All are welcome at St Mary’s, regardless of ethnic or religious background as our core values of hard work, self-respect, respect for others and morality are universal.
We offer academic qualifications up to A-level in Sixth Form, alongside vocational courses. Revision sessions are held and students are encouraged and guided through the examination process to achieve their academic goals.
As part of our holistic approach to educating our students, we offer a well-rounded curriculum with extra opportunities to engage at a deeper level with the subject. Students studying GCSE Home Economics recently attended a food preparation course with a celebrated chef, and the girls’ PE class was invited to meet the women’s England rugby team at Streatham and Croydon rugby club.
For a number of years we have been extremely fortunate to have a close working relationship with the Old Vic theatre with pupils taking part in Director’s Workshops, meeting director and actor Kevin Spacey. In addition the Mousetrap Theatre Trust provides us with funded tickets for stage productions and pupils are taken to see recordings of live TV shows to gain an understanding of TV production.
We offer a triple BTech award and GCSE in Sports Science and are fortunate in having excellent sports facilities both on site and in the surrounding area. Our students visit the local gym for fitness classes, we have dry court facilities, the largest sports hall in Croydon and two playgrounds.