Mount St Mary’s is a successful and oversubscribed inner city school located in the very heart of the city of Leeds. Drawing from three of the four compass points the school flourishes in an atmosphere of engagement and aspiration drawing hugely upon the experiences of our incredibly diverse community.

Belief, education, aspiration and continuous learning are at the core of all that we do.  We believe that all our students and staff have limitless potential and it is our responsibility to unlock this and ensure it is realised by all in our care.

Recent inspections describe us as a joyful place, with an authentic mission…clearly embraced by all the school community and forges a passion… for desiring to give back. Leaders have developed a nurturing school, one in which there is a strong sense of responsibility towards each other. We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development.

In April 2019 the school underwent a Section 48 Inspection gaining an overall judgement of Good with Outstanding.  The report comments “Students are polite, confident and respectful in the way they treat each other and interact with staff and visitors.  They are .. highly articulate and proud of their school and their personal achievements.  Behaviour in school is excellent, with a very low level of conduct issues, and a strength of the school as it reflects its Catholic character.”

Our recent 2019 OFSTED Inspection graded our school as ‘Good’ in all areas.  We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support, nurtured by our faith ethos, ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development, recognised within our Ofsted report.  All students can access extra curricular activities beyond the school day, be that of a sporting nature, academic, performing arts or public speaking.  This is an area we value highly and continue to see growth in.

With the return to national progress comparatives in 2022, Mount St Mary’s topped both local and regional tables for P8.  This success appears to have been replicated in 2023, where we are actively bucking the national trends.

Mount St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will carry out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Current Vacancies

Teacher of English


Temporary for 12 months in the first instance or permanent for the right candidate

Required for January 2024

Governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated and dynamic teacher to join a committed, collaborative and supportive department which strives for excellence for our students. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with resilience and integrity, who has excellent interpersonal skills, has the ability to work well as part of a team and has the desire to provide students with the highest quality of teaching and learning.  They will be able to teach across the age and ability range up to GCSE with experience of teaching GCSE English Language and Literature.

The successful candidate will play a full part in the life of the school community, will be a form tutor and will contribute to maintaining the strong Catholic character of the school and fostering the development of students and staff.

Closing date: 9am Friday 13 October 2023

Shortlisting:  Monday 16 October 2023

Interviews week commencing 16 October 2023

Completed teaching application forms should be returned to

Application Forms

Below are the different application forms that are required when applying