Welcome Message

Welcome to St Cuthbert Mayne School


A welcome from Mr James Down, Headteacher


I would like to welcome you to the St Cuthbert Mayne School community, which you are now part of.  I am very proud of the excellent students and staff here at the school.  Our dedicated staff are focused on creating an inspirational and caring environment in which all of our fantastic students can live life to the full both now and in future.


The summer term is usually very busy with transition work. However this year our transition programme is going to look very different because of the current COVID-19 emergency. We want to reassure you that we will still be working hard to ensure your child’s transition is as smooth as possible during these unprecedented times.


Normally we would be making plans at this time to visit our new Year 7 students in their primary schools. Sadly, given the current lock down measures in place, the visits are not able to take place this year. We are working in partnership with the Local Authority and feeder primary school to agree a solution, which would enable us to collate all of the necessary academic and pastoral information, which will allow us to plan for a thorough, informative and smooth transition process.


For students, we will be updating our transition section of the website regularly so we can help them to get to know the staff who will be teaching and supporting them in school. We will also be posting answers to a variety of questions that will help them to get a flavour of what life is like at St Cuthbert Mayne. 


It is unclear at this time when it will be safe for schools to reopen. Normally we would be running our Year 6 Transition Day on Thursday 2nd July, but we will let parents know after the May half term if it is safe to continue with this. 


In the transition area of the website you will be able to find information to ensure that your son/daughter makes a great transition into our community.  If you need any additional information or would like to talk to a member of staff about anything specific, then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sivyer our Admissions Officer on [email protected].