Sunday Times Secondary School of the Year 2023

St. Mary's Grammar School

Our Story

St. Mary’s is a co-educational, Catholic Voluntary Grammar School located in the heart of Mid-Ulster, serving pupils from three counties-Derry, Tyrone and Antrim.

St. Mary’s is an over-subscribed school with a current enrolment of 1109 pupils. Throughout its history, the school has committed itself to the pursuit of academic excellence and to enabling each pupil to fulfil his/her potential. St. Mary's pupils annually excel in public examinations with many featuring among the top GCSE and A-Level candidates in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

St. Mary’s is a school which concerns itself with the holistic development of each young person in its care and strives to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all pupils. The school’s pastoral care system is designed to support the academic, personal, social, emotional, spiritual and moral development of all pupils.

The school boasts a wide and varied extra-curricular portfolio. Extra-curricular successes have seen St. Mary’s pupils placed on provincial, national and global stages. St. Mary's past pupils can be found in many countries in the world, contributing to their communities and economies in significant and positive ways.

St. Mary's is fortunate to have most loyal and supportive parents/guardians who are committed to the values the school represents and work in partnership with the school to ensure that its aims are achieved. In recent years, St. Mary’s has gone from strength to strength, enjoying much success and achieving many accolades.