Welcome to Year 9's Homepage

Here you can keep up to date with everything that goes on in Year 9 at Mount St Mary's

Options Drop Down Day

Year 8 are now at the point of their Mount St Mary’s career where they start thinking about the subjects they would like to study at GCSE. To help support them in making the right choices, all our Year 8 students took part in an Options Drop Down Day, targeted at giving them practical experience of the subjects on offer to them. Staff within the Creative Arts and Technologies Faculty delivered some amazing sessions aimed at giving our students a taste of what it is like to study different subjects at GCSE level. Students had the opportunity to experience learning within specialist spaces, which is something our students haven’t had the chance to do recently due to covid restrictions. Sessions were delivered in the Cyber Café, the Main Hall, the Workshop and the Kitchens to give students hands on, practical experience of subjects such as Hospitality and Catering, Drama, Design and Technology, Health and Social Care and Business Studies. It was fantastic to see so many of our students embrace the challenge of a new subject area and even more encouraging to see them so engaged in taking responsibility for making an informed choice about their future pathway. Students experienced using a range of skills that included baking shortbread, using machinery to make wooden keyrings, applying their creativity skills in Design, building their confidence through Performing Arts and testing their entrepreneurial skills and business knowledge. Our Careers Department also delivered an informative session around the types of jobs and career paths various subjects and qualifications could lead to. Year 8 are now reflecting on the day to help them make their choices regarding which subjects they feel are best suited to them and their future aspirations.

Important Dates

Keep up to date with anything going on in Year 9 here

School Closes for Summer - Friday 23rd July 2021

School Reopens - Wednesday 8th September 2021


Any important letters for Year 9 will be displayed here

End of Term Letter from Mr M Cooper

Year 9 Team

Miss L Richardson

Student Advocate

Mr A Bourke

Year Leader

Miss C Fagan

Pastoral Support Officer

Our Year 9 Form Tutors

Mr T Walker


Miss C Coen


Miss L Richardson


Miss E Beadle


Mr M Hopkins


Mr S Chiguvo


Mrs S Hyde


Mr E Wuisman


Miss J Greaves



During the summer term of Year 8 our students picked their GCSE options choices ready for Year 9. If you have any questions please use the contact form below to submit them to our year office and someone will be in contact with you.

Have a look at what our students have been up to this year!

Futsal Training @ St George's Park with Liam!

On Saturday 22nd May, me and 17 other boys from Futsala Soccer School went to St George's Park where England train. Our head coach Tim was being assessed for his UEFA B Futsal coaching course, as well as other coaches from all over the country. We were coached by all the coaches in small groups, so that their training sessions could be marked by FA coaches there. We trained on the 3g indoor pitch that England use and did 3 sessions on there then gave our opinions on what we learned. Then we went into the futsal arena and did sessions with 4 other coaches in there. We were even asked to stay behind after and were filmed doing sessions with the England National team futsal coaches for an hour, for educational videos that will be put on the FA website. We were there from 10am and left at about 3.30pm. It was a great experience.

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