Following a recent Year 7 parental survey, the following positive feedback was received by the majority of respondents to each of these statements.

I believe that the school supports my child well on his/ her Faith journey.

The transition arrangements for my child to settle in when he/she started St Mary’s were excellent.

My child enjoys attending St Mary’s and is happy at the school.

My child is making good progress at St Mary’s.

St Mary’s students are well-behaved and there is an excellent climate for learning.

Staff expect my child to work hard and do his/her best.

I am comfortable approaching the school with questions, problems or complaints.

There is a good range of activities in school that my child finds interesting and enjoyable.

St Mary’s is led and managed well.

Other Year 7 parental comments included:

Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his first year at St Mary’s. He feels happy and secure and challenged in his work. We felt that all the teachers really know our child – his strengths and areas to improve. Thank you for taking such good care of him and his education. We are extremely happy with St Mary’s. All the staff, from the office to Heads of Year, have been great and so helpful. Thanks.

An excellent first year at St Mary’s. Staff have been great and so focused on encouraging my daughter to thrive. I’m looking forward to my other children coming to this outstanding school.

Thank you for all your hard work and for teaching my child who thoroughly enjoys coming to school and has flourished this year.

Our son has really enjoyed his first year at St Mary’s. He has been really happy in his form this year and has made lots of friends. Thank you.

Our daughter has fully immersed herself into school life. She seems to have joined every club on offer to her and is full of enthusiasm for school. A great first year.

Our child has made great progress this year, academically and socially. He is a quiet boy but has made some good friends and his confidence is growing by the day. It is lovely to see.