St Mary's College
Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
About St Mary's College
St Mary’s College is a mixed, Roman Catholic secondary school in Hull, East Yorkshire. The school accommodates approximately 1,600 pupils aged 11-18. St Mary’s merges Catholic, international, religious and British values to create a culturally diverse learning environment for students.
Formerly known as St Mary’s Grammar School, which was damaged by bombs in 1941, the school was renamed St Mary’s College in 1988. The school has been awarded specialist sports college status.
Values and vision
The school’s mission statement is educate students spiritually, morally, physically and academically to make them well-rounded human beings. St Mary’s College believes every student has the right to a full and exciting education. The school curriculum is rooted in the faith, practice and moral teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
St Mary’s College's sporting achievements have set it apart from other schools and its facilities have helped many pupils get involved with sports. Various extracurricular activities are also offered to pupils, from Budding Entrepreneur club to Backstage club. St Mary’s status as an International School has helped it foster a cultural and community feel. From the Green Generation project with Slovenia to an ICT project with Kenya and Nigeria, international schemes help to teach pupils about other cultures.
"St Mary’s College provides its students with an outstanding education. The outstanding care, guidance and support, good teaching and excellent curriculum combine to enable all students, regardless of their academic ability, to make outstanding progress. The Roman Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of the school. The school is, as one member of staff said, ‘a team’ working to ensure the best possible outcomes for students."