St Mary?s – an outstanding school for academic achievement
St Mary?s is recognised locally and nationally as an outstanding school for academic achievement. Based on our sustained high academic performance over time, the school was approached by central government to become a National Support School in 2011. We are one of just a handful of National Support Schools in the north-east, chosen from the small group of outstanding secondaries across the region. This work entails sharing our best practice to support schools regionally and nationally to raise academic achievement.
We are a core partner in two Teaching School Alliances in the north-east, with the mandate to develop high quality teaching across the region, including the training of new teachers for the profession. In each of our last four Ofsted and Diocesan inspections, St Mary?s academic achievement has been judged outstanding.