St Marys Catholic High School Leyland has a culture of development and progression that has been rewarded with a range of awards and certification. As such, the school is proud to be recognised for the success achieved in areas such as academic performance, excellence in teaching, international perspective, ICT development and focus on sustainability and the environment.

Here is a list of the awards we have achieved:

Design Mark


International School Award 2012 - 2015


St Marys Leyland has been awarded the Design Mark for good design practice from the DCSF, The Design Council and the Design and Technology Association. The Design Mark is a quality standards system that is awarded to primary and secondary schools that can demonstrate excellence in their teaching of design.

The award was acheived due to the shared design ethos from the Headteacher, Business Manager and Design and Technology Department. The results are reflected in curriculum activies available to view on the school website and physically in the design of the school garden by the D&T Department.

The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities. For outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum, Marys Catholic High School Leyland has been awarded “Full International School Status” a prestigious accolade reserved for schools that fulfil very exacting criteria established by the British Council.

Marys Catholic High School Leyland has links with Birla High School in Kolkata, India and is engaged in a wider field of mutual support including looking at systems of assessment, curriculum content as well as the opportunity to share cultural experiences which widen horizons for teachers as well as pupils.

High Performance at GCSE


ICT Mark Accredited


St Marys Leyland was awarded this certificate from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) in 2009 for 60% or more 5+ A* - C grades including English and Mathematics.

In May 2012 Marys Catholic High School Leyland was awarded the ICT Accreditation mark from Naace (National Association for all of us who wish to advance education through the use of technology) for demonstrating commitment to continual improvement through ICT.

Lancashire Green Awards Winner


Geography Award 2013


For awareness of environmental issues and a commitment to help make Lancashire a greener and better place to live, Marys Catholic High School Leyland was identified as the Winner of the Lancashire Green Awards.

The annual GA Awards ceremony recognises the achievements of individuals, schools and publishers during the previous year. This year's GA Awards were presented at the GA Annual Conference in Derby on 4 April 2013.

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