Consultation on changes to our admissions arrangements

Saint Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is consulting on changes to our admissions arrangements which will take effect for the academic year 2020-21. The consultation will run from Monday 3rd December until Monday 14th January. Details of the changes and how you can submit comments can be found at

Dear Parents & Carers


Welcome to Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, part of St Ralph Sherwin Multi-Academy Trust in the Diocese of Nottingham and also part of Glossop’s history since 1853.

Here at Saint Mary’s we provide a primary education within a Catholic setting for the children of Saint Mary Crowned Parish, Glossop and children from our surrounding local community. As a Catholic Voluntary Academy we will encourage prayer and the following of Jesus. Our aim is to create a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which your children will become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to the world of tomorrow.

Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and is delivered by an experienced staff to a high level. Furthermore we endeavour to provide a range of after school activities that give your child further learning opportunities. We are keen to promote a creative curriculum and the teaching staff work together to generate exciting topics for the children to study. We actively encourage children to be a part of the planning process so that they become highly motivated to learn. We place great importance on teaching skills from the National Curriculum so that children are well-equipped for life.

As a Catholic School we seek to make connections with the local parish, the town community and also the world community through our work with CAFOD, (The Catholic Fund for Overseas Development), for example. As parents, you play a vital role in the success of your child at school. You can help them by talking to them, playing with them, listening to them and working with them at home. Try to attend Parent Consultation evenings, this is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss with your child’s teacher, their progress and any concerns you may have. Of course you are welcome to come into school to talk to the teaching staff and me. Just contact school to make an appointment or catch me on the playground at the end of the day.

Saint Mary’s needs your support to help provide the best education possible for your child. The more we work as a partnership of learning, the more your child will enjoy school and be successful. Your child’s education is important to you and to us – so let us work together do all we can to ensure that the years that your child spends at Saint Mary’s will be very happy and fruitful,

Yours sincerely,

Mr S. D. Groarke
Head Teacher