St Mary’s Catholic School

Name St Mary’s Catholic School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 13 May 2009
Address Benton Park Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7PE
Phone Number 01912153260
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1364 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.0
Academy Sponsor Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 15.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.9%
Persisitent Absence 13.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

St Mary’s school is situated on the northern edge of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was awarded specialist humanities status in 2007 and has held Healthy Schools status for the last five years. In 2008, it was awarded the Enviro-Schools Gold Award for its work on caring for the environment and the Diana Award for the work of its school council. Most students are drawn from local Catholic primary schools. A higher than average proportion come from minority ethnic heritages and do not speak English as a first language. Students come from a very wide range of backgrounds including some who live in areas of significant social and economic disadvantage. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is slightly higher than the national average. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate