Creating Women Leaders


One of our distinct aims here at St Mary’s is to prepare our young women to face the challenges of being a successful leader of tomorrow; we want them to be better equipped for a life in which, both at work and in the home, they can make a difference in their world.

We believe a good leader is someone who is curious, confident and creative. A good leader will know their own mind, be independent of thought, making decisions when they need to, but also comfortable working with a team and possessing the enthusiasm and drive that will inspire others. 

To this end, a leadership programme runs across the curriculum to develop within each young woman these key attributes of leadership.  This may involve the whole school dedicating one day to exploring and developing curiosity or on working collaboratively in teams to achieve a goal.   

The Sixth Form play a key role on these leadership days as well as developing their own leadership skills by running clubs and societies, managing the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) scheme, organising fundraising events such as the Macmillan Coffee Morning, Feast Day and leading and chairing key debates.

The Sixth Form also take on key leadership roles in the school, including: Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, House Captains, School Council, Social Committees and the Peer Mentoring Scheme.