Free School Meals provision during school closure

Please find updated information here.

https://stmarylebone.school/2020/04/18/free-school-meals/

 

 

St Marylebone families receiving Free School Meals (FSM) should receive another Sainsbury’s voucher today, valid from Sunday 5th April for two weeks.  

Usually schools don’t provide FSM during school holidays but we know how difficult a time this is for families and hope this will at least make a small difference.  

After Easter, St Marylebone will start using the DfE’s scheme for FSM  during the school closure (see details recently announced by clicking here). 
 
If you receive FSM but have not received your voucher by Monday morning, please email info@stmaryleboneschool.com, giving your name, your child’s name and form, and using “FSM voucher not received” as the title of the email. 

St Marylebone School is now closed.

From Friday 20th March until further notice, St Marylebone School is closed, in line with government instruction.

We opened in the week of 23rd March only for certain groups of students in line with government instruction. The number attending was extremely low. Having worked closely with those families and following the government’s advice, we have established that these children and the staff required to support them are safer at home than travelling to school and mixing with others. As such, the School is now closed to everyone.

Contacting the School:
If parents or carers need to contact a member of staff, visit this page  and scroll down to find out how to email them. This page includes information about staff email addresses, safeguarding contacts and SEN.  Students should contact their teachers only via Google Classroom.

Students learning at home:
As per the closure letters, students are all being set work on Google Classroom to complete at home. All communication with teachers about this school work should be via Google Classroom.

We will also soon set up a way for parents to get weekly updates about what school work has been set on Google Classroom for their child. There are also lots of resources on websites such as Newsround, BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach which help parents know what kind of learning their child could be doing.

Over the next few days, we will add a webpage to the School’s website giving guidance on supporting children with additional learning needs.

Students’ wellbeing mental health and safety online:

This is of course on our minds. We recommend that the day is structured, not unlike the school day, with designated learning time, breaks for exercise, play and eating. Time away from screens and phones is really important.

Guidance about wellbeing, mental health and staying safe online can be read here.

Free School Meals:
The Department for Education is planning to launch a national voucher scheme for pupils entitled to Free School Meals. In the meantime the School intends to issue Sainsbury’s e-Gift Cards to parents / carers of these pupils. We expect to be able to do this in the coming days by text, which will provide a link to an e-Gift Card that can be presented on a mobile phone in store or, if preferred, printed off on paper to be taken to a store. If your child receives Free School Meals and you have not received your voucher by text, please email info@stmaryleboneschool.com  with the heading  FSM voucher not received, giving your name and your child’s name.

GCSE and A-Level grades:
We know that GCSE and A-Level students will be anxious about how their grades are to be awarded and what this will mean for 6th Form or university entry. The School is awaiting clear guidance and instructions from the Department for Education about this. When we know how it is to work, we will inform families.

Next steps:
We will be in touch if developments affect the School’s position and we hope it is not long until we see you all again. Keep learning, loving and being kind to each other!

We wish everyone in our community safety, health and peace in this difficult time and hope it will not be long before we see you again.

Ms Pugh.

St Marylebone School is closed.

St Marylebone School is closed, in line with government instruction. 

Certain vulnerable children and children of keyworkers:
If you are a family whose child falls into one of the categories for which the School is asked to open, you will have been contacted either by phone or via email and a Google Form about this.  The School is risk-assessing its ability to do offer this provision and hopes to have it in place by Tuesday morning.

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

Students learning at home:
As per the closure letters last week, students are all being set work on Google Classroom to complete at home.  All communication with teachers about this school work should be via Google Classroom. In the course of the week, we hope also to have set up a way for parents to get weekly updates about what school work has been set on Google Classroom for their child.  

The situation may change daily or weekly.  We will be in touch if developments affect the School’s position and / or provision. 

We wish everyone in our community safety, health and peace in this difficult time.



Well done GCSE students!

We celebrate today the achievements of students receiving their GCSE results today! St Marylebone is so proud of you for all your hard work and determination.

The results demonstrate students’ positive work ethic and commitment to their studies across all the subjects.

Students at St Marylebone have made significantly more progress on average than they would have done elsewhere, across the subjects. In general, our students have achieved a grade higher than the nationally-expected result. 

86% of students achieved a pass or higher in GCSE English and Maths.
85% of students achieved a pass or higher in GCSE Combined Science.
Students’ attainment and progress in languages, humanities, arts and STEM subjects are equally positive.

205 grade 9s have been achieved, meaning 15% of all grades are the highest possible grade.
30% of the grades achieved are grade 8 or 9 (A* / A**).
47% of the grades achieved are grade 7 or above (A or above).
50% of students achieved at least one grade 9.

One student achieved eleven grade 9s; four students achieved ten grade 9s; one student achieved 9 grade 9s; one student achieved 8 grade 9s.

Many students made exceptional progress from their starting points, enabling them to enroll for 6th Forms and colleges and go onto really exciting, worthwhile next steps in education. Well done all of you!

Congratulations also to the Year 10 students who got their RS GCSE results today; these are also a real achievement. Onwards and upwards!

Our thanks to parents and carers for their support and tenacity during the students’ demanding KS4; we know that GCSEs and their associated pressures are not easy – and yet we have loved having your children at St Marylebone.

The results also speak for the great commitment of our teachers who do all they can to promote the students’ enjoyment and achievement in their learning.

Congratulations to Year 11 2019 and all the very best to you for your next steps in education, learning and life!

Congratulations GCSE students!

Today St Marylebone students are collecting a set of really encouraging GCSE results. They’ve worked very hard for these grades, not least as most of these are new, challenging GCSEs being taken for the first time.
 
The students have achieved really strongly across a range of GCSEs, with great outcomes in across the curriculum: in the arts as much as the sciences. This will open doors to many post-16 pathways for them. 
 
86% of students passed both English and Maths.  
Across all the grades, 11% are grade 9 (the highest mark possible).
26% of grades are the equivalent of A* or higher (grades 8-9).
56% of all English grades are 7 or higher. 
Across all grades, 45% are grade 7 or above (or grade A or above). 
Over a third of students achieved a grade 9 in at least one subject. 
59% of students achieved a grade 8 or 9 in at least 1 subject (an A* or above).
75% of pupils achieved a grade 7, 8 or 9 in at least 1 subject (an A or above).
19 pupils achieved at least 3 grade 9 or more with one top performer who achieved eight grade 9s and one A*. 
 
We are also celebrating today the outstanding outcomes of the Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies which show the pride they take in their learning.  90% of students achieved a grade 4+ (equivalent of grade C) and 38% of the RS grades are grade 8 or 9 (the equivalent of A*). Well done Year 10!
 
The School is really proud of Year 10 and 11 for the energy and effort they put into their achievements and we are as ever grateful to the teachers whose dedication and commitment to young people’s learning is palpable.  Our thanks also to the parents and carers for their endurance and support, especially during the challenges of GCSEs. 
 
Congratulations students!

Congratulations A-Level students!

St Marylebone’s Year 13 deserve to celebrate their terrific A-Level achievements.  Their results, collected today, show how their hard work and drive have paid off, leading to exciting new chapters in their lives.  

Year 13 students have successfully secured desirable places at universities and colleges all over the country, studying meaningful subjects from mechanical engineering to Spanish and history, from art to maths and philosophy, from drama to languages, humanities, social sciences, law … the list goes on. 

Overall, the A-Level grades this year are really pleasing: 
71% A*-B  
92.5% A*- C
15% A* 
37% A* – A 

Thank you to the teachers whose dedication and love of learning has enabled these achievements and opened doors for Year 13.

Parents and carers: thank you for your support for your daughters and sons and the School during their sixth form education. I hope you feel as proud as we do of the young people leaving St Marylebone.   

 Students: well done to you. Celebrate! Enjoy! And all the very best for the future.

 

Winning Year 9 Dance and Music Videos

We invite you to watch and marvel at the skill and creativity of these Year 9 music and dance videos.  Well done to the girls who put such creative effort, skill and attention to detail into making these.

 

Outstanding SIAMS inspection

St Marylebone is a vibrant warm-hearted community which lives out its Christian vision and has a profound effect and positive impact on all aspects of students’ development.

St Marylebone is very proud to have achieved a resounding outstanding judgement across all four areas in our recent SIAMS inspection.

The full report can be read here.