Academic Excellence

Holy Mary British Catholic School caters for children aged two years to eighteen years old (our oldest year group is moving into Yr11 and are following the GCSE programmes of study) offering the British curriculum. It is a school in great demand due to the quality of education it offers and to the high standards it sets. All the teachers offering the British programmes of study are trained in the UK and Ireland and with UK National Curriculum teaching experience.

All our students are exposed to a variety of formative and summative assessments that occur throughout the school year from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4, which helps us identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students and to provide base data against which we measure progress. All children are monitored and challenged through a wide variety of external assessments which include the Early Years Learning Goals, GL Assessments battery, CEM/Durham and subsequently, and more formally iGCSEs and A Levels.

A tracking system is in place to monitor progress and this is feedback to parents through the termly report and through the Parent’s Meetings. Student progress is measured against this data to identify the value added which the school provides for each child.

Academic Excellence comes with excellent staffing, strong discipline and with a culture of students taking responsibility for their learning. The school also provides quality resources which matches the curriculum.