St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6


Our Mission


Our ambition is to serve our community by providing an excellent education, which is inclusive and distinctive within the context of Christian belief and practice.


  • To be recognised as a provider of educational excellence within a creative and nurturing environment reinforced through vibrant opportunities
  • To raise standards of achievement by focussing on our core business of teaching and learning
  • To deliver an enquiry based ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each learner
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development within our Christian ethos for every learner
  • To uphold our values in the daily life of the Academy and in our relationships with others


Our Vision


‘We Promise to Shine Together’

'Let the light of your face shine upon us.' (Psalm 4:6)


God made a promise to love and care for us and our world. In the light of that multi-coloured love and care, we make a promise to value ourselves and each other to be the best we can be. To shine brightly to glorify him and all of his works and fulfil our responsibilities as stewards of all creation. We acknowledge our gifts come from God and believe that each of us has immeasurable value and infinite worth. It is through our relationship with God and each other that we will achieve more and shine brighter.


Our Values


Respect – We recognise the rights of others and our responsibilities towards them
Acceptance – We accept others for who they are, as they are
Compassion – We share in the lives of each other through our relationships
Forgiveness – We request and show forgiveness of each other
Courage – We take risks, learn from mistakes and work for justice
Integrity – We show integrity through our words and actions doing the right thing at all times