Statutory Information

The following links are to information the Department for Education recommends academies publish on their website as outlined in the guidance: What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online.

This page provides information and/or links to information which we are required to publish by law. If you require a paper version of any of this any other information on this website please do not hesitate to contact us. This service is provided free of charge.

Academy Name

St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Postal Address

Longlands Road

New Mills

High Peak


SK22 3BL

Telephone No.

01663 742412

Enquiries Contact Name

Jodie Oxley –

Name of Headteacher

Patricia Chapman

Name and address of the Chair of the Local Governing Body

Jo Barber

c/o St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Name of SENCO

Kathryn Brassington

Admissions Arrangements

Please find our Admissions Arrangements by viewing our Admissions Page

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection in 2018, rated us as GOOD.

Ofsted Report – Short Inspection 2018

To view our Key Stage 2 results for 2017, 2018 and 2019, please see our DFE Performance Tables page.

Until new performance measures are published, these are the most up to date results we can display at this time.

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum Area

Please refer to the Remote Learning Policy in the Education policies tab of our School Policies page.

To view our Behaviour Policy, please see the in the Education tab of our School Policies page.

Please see the Pupil Premium page.

Please find details of how we spent this premium and the effect it has had on students’ PE and sport participation and attainment on our PE and Sports Premium page

For information on how we intend to spend the grant and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, please see our Catch Up Funding page.

Equalities Policy Statement (please see the HR policies section of our School Policies page)

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics. For our academy, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against students or treat them less favourably because of their gender; race; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.

Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty. This requires us to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

As a public organisation, we are required to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equalities Policy which is linked below.
  • Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable

Our Equalities Policy is in line with national guidance and contains information about how the academy complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. We also give guidance to staff and outside visitors on our approach to promoting equality.

Our Equality Objectives reflect our priorities as a school and these are:

  • To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners, subjects, courses and key stages, trends over time and comparisons with others
  • To raise the awareness and skills of staff to promote fairness, equality and good relations in the context of their role
  • To provide an environment that welcomes, protects and respects diverse people
  • To ensure that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Please refer to the SEND Policy and SEND Information Report on the SEND page.

For our Complaints Policy, please refer to the Governance tab on the School Policies page.

To view the following;

  • Annual Report
  • Annual Audited Accounts
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Names of Charity Trustees and Members
  • Funding Agreement
  • Executive Pay

Please refer to the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust Governance pages

School Governor Information

For all information relating to the School Governors, please see our Governance Page

Please refer to the Charging and Remissions Policy under the Finance tab on the School Policies page.

All policies are available on our School Policies page

If you would like a paper copy of information on our school website, please contact the school office. We will provide these free of charge.

Please telephone school on 01163 742 412 to make the request or email us

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