Each has its own history, traditions, structure, culture and underlying philosophy. The schools are different and, as responsible parents, your challenge is to choose a school that is best aligned with your values and beliefs and the aspirations you hold for your child both as a learner and as a person.
The educational environment you choose for your child really does matter. The purpose of this correspondence is to present St. Mary's High School, Gateshead, to you as an excellent Catholic High School which has an established history and tradition of realising the potential of children entrusted to our care.
It is recognised and acclaimed as a safe, disciplined, welcoming and caring community. It is a school where paramount importance is given to building and nurturing quality relationships; providing excellence in teaching and learning; setting and maintaining high standards and expectations in all dimensions of school life and providing a sound spiritual framework for students' personal growth and development as learners and as people.
Our students have a splendid history and tradition of outstanding achievements both at St. Mary's and our associated Senior College, St. Francis Xavier's, Hamilton. As graduates of Catholic schooling they continue to achieve to the highest standards of excellence across a broad cross-section of human endeavour.