The Year 9 Options Process

The year 9 options process is now underway. Your daughter should have access to a copy of the options booklet, but you can also see it here:

Year 9 Options Booklet 2018

Please remember that Options Afternoon for year 9 is on Wednesday 28th February. (Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 will finish school at 12.40pm on that day.)

And on the same day, in the evening, all parents of year 9 students are invited to the Year 9 Options Evening, at the main site, from 5pm-7pm. 

GCSE Results 2017

Congratulations to our students receiving GCSE results today!

We are so proud to report that:

88% of the cohort achieved 5 GCSE A*-C grades, including the new English and Maths.
93% of students passed English.
88% of students passed Maths.
90% of students achieved 5 GCSE A*-C grades including Science.
44% of all grades A*/A and 24 students have achieved 8 or more A*-A grades!

Congratulations to Etta who was one of only 2000 pupils in the country to attain 3 grade 9s

Our students worked so hard for these results, backed by unrelenting commitment from their teachers. Well done!

Thank you also to our parent community for seeing the students through their secondary education here.

Congratulations to our students receiving their A-Level results today!

St Marylebone sixth-formers have lots to celebrate today.

The cohort achieved 86 % A* to C grades and 65% A* to B grades
100% pass grades with almost a third of all grades an A/A*.
Students taking the Extended Project – an additional grade – did really well, furthering their attractiveness to universities.

Our students and their teachers worked really hard for these results and we are really proud of them.

Destinations for this cohort are as exciting and varied as ever: students are going to read subjects from Medicine to French to music production, from all the arts to engineering, all the sciences, humanities and social sciences, languages, English Literature, journalism, art history, criminology, law, drama school, Maths and Art foundation. Five students are going to Oxford and Cambridge to study Law, Economics, Geography, English and Classics respectively.

Well done everyone!

The St Marylebone CE School wins awards for exceptional 2016 results

The St Marylebone CE School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment and progress. SSAT Educational Outcomes awards will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
It’s my great pleasure to commend The St Marylebone CofE School on their excellent 2016performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child. SSAT’s Educational Outcome award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at The St Marylebone CE School. A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors.

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

A new quick and easy way to check your eligibility online…

The ‘Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service’ www.fsm.lgfl.net is a website where parents can quickly and easily check eligibility for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for their child’s school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’.

If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.

What the service does for parents:

After entering essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will provide the parent with a Certificate of Eligibility, that can be taken or emailed to your child’s school.

The only information that the website requires to check your eligibility is:

  • Parent’s name
  • Parent’s DOB
  • Parent’s National Insurance number (or National Asylum Seeker Service number)

This system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.

Please be assured that the website is secure and there is no catch, no cost and no advertising. LGfL (a UK education charity set up in 2001 and owned by London’s 33 local authorities) exists to support education and is leading this initiative to make it easier for parents to apply for free school meals and to encourage the drawdown of unclaimed Pupil Premium.

What the service does for St Marylebone:

With recent funding cuts, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. These funds enable us to provide the excellent education that all our pupils deserve and that includes the teaching ratios, wider opportunities and extra curricular activities that are so crucial to the St Marylebone ethos.

How to access the eligibility checking service:

Please visit….

www.fsm.lgfl.net

…to enter the necessary details and support this worthwhile initiative.

Step by step instructions

Detailed, step by step instructions on how to use the service can be found by clicking here

Alternative ways to check

If you have any trouble using the online system, you can send your full name, DOB and National Insurance number (or National Asylum Seeker Service number) and your child’s name to fsm@stmaryleboneschool.com and we can perform a check on your behalf.

 

If you have any further questions regarding free school meals or pupil premium, please email fsm@stmaryleboneschool.com

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Swan
Deputy Headteacher
St Marylebone School

Bridging the Gap Campaign

As part of Speakers for Schools’ Bridging the Gap talk series and National Apprenticeship Week Christine Hodgson visited St Marylebone C of E School with Jess Bachelor (apprentice at Capgemini) to participate in a roundtable discussion where 15 girls from Year 8-12 asked questions about:
-Christine and Jess’ roles and their careers
-Working in the technology sector
-Gender imbalance in the technology sector
-Transferable skills that could help students in their ambitions