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Sacred Heart of Mary Girls School
70 St Mary`s Lane, RM14 2QR, UK Upminster
+44 (0)1708 222660


The Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School is a community of faith with Jesus Christ at its centre and where prayer is part of our daily lives.  In our school, we aim to bring out the best in everyone and we are committed to the pursuit of excellence.  Gospel values such as honesty, patience, kindness and forgiveness are at the heart of our relationships.  We show concern and respect for individuals, valuing each member of our school community as a unique person created in God’s image and loved by Him.  While encouraging pupils to become young Christian adults who have a love and appreciation of their own faith, we also help them to have an understanding and respect for other traditions and faiths.  Our aim at all times is to recognise Jesus Christ as ‘the Truth’.  It is only by believing in Him, and by making Him the centre of our lives, that we can ever be completely happy and completely free.       

Veritas liberabit vos

The truth will make you free


In the light of our Mission Statement we aim:

To provide a caring, disciplined and stable environment in which teaching and learning can take place, and in which each pupil is respected as a unique person with God given gifts, qualities and particular needs;

To enable pupils to achieve their potential in academic studies, and to assist their intellectual, spiritual, moral, cultural, aesthetic, emotional and physical development in preparation for adult life and family responsibilities;

To help pupils develop respect, tolerance and concern for others, an appreciation of the complexity of the world around them and its cultural diversity, and to become responsible citizens;

To create a happy and purposeful Christian community which will enable pupils to grow in understanding of their faith and of themselves, to enjoy relationships based on trust, courtesy, kindness and co-operation, and to develop confidence and a joy in learning as a sound basis for further/higher education, satisfying careers/vocations and a full life.


As a Roman Catholic school, the Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School is committed to remain true to the gospel values which are at the very heart of our mission, our ethos and our educational vision. Business and Enterprise is concerned with the creation of wealth, which is an essential ingredient for social progress. We are seeking specialist status as a Business and Enterprise College to enable our pupils to develop a fuller understanding of how human energy and talent can be channeled in order to meet the needs of the local, national and global communities.

The principles that underpin the specialist school initiative are very much in keeping with our own values and ethos. Indeed, we believe that specialist status will give us the spur to raise achievement even further, improve the all-round educational experience of our girls and ensure that they are able to adapt to a world of rapid technological change. The specialist areas of Business, Maths and ICT will be our main focus, and we will also use specialist status to enrich our citizenship provision and enhance all other curriculum areas in each of the key stages. As an 11-18 girls’ school we are committed to extend the curriculum post-16, to increase participation in the specialist subject areas. 

Our concept of business embraces partnership with organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Enterprise relates to that dimension of the human spirit that seeks to develop the drive and initiative to ‘make things happen’. We therefore see business and enterprise when conducted for the common good as being in keeping with Christian ethical principles. Our aim is to enable the girls to develop into young women able to meet the challenges and expectations of a multilingual, ethnically diverse society and to empower them to succeed in a world of business currently dominated by men.

We will develop and promote Business and Enterprise skills in an environment where innovative approaches to teaching and learning enrich the school curriculum. We will inspire our girls at all key stages to participate in enterprise activities and create opportunities for them to follow a range of work-related pathways. We will provide girls with the skills necessary to maximise opportunities offered by employment, self employment, further training or higher education.

The community dimension provides an exciting opportunity for us to build a close working relationship with our designated partner secondary school, the local business sector and the wider community, as well as to enhance the close collaboration we currently enjoy with our family of feeder primary schools. We will use the results of our community audit to address the agreed identified needs of our partnership groups and to enhance opportunities for lifelong learning in the context of business and enterprise. The concept of partnership permeates our community bid.

Our vision is to produce ambitious young women who are competent, confident and capable of becoming leaders in the world of business and enterprise.

The glass ceiling is a barrier not only to individuals but to society as a whole. The time has come for women to break this barrier; to break the glass ceiling. – Dakotta J.K. Alex 1986.



Dark navy blue knife pleated skirt (straight pleats not sun-ray   Skirt must not be worn above the knee)

Long-sleeved blue blouse with shirt collar (to be worn inside the skirt)

(IN THE SUMMER TERM - a blue & white check BANNER OR TRUTEX blouse with short sleeves must be worn inside the skirt)

Dark navy blue long-sleeved pullover or cardigan with V-SHAPED neck (not baggy)

Dark navy blue blazer with badge to be worn by ALL PUPILS to and from school (except 6th form)

The school tie to be worn by all pupils

Plain white ankle, knee or full length socks (long socks must not be worn rolled or crumpled)

Plain black flat shoes without decoration.  NO TRAINERS, BOOTS OR SANDALS TO BE WORN, NO PATENT, SUEDE OR CANVAS SHOES

Hairbands etc: if worn, should be blue, black or white.  No extreme hairstyles or colour.

Jewellery: Only one pair of small plain gold stud earrings in the lobe of ear (not sleepers) A small cross and chain may be worn inside the blouse.   No other jewellery may be worn. 

IN WINTER MONTHS - Coats worn to school must be plain, black or navy and long enough to be worn over the blazer, NO LEATHER OR DENIM.  No ‘bomber’ style jackets to be worn.  No Logos.

Gloves should be black or navy.  A school scarf is available but plain navy or white may be worn.


SKIRT                                   Plain navy blue, pleated or ‘A’ line - below the knee.
                                            Wrap over, slit, short tight skirts are not permissible.

BLOUSES                             Plain white long or short sleeved with collar or white polo neck, to be worn tucked in.

JUMPERS and                      Must be navy and plain  V-neck -  NO LOGOS

FOOTWEAR                         Plain black shoes are to be worn to school.
                                           BOOTS & PATENT SHOES ARE NOT PERMISSIBLE
                                          Girls are reminded that shoes with a high heel can be dangerous and are not suitable for school.

TIGHTS                               Black, white or navy tights (not patterned)
                                          White, navy or black socks.

SCHOOL TIE                       This must be worn on all formal occasions

COATS                                A dark coat may be worn - leather, denim or  ‘Bomber’ style jackets may NOT be worn. NO LOGOS.

JEWELLERY                        ONE pair of small, discreet earrings
                                          ONE necklace and ONE ring may be worn.

N.B.    The wearing of jewellery in certain lessons is not permitted for health and safety reasons. 
(The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss or theft of any items of jewellery).

MAKE-UP                             A discreet amount of make-up may be worn.

P. E. KIT                             Navy skirt or black/navy track suit bottoms
                                          White aertex PE blouse

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