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Ethos and Values

St Mary’s is a Roman Catholic High School with a proud heritage in Chesterfield and within the Hallam Diocese. As a school community we live by the values Jesus taught in the Gospel; values such as humility, patience, tolerance, and unconditional love of others.

Our Mission Statement, which runs through everything we do, is that we will ‘Live, love and learn in the Light of Christ’. This means that as a school we endeavour to give pupils and staff an opportunity to live out the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church; to be witnesses to our shared faith. Alongside this, all members of our community are encouraged to embrace the unconditional love that Jesus speaks of in the Gospels; we are asked to be Good Samaritans to all those we come across, sharing our gifts and talents to help those in need and to be examples of forgiveness. Our school is a place of academic learning, but also an environment where everyone can engage in their own spiritual development and access all the necessary resources to fulfil their own personal vocation.