The school will be closed from Monday 22nd December 2014 until Friday 2nd January 2015. Students return to school on Monday 5th January 2015 at 11.15am.
Requests for student absence during term time
Applications to take students out of school during term time (see dates here
) are strongly discouraged and are only approved by prior application to the Headteacher in exceptional or emergency circumstances
to a maximum of 10 days. Failure to request absence, not to comply with the Headteacher’s decision or exceeding any agreed leave period may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued. Please see the letter here
for more information. An application form is available here
or from the school office.
2014 Examination Certificates Available for Collection
Examination Certificates from 2014 and before are available for collection from the main reception in school. Please do not use the student entrances. If you need someone else to collect your certificates on your behalf, please provide them with a letter signed by you which gives them permission.
Free School Meals online checking service
You can quickly and easily check if your child is entitled to receive Free School Meals by using this website www.fsm.lgfl.net . After entering a few essential details, the online application process links to the Department for Education system and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.
We would like to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which goes unclaimed. You do not need to use this service if your child already receives Free School Meals.
School Uniform - Autumn Term
Please note that full school uniform must now be worn i.e. a blazer, shirt and tie and not polo shirts.
For further information regarding our uniform policy and expectations, please refer to your child's diary or the information pack given to you when your child began attending the school. You may also contact the school directly. Failure to comply will lead to school sanctions.
2014 GCSE Results Roll Of Honour - Please click here. Our full exam results and analysis will be available here shortly.
Our school will close in July 2016. As a result, we currently only have Years 10 and 11 and a small Year 13 cohort. We can only accept applications for Years 10 and 11 - for students born between 1st September 1998 and 31st August 2000. The curriculum we offer is available to view here
Applications must be made through the local authority where you live. For those who live in the London Borough of Barnet, the telephone number is 020 8359 7651 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
The 2014 SEN Code of Practice is effective from 1st September 2014.
London Borough of Barnet's local offer can be viewed via the following link: here
Educational provision ordinarily available for young people with SEND in Barnet maintained schools can be viewed here
Provision at St Mary's: This document can be read here
St Mary's SEN policy: The current Inclusion and SEN policy can be read here
The policy will be reviewed during 2014/15 in consultation with families and students to ensure full compliance with the Code of Practice.
St Mary's News
The July edition of St Mary's News is available to view here. Previous editions can be found under the "About Us" section above. The new edition will be available in December 2014.
Jack Petchey Awards Evening
On Thursday 3rd July at the Arts Depot, North Finchley, our Jack Petchey Award winners for the school year were presented with their medals.
Pictured with Councillor David Longstaff, the Deputy Mayor of Barnet, are Isaac Quaidoo, Carolyne Sarracino, Magdalena Domagala and Nanji Dashwep. Our other winners, who were unable to attend the ceremony, were Leema Malik, Wiktoria Nowak, Ali Mohamed, Vanda Franco and Christian Sossongo.
Our nominated charity this year is the Teenage Cancer Trust - please see this video for details of the work that they do.
On Tuesday 29th April 2014, we were delighted to receive a visit from Hailey Acton Deboick, who is a Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust. We were able to present her with a cheque for £1000, this being the first instalment of our charity fundraising this year. The photograph below shows Mrs Lapourides presenting the cheque to Hailey. We were delighted to present Hailey with another cheque for £1000 on Tuesday 21st October 2014.
Some of our students took part in a sponsored bag pack at Sainsbury's in New Barnet on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014 and raised further funds for the charity. They received certificates for their help.
Thank you for your continued support.
School Choir at the Barnet Schools Music Festival
The choir took part in the Barnet Schools Music Festival at the Arts Depot on 18th June 2014 and put on a fine display to impress all the primary schools attending. As ever they were a credit to St Mary's with their enthusiastic support for other acts and their friendliness and politeness towards everyone we met.
Education of children and young people in Barnet schools
Barnet Council has published a report for parents and carers about the achievements of children and young people in Barnet schools. The report also tells you where you can find out more. The council is keen to know what you think about the report.
The report is available at: http://www.barnet.gov.uk/schools-and-education.
Any comments, suggestions or feedback should be sent to: email@example.com.
The School Choir at the Women's World Day of Prayer service on Friday 7th March 2014
Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge
Congratulations to Desai Callum-Clarke, who finished in third place in the regional final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge at East Barnet School on Wednesday 29th January. We are all very proud of her!
You can see Desai's award-winning speech here.
Safer Internet Day Parental Link
Parent Governor Appointments
Mr Andy Pierre and Mrs Olubunmi Adeogun are the elected Parent Governors for the final years of St Mary's High School Governing Body.