Saint Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy Grimsby
The birth of Saint Mary’s school took place in a shed in the grounds of a house in Upper Burgess Street in Grimsby in 1856. The house was the rented home of Father Bent who was in charge of the Grimsby Mission. He had the shed converted into a schoolroom and this continued to be used until better premises were acquired. In 1870 a piece of land was bought at Holme Hill and a new school was built on it. The first properly designated Saint Mary’s School opened in September 1874. Once on the new site the school was able to expand and it still occupies this site today.
It is a 210 place academy with a 26 place nursery unit attached. Saint Mary’s is very popular with the local residents of the East Marsh area of Grimsby.
We are very fortunate in that we share our site with St Mary’s Parish Church, which allows the pupils to regularly visit the Church and attend the weekly Friday lunch-time mass.
NoLCAT is the sponsor for Saint Mary’s which converted from a school to an academy in December 2012.
Saint Mary’s is a Catholic Academy which has the education of the whole child at its centre. We aim to provide all children with a learning experience which will help to broaden their outlook and raise their aspirations whilst maintaining the Gospel values in a twenty-first century world!
The mission statement, (We Value All in the name of Jesus the Christ) is at the very core of the academy.
All staff at Saint Mary’s strive to provide a happy, caring learning environment for all pupils with Christ at its centre.