St Mary’s School says goodbye to leavers

St Mary's Prom SUS-150728-150610001
St Mary's Prom SUS-150728-150610001

St Mary’s Special School and 6th Form College said an emotional farewell to its leavers last week.

Pupils and students enjoyed a Prom event which saw students Lara and Charlie being crowned King and Queen.

Amanda Clugston, the school’s new consultant Principal said: “Lara and Charlie have been at St Mary’s for seven years and both have achieved a great deal both academically and socially. All of our leavers enjoyed putting on their glad rags and celebrating their success in style.

St Mary’s finished the term in style with an amazing garden party on the Thursday July 23 where parents, staff, students and friends celebrated the year and all the hard work that everyone had put in.

“I have been overwhelmed by the support and commitment from both staff and parents which will ensure that St Mary’s continues to develop and grow into a highly successful school.”

St Mary’s was founded in 1922 as a special school for disabled children by medical professionals who wanted to provide the best possible start for young people who then had few opportunities to access education with support.

It has continued this ethos in the work of The Talking Trust, a leading registered charity who provide non-maintained residential education and therapy for children and young people aged 7 – 19 who have severe speech, language and/or communication difficulties.

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