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  • Christmas Concert

    Christmas Concert 2016
    St Mary’s Christmas Concert 2016

    After months of hard work and preparation by staff and students alike, the Christmas Concert was as brilliant as ever. With performances from students of all year groups performing a wide range of music, variety was certainly one of the most impressive parts of the show. From Green Day to Michael Bublé, Vaughan Williams to the Arctic Monkeys, the performances were each unique and amazing in their own way. St Mary’s is a fantastically talented school when it comes to music, and this shone through more than ever in the Christmas Concert.

  • London Trip

    Year 8 London Trip

    What an amazing time we had in London at the weekend. The trip started very early as we set off at 5am on a very icy Saturday morning. However, when we arrived in London, the sky was blue and the sun was shining brightly. This was perfect weather for our London Eye experience where we got to see all the famous landmarks in this fabulous, vibrant city. 

  • The Tailormade

    The Tailormade
    The Tailormade

    On Friday the 14th October we had an upcoming band come into school to perform to Y7 and Y8. The band were called ‘The Tailormade’ and were on a Drug Education, Peer Pressure & Life Skills themed school tour.  The lads have supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Rebecca Ferguson, performing to over 20,000 in London, Trafalgar Square, as well as being invited to perform at The Brit Awards last year.

  • Open Day

    Open Day 2016
    Open Day

    What a great day we had!  The school was a hive of activity on Saturday 24th September when Year 5 and Year 6 students and their parents came to see what St. Mary’s has to offer.  The science show wowed our visitors and the Spanish tapas was a delicious hit.  Every department in school had planned activities to entertain and give a flavour of what life is like at St. Mary’s. 

  • Year 7 First Day

    Welcome to Year 7!

    Our new Year 7 pupils made a great start to their school life at St. Mary's.  They looked marvellous in their uniforms and really made us proud of them.  After a Welcome Assembly with Mr Dawson and Mrs Brahms they spent time in form and getting their photos taken before going off to lessons.  

  • Word Millionaires

    Word Millionaires
    Word Millionaires trip to Waterstones

    This academic year the whole of Year 7 have been participating in the Accelerated Reader Programme in the Library. Students have been taking quizzes on all the books they read. This generates a word count for all the books they have read. 10 St Mary’s student have read over a million words this year, and as a reward these students were invited on a trip to Waterstones in Deansgate, Manchester with Mrs McInnes and Miss Putt.

  • DofE Expedition

    Y9 Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition

    Well done to the 51 Y9 Duke of Edinburgh students who braved the weather and completed their qualifying expedition.  Students demonstrated great resilience and teamwork to self-navigate across 20 Kilometres of tough terrain. We are very proud of what you have achieved throughout the award this year. Congratulations on your achievement!

  • Welcome Day

    Welcome Day
    Welcome Day and Evening

    What a wonderful Welcome Day and Evening we have just had.

    Our Year 6s arrived bright and ready to work and they got so much from today. We were really proud of the way that they got "stuck in" to tasks and rose to the challenge of meeting new people and making new friends.  They have found their way around, had lunch and got to know their tutor.  This evening they have seen our talented Year 7 and 8s in their Annie performance and had the opportunity to introduce their tutor to their parents.

  • Micro:Bits Are Go!

    Micro:Bits Are Go!

    Y7 have been getting to grips with their free BBC Micro:Bits in Computing lessons over the past few weeks.  The Micro:Bit is a free mini computer that is being given away to every Y7 in the country by the BBC.  In lessons we have been learning how to program our Micro:Bits to perform tasks such as displaying messages, displaying images and modelling simple games like rock paper scissors.  The device has loads of cool features such as a built in compass, Bluetooth and accelerometer (tilt sensor).

  • Transition Tasters!

    Transition Tasters
    Transition Tasters!

    Our Year 7s for 2016 have been paying us some visits in the last few weeks to try out some lessons and spend some time in school with us.

    We have seen all of our children and are delighted to Welcome them as our new students.  Children have completed experiments in Science, learned new Spanish words and completed chocolate investigations in History.

  • Lego Challenge

    Lego Challenge
    STEM club triumph at LEGO Mindstorm Space challenge competition

    On Wednesday 25th May Dr Rosser, Mr Jones and six KS3 students attended the LEGO Space Challenge North-West finals which was hosted at the Catalyst museum in Widnes. The students involved on the day were: George Baylis, Ciaran Coll, Rohan Mannion, Christian Robinson, Megan Smith and Annabelle Pollitt-Walmsley.

  • RAF Workshop

    RAF Tasters
    Year 9 RAF Engineering Workshop

    On Friday 27th May Dr Rosser arranged for the touring RAF engineering workshop to come into school to inspire half of Year 9. The students who were in Science, all saw this fantastic workshop. The presenters described the career opportunities within the RAF for engineers.

  • France Trip

    France Trip
    Y7 to 9 France Trip

    Students from Year 7 to 9 enjoyed a wonderful 5 day visit to France over half term. Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits as students screamed their way around Disneyland Paris' finest attractions. The day rounded off with dancing and singing to the character parade and a delicious meal in Planet Hollywood. We travelled into Paris where the rain had caused the river to be too high for our cruise on the Seine. However, students did get a good view of the Eiffel Tower whilst eating ice creams!

  • Duke of Edinburgh

    Duke of Edinburugh
    Duke of Edinburgh

    Well done to the 56 Y9 students who completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice expedition at Waddecar. We are very proud of what you achieved over the weekend and all of you showed great resilience #ChallengeAccepted

  • Y8 Uni Visit

    Bolton Uni Visit
    Y8 Bolton University Visit

    On the 13th of May a cohort of Y8 students visited the University of Bolton for an action packed day. Students participated in a University quest, attended a lecture, attended various workshops and finally watched a theatrical performance. The whole experience was planned to give students a flavour of University life and raise aspirations. Well done to the students involved!

  • Science Week

    Science Week
    Science Week

    Great turn out from students in year seven to sixth formers helping out and getting involved in our science fair. Students presented and manned lots of different projects sharing their expertise. Sixth formers dissected a heart and showed younger students the different chambers and functions.

  • Space Engineer

    Space Engineer Visit
    Talk from Space Engineer

    KS3 Students in the astronomy club and sixth form students enjoyed a talk on space telescopes from a space engineer. We discovered details about the Hubble and Kepler Telescopes and found out about the development of the new James Webb Space Telescope.

Assistant Headteacher - Director for Key Stage 3
Assistant Director for Key Stage 3
Year Leads
Year 7 - Mr S Barnes
Year 8 - Mrs L Lomas
Year 9 - Mrs H Beeley