Consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the area. In 2006 as well as achieving exceptional results at Key Stage 2 Level 4, 69% of tests taken by pupils reached level 5 the standard of achievement expected of 13 year olds. In May 2002 it was awarded beacon status.
The school has a Mission Statement from which the following extracts should give you a flavour of what it's about:
"At the heart of St. Mary’s are the thoughts, actions, love and care inspired by the teaching of the gospel.
"To ensure that Curriculum provides a Catholic Christian setting in which children can grow in understanding and in the acquisition of skills, attitudes and values.
"To create and maintain interaction (links) between home, parish and school and the wider community."
The school has its own excellent web site www.stmarys.hounslow.sch.uk/
How do you get in?
The school gets three times as many applications from weekly mass-goers as it has places so forget about lie-ins on a Sunday morning. Children should be baptised Catholic and parents should look to make a contribution to the parish even before their children are accepted into the school. The application will need to be signed by a parish priest.