The St Marylebone CE School
Westminster, United Kingdom
About The St Marylebone CE School
The St Marylebone CE School is an all-girls secondary with co-educational sixth form in Westminster, central London. It is affiliated with the Church of England and designated a National Teaching School. Since 2011, St Marylebone has had academy status.
The St Marylebone CE School welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds, races, cultures, faiths and genders. The School actively promotes diversity and inclusion across its community and our students come from a wide range of backgrounds: 40% of our students speak English as an additional language; 59% of our students come from backgrounds other than white British.
The secondary school is located next to St Marylebone Parish Church and is a short walk from Regent’s Park. The sixth-form facilities are based in nearby Blandford Street. St Marylebone was founded in 1791 and it carries the motto "An opportunity to excel". There are currently around 1,100 students, 300 of whom are in the sixth form.
Values and vision
St Marylebone CE School supports students to perform to the highest level in terms of commitment, effort and behaviour. It has embraced the religious and spiritual values of being a church school, as well as establishing a welcoming multi-faith community.
Students are encouraged to think critically, approaching issues with confidence both as individuals and cooperative members of a team. Teachers use the skills instilled in students to create a cohesive community setting, in which communication and respect are key.
The school has been a specialist arts college since 1998. It has since become a specialist school in mathematics and computing, and in special educational needs. This level of expertise has ensured St Marylebone is a model academic setting.
“This school is an exceptional place, where students flourish both academically and personally within a strong spiritual ethos. The school’s academic results have been sustained at a very high level since it became an academy; they are on track to be even better in 2014.”