It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your child to our happy and purposeful Catholic Primary School and Nursery. We, headteacher, staff, governors, pupils and parents, are all proud of our thriving school. I am privileged to be Headteacher of St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy and have been so since September 2007.
St. Mary’s school was founded in 1814 and is now situated on a new site given by the Sisters of Mercy. Our new purposeful school was built in 2002 and can be located near Darley Abbey on the north side of the City. We are proud to have a diverse community which attracts families across the whole of Derby City.
Inspectors noted that, ‘The school has strived to develop its inclusivity to a highly successful level, and has seized many opportunities to open up the school to parents, to the parishes and to the local community’ (April 2011).