We are delighted to invite prospective students from Liverpool for a place at our school starting from September 2021
Our students are the best advertisement for what we achieve at St Mary’s. They will tell you that we are ambitious and we settle for nothing less than the best. This is drawn from our Mission as a Catholic college: “To Love and Serve Christ Within Us All.
Continually challenging ourselves to do even better for our students has underpinned our rapid improvement at GCSE level.
Excellent academic results are vital but we are equally committed to the personal spiritual, moral and social education of our students. We offer an exceptional programme of enrichment opportunities with fantastic opportunities both at home and abroad.
Our size is a great strength of the college. It enables us to offer a breadth of curriculum choice that is the envy of other schools. Our pastoral care is judged by external agencies as an example of excellent practice.
Our many successes are built on the partnerships we enjoy with our parents, partner primary schools, local parishes and the commitment of our Governing Body to keep supporting and challenging us to do even better. We are delighted with the fact that so many of our staff are also parents at St Mary’s.
I would love you, as parents of prospective students, to have the opportunity to spend the evening with our Sixth Form leavers at their Annual Leavers’ Ball. It is a privilege to be in the company of such fine young men and women ready to move on to the next stage of their lives. They tell me that their time at St Mary’s has been memorable in so many different ways.
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Frequently asked questions
St Mary’s Catholic College is currently accepting applications for September 2021. We are pleased to announce we are also accepting students from the Liverpool region for the first time.
Uniform update – you will be able to pre-order school uniform online. We have been in contact with the local uniform suppliers who stock St Mary’s uniform and they can accept orders over the telephone and online. They have confirmed that they have more than enough stock to meet demand and will be hoping to open their shops as soon as government guidance allows.
Our 3 main suppliers are:
Wirral Uniform Centre, Birkenhead
The Other Uniform Store, Brimstage
For more information about our uniform, click here
Getting to College via public transport is easy from most parts of Wirral and Liverpool.
There are a variety of school buses serving surrounding areas of our school as well as two train stations very close by. The most up to date information is on our college website in the section ‘travel routes to college’. We also actively encourage pupils to cycle to school and have ample bicycle stands where pupils lock up their bicycles on arrival.
Several dedicated education bus routes serve St Mary’s Catholic College in Wallasey with drop-off and pick-up points within walking distance from the College.
For the latest timetables and prices visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
Our nearest rail stations are Wallasey Village and Wallasey Grove Road, just a 5-10 minute. Frequent trains travel along the West Kirby and New Brighton routes on the Wirral Line. Connections are available from: Liverpool (change to Wirral Line at Moorfields or James Street). For more information, visit: www.merseyrail.org
*We will have more details available for travel to and from Liverpool shortly.
Year 7 students at St Mary’s have their very own toilets and playground to help them settle in. We also operate an early lunch start time for the first few weeks so pupils have adequate time to adjust to the new routine and serving arrangements in the dining room.
Staff also collect and return all Year 7 pupils to a central meeting point at the beginning of and of each lesson. We do this for the first 2 weeks of lessons to help our new pupils navigate their way to each classroom and familiarise themselves with their timetable without the worry of getting lost. It works really well.
We are working closely with primary schools and the Year 6 teachers to collect all key information and data to ensure a smooth transition into Year 7.
Primary colleagues and St Mary’s staff have very positive relationships and both parties are working collaboratively to meet pupil needs. However, if you feel there is new information that the primary may not be aware of, you are welcome to contact us via the school office on [email protected]
We collect information from your primary schools and ask them to recommend learning partners. These are peers that work well together to bring out the best in each other.
It is important to note that the groupings for form groups and lessons may differ depending on a child’s flightpath. This means that you may be with some friends during form time but will meet many other friends as you move from lesson to lesson.
The uniform requirements can be found in our induction powerpoint on our website. A strong and sturdy St Mary’s badged school bag will be needed to carry equipment and school books for the day.
Each day pupils will be required to have a blue or black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, compass, protractor and calculator. We advise coloured pencils and a sharpener would be useful. Additionally, pupils will be provided with a school planner. Equipment checks will be done daily during registration; it would be a good idea to practice being organised with all the equipment you need.
We are working hard to ensure each individual has a settled and positive start to their journey.
Unfortunately, we cannot confirm additional transition dates at this moment but we have plans in place for supporting Year 6 pupils and these will be acted upon as soon as we have the go-ahead.
If your child has a special educational need that you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact either of our SENDCOs, Mrs C Moor or Mrs M Todd via the school office on [email protected].