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  • 17/04/18

    April 2018

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)   I am writing to introduce myself as Head teacher at St. Mary’s and to say what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to lead here.  I am very excited to start and now have the first couple of days under my belt!  Everyone has been incredibly w...
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  • 26/03/18

    Easter 2018

    Dear Parents and Carers   As we approach the end of a short and very busy term I want to thank you all for your support during my interim period as Acting Headteacher. I have appreciated all of your kind messages and encouragement. I am also grateful for your co-operation with the teachin...
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  • 15/01/18

    January 2018

    Dear Parents / Carers On behalf of all staff at St Mary’s I wish you a happy New Year. It has been a hectic start to the new term.  I had just started to work closely with Stuart Wetson, the new Head Teacher, who starts after the Easter holiday, when I received a call last Wednesday...
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  • 18/12/17

    December 2017

    Final Goodbye   It is Monday morning and my last full day at St Mary’s with children present. It is a very strange feeling after eighteen years at the school. However, despite the strangeness of it all, I can say that it has been a privilege to serve the community that is St Mary...
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  • 08/11/17

    November 2017

    Last Days Recently I did a rough calculation to work out how many days teaching I have completed. Assuming a 195 day school year, it comes to in excess of 8,100 days in a 42 year career. Of that I have been a head teacher for over 4,200 days. As I write I have just 22 working days remaining. To c...
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  • 18/07/17

    July 2017

    As the summer holiday looms ever near, the pace at St Mary’s barely seems to relent. Sports Day has been completed for another year, reward trips have come and gone and there have been a number of other extra-curricular outings and events. Now it is time for the annual Eisteddfod to start, the...
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  • 04/04/17

    Easter Message 2017

    Dear Parents and Carers Easter 2017 – A Message From Clive Lambert, Head Teacher I hope you are all well. So much has happened both in school and on a national scale since I last wrote to you that I must be careful not to turn this letter into an extended news bulletin.  However...
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  • 20/12/16

    Christmas Wishes

    Dear Parents/Carers As we approach the end of term I would like to wish you all a happy and restful Christmas break.   It has been another busy and productive few weeks at school. During this season of Advent, we have listened to three excellent presentations from local organisations c...
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  • 01/12/16


    We now enter the season of advent, ‘A Time of Hope’ and we look forward to the Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ. In school we are having a series of assemblies linked to the Year of Mercy. Each week has a key speaker who leads the assembly and we have heard from the S...
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  • 03/11/16


    Today is All Saints Day and we are busy preparing for the school Mass at 11.00. After the excitement generated in the media and retail outlets up and down the country for Halloween, it is good to reflect today on our role as Saints. God has called upon us all to be Saints, we reflect that in our act...
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  • 06/10/16

    Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new school website. My name is Clive Lambert and I have the privilege to be head teacher of St Mary’s RC High School. There are around 750 boys and girls from all parts of Herefordshire and beyond in our school community. We are the only Catholic secondary school in the cou...
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