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  • The St Marylebone CE School
    64 Marylebone High Street
    W1U 5BA
  • Head: Ms Kathryn Pugh
  • T 020 7935 4704
  • F 020 7935 4005
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 1,174; sixth formers: 335 (84 boys)
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: See website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st April 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Dance, drama and music are outstanding and production values are high. 'The girls take huge pride in their performances,' we were told, 'even if not everyone can take part. It is inspirational.' The inspiration is further fuelled by the innovative and outstanding three storey building that incorporates the visual and performing arts space, with a dance studio and large sports hall...

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What the school says...

St Marylebone prides itself in its 'pursuit of excellence' in terms of students' academic, personal, social and spiritual development. Teaching and Learning is its passion and creativity across the curriculum reaches STEM subjects as much as the Arts, Languages and Humanities. Sports and Debating teams do very well in local competitions. The School leads the region's Maths Hub and Arts Council Creativity Collaborative.
Converted to an academy 2011.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Kathryn Pugh MA PGCE NPQH. A Cambridge graduate with first-class honours in English, she joined St Marylebone in 2005 as an English teacher and learning coordinator, and was promoted to assistant head in 2008, before succeeding the long-serving and legendary Elizabeth Phillips OBE. This is only the second school she has worked at. She arrived here after cutting her teeth (as she puts it) at Riddlesdown Collegiate, a large co-ed comprehensive in Surrey, where she taught English and drama. Straight after leaving Cambridge she spent four years working in business and media, and then in theatre and communication for 18 months in Malawi, as well as for the Teacher Support Network, an educational charity.

Tall and willowy, Ms Pugh looks more like a Chanel model than a headmistress....

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The St Marylebone School is committed to providing an inclusive education for all of its students with support provided by the SEN, EAL and Inclusion departments. Students are assessed upon entry and we aim to ensure that all students' needs are identified and catered for as appropriate. SEN staff play a key role in providing support to SEN students during their transition to secondary school. It is the school's aim that the majority of students will be supported within mainstream lessons. This approach focuses on teachers working in partnership with subject specialists in order to shape inclusive environments that cater both to individual need, as well as for diversity of need in the classroom. The SEN department provides additional support outside of the curriculum through activities such as homework club and lunchtime clubs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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Further reading

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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Who came from where

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