Saint Mary's CatholicVoluntary AcademyLet the light of Jesus shine through in all we think and say and do


Welcome toSaint Mary's CatholicVoluntary AcademyLet the light of Jesus shine through in all we think and say and do


Welcome to Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy.


We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

As a Catholic school we live and learn by following the teachings of Jesus and pray together as a school and parish community. The welfare and education of the children are at the heart of everything we do. At Saint Mary’s we hope that your child will feel happy and valued during their time with us.

We expect children and staff to work hard and be extremely purposeful so that together we can achieve the best for everyone.

All children are given every opportunity to succeed. They are encouraged to become lifelong learners, switched onto Numeracy and Literacy. We strive to open young minds to be experimenters, researchers, explorers and discoverers. Every child receives learning tailored to his or her needs.

As you enter our school we hope you experience a buzz of excitement, with children engaged in learning beyond the classroom and children using the latest technology.

Our school is blessed to be in the rural surroundings of the High Peak and we take an active role in local community events. We work in partnership with our secondary school St Thomas More in nearby Buxton and the wider community of Catholic schools, as part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

We will always endeavour to support you as parents and carers, as we recognise the importance of working together. I look forward to meeting you and your family, and invite you to see for yourself why our little school gets big results.

Mrs Kim Payce-Drury, Head of School

Mr Graham Lobb, Executive Headteacher

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