Welcome to St Mary’s

Welcome to the website of St Mary’s school and college. St Mary’s is truly a special place where children of all ages come to learn and live together. I have been privileged to lead this school with my colleagues since September 2015 and we are incredibly proud of all the school has achieved.

We pride ourselves in supporting students who have not succeeded in their local special schools to excel in both their learning and communication skills through a structured and integrated approach to learning.

The school has a strong ethos of support and challenge, which is evident throughout an integrated working day.

St Mary’s understands that when children are supported with an exciting age-appropriate curriculum they are able to learn new skills so that they can become independent within society.

I would personally like to invite you come and visit our school so that you can truly understand what we can offer you and your child.

We will be happy to give you a tour of our very specialist facilities and our new specially designed ‘shopping mall’ which we will be opening after the Easter holidays. Our shopping mall  will provide a professional environment where our older pupils will be learning to run a variety of business including a hair salon, café, bank and general stores.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.

Amanda Clugston
Consultant Principal

“The interim Principal and members of the interim management board (IMB) have made the leadership and future success of the school a personal matter”, Ofsted 2016

“Drawing judiciously on their excellent leadership skills and experience, the interim Principal and her team have taken hold of a troubled staff and parent body and rebuilt the community’s morale and confidence remarkably quickly”, Ofsted 2016

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