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Governance and Finance

The Governors, along with the Staff and we believe the parents and pupils, are justifiably proud of the school; not only the academic attainment, which is remarkable, but the ethos which whilst difficult to define is at the heart of everything we seek to achieve.

Our objective is to offer a school which will enable all of our pupils to develop their full capability in every aspect of their lives not only academic but also spiritual, cultural, and sporting.

As Governors we bring a wide range of experience and skills to our task of guiding the school. 

Together, our hope is that we can make a real contribution to the continued development of St Mary’s as a good place to learn both for our present students and for our future generations.

Our students come to us from very varied communities throughout North Derbyshire and the school is a microcosm of the social mix found in the area. We believe that they leave us ready to make their own unique contribution to society whatever their role. We hope that they are inspired by all that St Mary’s has helped them to experience and especially by the Christian principles which are the very foundations of our school’s existence.

We hope you find the website both informative and helpful. 


Governance Reports (please see below)

The minutes of all Governors' meetings are available for inspection at the Academy's Registered Office.

A record of attendance at meetings of the Governing Board and Governors' Committees may be found in the Annual Report and Financial Statements. 


Financial Reports (please see below) 

For Financial Benchmarking please see the link below. 

St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy - Schools Financial Benchmarking - GOV.UK (schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk) 


Page Downloads Date  
Memorandum1215 30th Nov 2022 Download
ArticlesofAssociation1215 30th Nov 2022 Download
Annual Report and Accounts Year Ended 31 August 2021 28th Mar 2023 Download
Annual Report and Accounts Year Ended 31 August 2022 28th Mar 2023 Download
Funding Agreement 29th Mar 2023 Download
Annual Report and Accounts Year Ended 31 August 2023 19th Dec 2023 Download
Code of Conduct September 2023 08th Jan 2024 Download
Committee Membership and Responsibilities January 2024 08th Jan 2024 Download
Governors Business and Pecuniary Interests 2024 24th Jan 2024 Download
Categories of Governor and Terms of Office June 2024 06th Jun 2024 Download