Academic Excellence


Centenary Fund

SMC Centenary logo long CMYK-1

Follow us
facebook-small-logo twitter-small-logo 
School Links
ISI Interim Report May 2011

View the findings and download the full report here

Welcome from the Principal


Welcome to St. Mary's College: we are a thriving community which places a high value on outstanding academic achievement and all-round personal development, as well as our central emphasis as a Catholic school which welcomes boys and girls of all faiths.  


Our school is built on strong values which emphasise the importance of caring for others and striving for excellence in all we do. At St. Mary’s our pupils are challenged to achieve, taught a sense of what is right, encouraged to show initiative, nurtured in spiritual growth and shown the importance of teamwork. Our rich programme of extra-curricular activities equips our pupils with the skills and values which will guide and support them throughout their lives. 


We hope that you find this site informative and will be sufficiently attracted by its contents to come and visit us for a taste of life at St. Mary's: visitors remark upon the special atmosphere at our school and the warm welcome offered by our pupils and staff.

Success at St. Mary's is measured by much more than examination results: achievement encompasses music, sport, initiatives for others as well as the spiritual growth of all members of our community.  I invite you to visit us and experience for yourself the essence of St. Mary's.

Mr Michael Kennedy, BSc, MA



Latest News

A message from the Principal
    2015 League Tables The government recently published its annual performance data for secondary schools in England but this year’s league tables have caused confusion amongst parents as well as frustration and anger from many schools, especially those in the independent sector. New league table measures have been
St. Mary's students rehearse ambitious production of Ancient Greek tragedy
  Students at St. Mary’s College are busy rehearsing an ambitious production of a 2,500-year-old play which will be presented over two nights next month. Middle and Upper School pupils will perform Ajax, the Ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th February. The first performance of the
St. Mary's event puts the spotlight on the aerospace industry
  Sixth Formers at St. Mary’s were given advice on how to land a career in one of the North West’s most successful manufacturing industries recently. Airbus Design and Stress Engineer Daniel Holland was the VIP guest at the latest in a series of lunchtime careers lectures at the school. He was educated
St. Mary's College looks back on a year of achievement
St. Mary’s College looked back on another successful year at its annual prize day recently.  Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was the spectacular setting for the event which was held as an evening ceremony for the second time. The VIP guest at this year’s event was former pupil Mike Cunningham, Her Majesty’s
St. Mary's pupils enjoy Pyrenees ski trip
The oldest ski resort in Spain was the destination when a party of more than 50 pupils from St. Mary’s headed off on the school’s annual ski trip recently. The students - accompanied by eight members of staff - were based in La Molina in the Pyrenees in the province of Girona. Back in 1943 La Molina was the
Musical start to Christmas season for St. Mary's students
Pupils at St. Mary’s College made a musical start to the Christmas season when the school staged its annual carol concert. Staff, students and their families gathered at a packed SS Peter and Paul Church on Liverpool Road to enjoy the atmospheric service in the 100-year-old building. The concert - which was

Friends of St. Mary's Reunion Dinner

Friends of St. Mary's Reunion Dinner


Our Northern Reunion Dinner takes place at the Malmaison Hotel, Liverpool on Saturday 28th March. The event is a chance for all past pupils, staff and supporters from all years, to get together ...


School Calendar - Lent Term 2015

Please click on the link below to download the calendar dates for the Lent Term. 


Forthcoming Events
Wed, Feb 25th,
Classics/Drama production of Ajax

Sun, Mar 1st,
Choir Training Day

Tue, Mar 3rd,
Y8 Parent - Teacher Meeting

Thu, Mar 5th,

Thu, Mar 5th,
Y8 Independent Learning

Sat, Mar 7th,
DofE Y9 Bronze - Field Day Training

Mon, Mar 9th,
Y10 Exams begin

Tue, Mar 10th,
Y9 Options Evening

Wed, Mar 11th,
Careers Conference

Wed, Mar 11th,


          Royal Society_colour