Welcome to Brownedge St Mary's

Nothing delights me more than welcoming our new Year 7s into our family at Brownedge St Mary's. To gain an insight into our fantastic school, please have a look through our website and our transition pages where you can meet our staff and pupils to give you a taster as to what life at Brownedge is like. You can have a virtual look around school to get a feel of our surroundings and facilities and watch videos from the different subjects we offer at school. There are also videos from myself, Mrs Godbold (Assistant Headteacher in charge of Year 7) and our Heads of House giving our new pupils a little more of an insight into life in our fabulous school community and what makes us unique; our Gospel values-driven education that our pupils experience and our school ethos. 

Those of you who know us will appreciate that the feel of a school – its atmosphere, relationships and values – are so important for a successful high school like ours.  We believe, even in these challenging times, you want to come and see us for yourself. For this reason, we held a very successful Open Evening in September. We were blown away by how many parents and primary pupils came to visit. If you were not able to make it on that evening, please contact Mrs Chester, our Admissions Manager to arrange a visit to school.  Come and see for yourself what makes Brownedge St Mary’s the exceptional choice for providing a value-based education that will last a lifetime.


The best people to tell you about our school family is our pupils themselves. Without them we are not a school, merely a building with no soul. They are the ones that make it come alive and we know this to be the case so recently.   

Ordinarily, our new Year 7 and more experienced Year 11 pupils would take you on a guided tour during our Open Evening event. Sadly, this could not be the case this year. However, it is important that we share their thoughts, opinions and experiences with you today. 

We are very proud to introduce our most Senior Prefects - Stephanie Ramsden - Head Girl and Ben Lang - Head Boy

Parent and Pupil Views

Our Admissions team look forward to answering your questions at this time and are on hand to answer any queries you might have. Please contact Mrs Chester on chesterv@st-maryshigh.lancs.sch.uk  if you have any questions and we will reply asap. 


To complete your application, please apply online here by 31st October 2020, through the Pupil Access Team at Lancashire County Council. 


Our admissions criteria can be found here.


In addition to the application online, we ask parents to complete a supplementary form, specific to our school. Please pass this form, either electronically or by hand to school as soon as possible.