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St Mary’s is an eight form entry coeducational, comprehensive, church school with academy status. The current student roll is 1109 and is due to grow to 1200 over the next three years. It has an increasing percentage of students from different ethnic backgrounds and serves a wide ranging community. The school has a strong focus on inclusion. Recent inspections (SIAS Section 48 (Church School) and (Ofsted November 2010) recognised this work. The SIAS S48 Inspection judged the school to be a Good Church School. The Ofsted inspection also confirmed that we are a Good school. Following our summer examination results, St Mary's was the most improved school in Hertfordshire for 2010 and the 12th most improved school in the country. The school has SSAT Outstanding Improvement Awards for 2010 and 2011. St Mary’s a very exciting place to be as the school moved to a newly built school for the start of the summer term 2010. This has provided significantly improved facilities and an excellent space in which to work for students and staff alike. It is the first new secondary school in Hertfordshire for 30 years and we continue to be a focus of much attention. The new facilities have brought many benefits to our community. In keeping with its Christian ethos, St Mary’s values its place at the centre of the community and is proud to be a specialist Maths and Computing College, the Lead School for the Local Allsorts Schools Consortium and a Lead Agency for the Allsorts Children’s Centre. We are particularly pleased to offer the following to colleagues who work at St Mary's:- use of personal laptop - Interactive whiteboard technology in all classrooms - Comprehensive staff induction programme - A mentor or buddy appropriate to role & experience - NQT support and training (recognised as excellent practice by local universities) - Opportunities to take on additional roles & responsibility to support career progression - Support to progress through Threshold to access expert Teachers salary scales(formerly UPS).