Letter to parents 15 July 2020

2020-21 Amended school day

Girls may return in summer dresses if they wish. If wearing winter uniform or summer dresses, girls from Y7 to Y9 must wear ankle socks. Girls in Y10 – Y11 may wear flesh coloured tights or ankle socks. Navy blue tights will be worn from September 28th.

Pupils do not need PE kit for their first PE lesson on their timetable.  The first PE lesson will be an induction period when everything is explained. On their first school day all pupils must be in proper full school uniform.

In order to minimise the use of changing rooms for PE we have asked children to come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE. They will need to wear plain navy blue joggers and bring their PE shorts and clean trainers with them in their bag to change into at the start of the PE lesson. It would be sensible to pack an extra pair of socks, St Mary’s polo shirt and a small towel so if they get wet/muddy they will have dry clothes to put on. Pupils may come to school in their school shoes or trainers with their PE kit but they will need to bring with them their astros/football boots/clean trainers depending on the activity they are doing that day. The PE department will issue information in the first induction lesson explaining the exact equipment needed. Of course as with all the covid measures we are putting in place they will be on continual review so we will inform parents promptly if further changes are needed based on the reality of circumstances as we implement these new measures.

Sixth Form Re-Opening Sixth Form September return to school

Sixth Form September return to school

2020-21 Amended school day

Y7-Y11 September 2020 information for parents

Y7-Y11 September return to school


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Important Safeguarding Notice:
If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact
Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 immediately.
You can find more information about support for children and families in Derbyshire by following this link Children and Family Services
Please remember that the ‘Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing’ area of our school website contains many links to useful services in our locality. There are many documents which provide guidance on how to manage our emotional health, including stress and anxiety, which may be of use to you at this challenging time.
Important Safeguarding Notice for Parents Carers and Pupils


Notice to Parents, Carers & Pupils:

Best Foot Forward! Preparing for a positive start back to school in September

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our pupils back in September for a fresh start and an exciting academic year. Please take some time to go through the presentations below to gain some useful tips on how you can be in the best shape to make a fantastic return to school and fulfil your potential.

Advice for pupils: (‘Best foot forward‘)

Guidance for parents & carers: (‘Advice for parents & carers‘)

Year 6 Application Information


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St Mary’s is a large, yet close community. We take pride in our excellent pastoral care and aim to work in partnership with parents and carers to enable pupils to grow into successful, independent and thoughtful young adults. Our school is also a place of academic excellence and an environment in which all pupils can engage in their own spiritual development, in order to fulfil their God-given vocations.

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