Sixth Form

I am very proud of the Sixth Form at St Mary’s. I believe it is an exceptional place to study. Our A level teachers are hard working and enthusiastic, all academic specialists in their subject areas.

The culture at St Mary’s is one of teachers working really closely with their sixth form students, being very generous with their time to support and develop our students. Sixth Form lessons are calm and purposeful; students can enjoy being enthusiastic and eager to contribute – because that is the norm here.

The atmosphere in St Mary’s Sixth Form is very friendly and supportive. We have very high expectations of conduct and behaviour; students treat each other with kindness and respect. One of the first things you will notice is how polite and courteous we are with each other.

Sixth Form tutors and senior Pastoral staff in St Mary’s Sixth Form offer a great deal of support and advice. I am particularly proud of how we prepare students for their applications to university and work. Finally our facilities are superb. We have excellent individual study areas for quiet work as well as group study rooms and a wonderful all-day cafeteria exclusively for Sixth Form.

As I say, an exceptional place to study A levels.

Mr C Bradley Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form

Sixth Form applications for 2020 admission is now open. Please see Sixth Form Admissions for further details.


Message from Head boy & Head girl

Head Boy Message


My name is Will Hickey and I am the Head Boy at St Mary's. As Head Boy, I hold the joint highest position of responsibility available to students at St Mary’s. My role consists largely of fundraising for the school charity, which this year is Macmillan Chesterfield, representing the school at a number of different events throughout the year, and working with the rest of the School Council to think of ways to improve the school. St Mary’s is a wonderful school community which I have loved being a part of for the last seven years, and I feel deeply privileged to have been selected by staff and peers to fulfil the role of Head Boy.


Head Girl Message


My name is Niamh Scattergood, I am part of the School Council at St Mary’s and have the honour of the role as Head Girl. This puts me, along with the rest of the council, in one of the highest positions of influence at St Mary’s, and I whole-heartedly aim to act upon this. This year, with our new chosen charity being Macmillan, we intend to focus on local-based projects, reaching out to causes in and around Derbyshire that we can not only raise money for, but awareness, too. Everyone is just as important to our school community as each other, and so we also really hope this year to get everyone across the school involved in fundraising, activities and events to come together and contribute to such a worthy charity. It is an honour to be able to attain this position in a place I have loved and thrived in for seven years, and I am excited to see and be a part of the great opportunities for St Mary’s this year.