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St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy
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St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy is a top rated, Secondary, Co-Ed, Roman Catholic school located in Derbyshire, East Midlands.

It has 1353 students from age 11-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 15 : 1.

This school rated Outstanding by recent Ofsted inspection.

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The Hallam Diocese and Chesterfield both have a great history with the Roman Catholic high school St. Mary's. We uphold the principles that Jesus outlined in the Gospel as a school community—principles like humility, tolerance, and unwavering love for others. We shall "Live, Love, and Learn in the Light of Christ," according to our mission statement, which guides everything we do. This means that as a school, we make an effort to provide students and staff with opportunities to embody Jesus' and the Catholic Church's teachings and serve as witnesses to our common faith. Alongside this, all members of our community are encouraged to embrace the unconditional love that Jesus speaks of in the Gospels; we are asked to be Good Samaritans to all those we come across, sharing our gifts and talents to help those in need and to be examples of forgiveness. Our school is a place for academic study, but it is also a setting where everyone can pursue their own spiritual growth and have access to all the tools they need to pursue their unique calling. Siobhan Garth, our lay chaplaincy coordinator, works with staff members and students in all Key Stages to advance both the school's and the students' spiritual and prayer lives. Siobhan works full-time and can be found in the chapel's vicinity at her office. Siobhan is available for meetings with students and staff to talk about whatever they think she might be able to help with, including mourning, prayer, friendship concerns, etc. Siobhan oversees two chaplaincy groups—one in KS3 and one in KS5—and helps students get ready for Form Masses, which are held every other week during Friday lunch in the school. Siobhan designs and manages some of the retreats we have in KS3 and KS5.
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Phase of Education Secondary Secondary Secondary
Type Academies Academies Academies
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B-
Ofset report Outstanding Good Requires Improvement
Age range 11-18 11-18 11-18
Gender Co-Ed Co-Ed Co-Ed
Student teacher ratio 15.6 18 17.2
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy Ratings & Reviews
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Bullying police needs to improve. They only listen to one side of the story. When they listen to both sides, they never consider them both. Food doesn't reflect the prices. Pasta is often soggy and watery.
Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.27 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 60.2 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 70% 31.24% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 84% 43.61% 45.2%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 47% 18.45% 24.8%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 40% 10.36% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 45% 13.77% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 5.5 2.72 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 98% 85.82% 90.41%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 198 131 140
Pupils staying in education 95% 79.75% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 18% 36.82% 34.06%
School sixth forms 75% 26.93% 30.68%
Sixth form colleges 1% 7.61% 10.44%
Other education destinations 1% 8.39% 11.12%
Pupils in apprenticeships 2% 3.09% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 1% 3% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.31 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 54.6 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 57% 7 29.63% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 80% 1 44.55% 43.33%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 33% 22.25% 25.71%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 24% 3 10.79% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 30% 2 15.23% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 4.74 2.77 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 97% 83.69% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 195 126 135
Pupils staying in education 90% 73.69% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 28% 34.63% 33.38%
School sixth forms 62% 27.29% 31.08%
Sixth form colleges 0% 8.91% 8.48%
Other education destinations 1% 2.83% 11.14%
Pupils in apprenticeships 5% 6.43% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 2% 3.63% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.27 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 56.2 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 64% 5 28.71% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 81% 42.79% 42.55%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 36% 20.5% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 27% 1 8.58% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 32% 4 12.65% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 4.93 2.66 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 97% 90.43% 84.86%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 194 151 140
Pupils staying in education 94% 77.43% 73.89%
Further education college or other further education provider 30% 39.25% 28.38%
School sixth forms 62% 31.21% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges - 6.11% 9.11%
Other education destinations - 1.21% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships 2% 5.57% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment 2% 3.21% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.28 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 54.6 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 59% 29.51% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 81% 44.71% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 33% 21.17% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 28% 13.56% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 28% 14.71% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 96% 87.79% 85.18%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 194 160 144
Pupils staying in education - 76% 58.14%
Further education college or other further education provider - 42.83% 30.59%
School sixth forms 66% 33.13% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges 0% 4.63% 9.01%
Other education destinations 0% 0.21% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 5% 8.96% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment - 3.79% 2.46%
A level exam result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 38.34 33.03 33.36
Average grade B - -
Average points (Best 3) 37.95 31.29 32.43
Average Grade (Best 3) B- - -
AAB or higher 19.9% 15.29% 17.63%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 145 156 249
Students staying in education 82% 58.23% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 3% 7.45% 4.98%
Students entering employment 7% 18.77% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 3% 7.91% 10.71%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 34.25 3 29.98 29.34
Average grade C+ - -
Average points (Best 3) 34.61 3 29.45 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 18.0% 10.62% 12.99%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 138 226 232
Students staying in education 82% 57.69% 57.23%
Students entering apprenticeships 2% 13.5% 7.77%
Students entering employment 8% 18.75% 21.03%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 5% 6.44% 8.81%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 37.27 2 29.21 28.97
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 37.93 1 29.52 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) B- - -
AAB or higher 25.0% 13.1% 13.27%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 1 3
Students staying in education 18 29.33% 31.71%
Students entering apprenticeships 2% 7.4% 5.54%
Students entering employment 14% 16.07% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 6% 3.33% 4.22%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 35.84 28.52 26.71
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 36.54 30.8 27.74
Average Grade (Best 3) B- - -
AAB or higher 20.9% 13.19% 12.59%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 2 3
Students staying in education 15 33.14% 36.45%
Students entering apprenticeships 3% 10.29% 6.37%
Students entering employment 10% 19.57% 20.08%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study - 3.93% 4.25%
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Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 30th Oct 2023 - 3rd Nov 2023
Winter Holidays 25th Dec 2023 - 5th Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 24th Jul 2024 - 3rd Sep 2024

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Autumn Term 4th Sep 2023 - 29th Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 4th Nov 2023 - 24th Dec 2023
Spring Term 6th Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 23rd Jul 2024
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Local authority ratio 18 : 1

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