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Welcome to St Mary’s. As Chair of Governors, I am delighted to introduce you to our school. Our school is a vibrant and inclusive community where every child is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential. We are committed to providing an excellent education that is rooted in Gospel values and Catholic traditions. Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that our pupils receive the best possible education and pastoral care.

We are proud of our school and the achievements of our pupils. We have high expectations of all our pupils and we work hard to ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education and for life beyond school.  

We believe that education is a partnership between home, school and parish and we value the support of parents and carers in helping us to achieve our aims for our pupils.  As a parent of three children who came to St Mary's, I am fortunate to have seen them flourish in this environment and I am pleased to continue to be involved with the school as that experience is offered to more children and families.

Thank you for your interest in St Mary’s RC High School. We look forward to welcoming you to our school community.



The full governing body meets at least once per term under the chairship of Mrs Lynn Johnson.

The governing body is supported by the following committees, each of which meets termly.

  • The resources committee;
  • The safeguarding committee;
  • The standards and curriculum committee;


Members of the public, including parents of children at St Mary’s, SHOULD NOT contact members of the governing body directly.  If they wish to raise a matter, they should contact the clerk to the governing body, Brendan Finlow, either by phoning 01432 850416 or by emailing

Further information on the governing body is available by the clerk, whose details are above.

Links to the following documents are below:

The members of the governing body as at 1 October 2023.

Constitution and committees of the governing body as at 1 October 2023;

Governing Body Committee Meetings – September 2023 – July 2024;

Summary of register of business interests for school governors as at 1 October 2023;

Governors’ attendance record – September 2022 to July 2023.


Brendan Finlow

Bursar and clerk to the governing body

October 2023