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St Mary's owes its existence to four members of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who set up the original foundation in 1861 in the village of Lower Bullingham. It stayed there until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 when, for reasons of safety, it moved to Croft Castle near Leominster. After the war the school moved to Broxwood Court and then in 1954 to its present site in Lugwardine. A convent was present on the grounds in what is known as Lugwardine Court. During the period at Croft Castle and Broxwood the school admitted girls only and it was not until 1966 that boys began to attend St Mary's. In 1973 the school was re-organised as an 11-16 mixed comprehensive, thus losing its sixth form. The school serves the whole of the County of Herefordshire and is the designated school for all Catholic pupils of secondary age.

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Mission Statement Our Mission Statement St. Mary’s exists to serve the Catholic communities of Hereford, Ross, Ledbury, Leominster and surrounding areas. We are here to educate the children in a community which has Gospel values, traditions and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Faith as the kernel of its ethos. The mission of the school is: To develop an understanding and love of the Catholic faith in our school community enabling all to grow in the appreciation that the school is a community of believers. To value the contribution that all staff bring, knowing that together we strive to build the Kingdom of God. To foster the integration of various aspects of human development – spiritual, moral, emotional, social, physical and intellectual. To maintain practical support, guidance and affirmation for all in the school community. To prepare pupils for their future life in today’s world. To achieve these aims the School will: Have an R.E. Programme which encourages faith development and meets the directives of Church authorities. Have opportunities to experience what it is to be part of a Worshipping Community. Develop appropriate systems whereby each individual feels a sense of justice, love and value. Support initiatives which train pupils to develop as independent young adults able to take responsibility. Co-operate in the formation of meaningful cross-curricular links. Our mission statement is at the heart of collective worship at St Mary’s Roman Catholic High School.

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