St Mary's RC High School 'A Specialist Science College'
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
About St Mary's RC High School 'A Specialist Science College'
St Mary's RC High School is a co-educational voluntary aided school based in Herefordshire for students aged 11-16. It is a Roman Catholic school. The school was in 1861.
It is federated with St Josephs RC Primary school in Ross-on-Wye. Sharing the same governing body and headteacher, the schools work closely together.
Values and vision
St Mary's RC High School has developed further its science college status. At the end of year 9 students are offered the opportunity to study the separate sciences in year 10.
The school has high expectations of its students and its Catholic ethos permeates the school curriculum.
Pupils learn about love, compassion, hope, and forgiveness through worship, reflection and working together. The school wishes to promote a knowledge and understanding of religious issues whilst nurturing a sense of spirituality in each student.
Students are also encouraged to become independent learners.
“Teaching is good and there are examples of outstanding teaching across several subject areas, including English and mathematics. Behaviour is outstanding and attendance is above average because the school’s distinctive ethos promotes a caring and accepting learning environment where students feel happy and secure. Leaders are improving teaching by supporting teachers to put into effect the latest research in best practice in the classroom. Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and hold senior leaders effectively to account.”