live the Gospel values and be committed to a Christian way of life;
  • challenge and stimulate the minds of pupils through excellent teaching, diverse learning opportunities, and a rich, balanced curriculum;
  • provide pupils with every opportunity to flourish academically and to develop their skills, gifts and talents as individuals;
  • tailor personalised learning and specialist support to meet the needs of pupils so that they reach their full potential;
  • offer an extensive extra-curricular programme that enriches and extends the curriculum, encouraging pupils to explore and develop their personal interests;
  • develop wide ranging opportunities for pupil leadership to enable pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and qualities they will need to be leaders in the future;
  • support and encourage pupils to play an active and responsible role in society, to develop as global citizens and to use their talents for the service of others; and
  • work in close partnership with parents/guardians and members of the wider community to provide the best possible education for all pupils.


The work of our school is underpinned by our Core Values of:

  • Respect and Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Humility