At St Mary’s, we promote an inspirational culture in which everyone feels valued and challenged in order to reach their potential. Our comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme greatly contributes towards this.


By considering the future:

  • Pupils will be motivated in the present so that they will make the most of academic and personal opportunities.
  • Pupils will see how many opportunities are out there and feel confident in questioning and challenging barriers to those opportunities.
  • Pupils will develop skills to make choices that are right for them, that enable them to secure those opportunities, and deal successfully with the challenges of the world of work.


Who Can Help You?

Dr E Dando, our specialist Careers Leader, can be a useful first point of contact. Pupils can find her in the science department.


Phone: 01246 201191


Andrea Killingsworth, our Careers Adviser, is available for individual careers appointments and careers queries. She works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and pupils can find her in the Careers Office in Portacabin 1.



Mrs C Thurlow is the Higher Education Coordinator, supporting pupils in preparing and submitting applications for university.


Mrs M Hogan is the Sixth Form Administrator and is a useful first point of contact regarding work experience opportunities for Year 12 or 13.