Mount St Mary's College

Wednesday 21st March was an exciting day for all at Mount St Mary’s College when the BBC paid a visit to the school as part of their Sports Relief Sofa Challenge.The challenge saw BBC Look North presenters Harry, Amy and Paul push the Look North sofa more than 100 miles to 50 locations around Yorkshire to raise money for Sport Relief and to celebrate their 50th birthday.The team set off on the 15th March in Birstall, near Batley, and finished on the 22nd March in the market town of Otley,...
Friday 16th March was a big day for the choirs of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, as they travelled by coach to London to sing at a special Mass at Farm Street Church to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the college.Mass was celebrated by the Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community.  Concelebrating were Fr Michael Beattie SJ, spiritual father residing at the College, Fr Tony Nye SJ, who was Headteacher at the Mount from 1968-76, and Fr...
Sean Ryan
In the recent New Year’s honours list a former pupil of Mount St Marys College, Sean Ryan (known as Sean Fogarty when he was at school), received an MBE for his pioneering work on refugee resettlement. Sean Ryan’s own story has a particular edge to it and explains where he found the tenacity to develop such pioneering work in refugee resettlement.  Working in the arts in the time of austerity has been a precarious existence for many people.  A professional musician and creative...
The Mount Association annual reunion weekend dates back to the early part of the 20th century and is open to all past students of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Sheffield.   This year’s event was particularly special as the College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding. It was a great weekend shared by many, including visitors from as far as Iran, Australia and America.The weekend began with a Golf Day where Old Mountaineers (OMs), staff, parents and pupils...
Fr Knott at Barlborough Hall
A Memorial Mass for Fr Peter Knott SJ will be held at Farm Street Church.All those who remember him will be most welcome, particularly former and current pupils, parents and teachers at Barlborough Hall and Mount St Mary’s College. RSVP for catering purposes to farmstreet@rcdow.org.uk by 15/11/17 
September is the start of the new academic year as children all over the country head back to school. The Society of Jesus is recognised throughout the world for its work in establishing and running schools, colleges and universities. This blog post gives a brief overview of some of the collections of school records held here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives and, in particular, the records of Mount St Mary’s College, which is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its establishment this...
Rhetoric goes to the ball
Some 600 people travelled from across the UK and from all corners of the globe to celebrate the milestone anniversary of Mount St Mary’s College.Mount St Mary’s College in the quiet village of Spinkhill opened its doors to pupils 175 years ago in September. A year of celebration was launched this week to mark this significant chapter in the school’s proud history.A formal black-tie ball for 600 guests took place on Saturday 27 May and attracted alumni, affectionately known as Old Mountaineers,...
Mount St Mary's College CCF marching band
The grounds of Barlborough Hall school in Derbyshire were transformed at the weekend with birds of prey, horse riding, a dog show, Gruffalo trail and more.Crowds descended on Barlborough Hall School on Saturday for the second annual Barlborough Country Fair. The weather held as some 1,200 people turned out for the event that also featured children’s craft and games, gift and food stalls.Heeley City Farm brought their petting farm and blacksmithing forge and Sherwood Forresters Longbow Archery...
Mount St Marys College
There is cause for celebration at a Jesuit school after inspectors delivered a glowing report across the board. The news comes amid preparations to mark the school’s 175th anniversary.A team from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) spent three days at Mount St Mary’s College and three days at its preparatory site, Barlborough Hall, in December. Findings published today include:pupils’ personal development is excellentteachers’ subject knowledge is excellentpupils’ attitude to learning is...
The show unfolds before a packed house at The Montgomery theatre in Sheffield
Pupils performed a three night sell-out run of Les Misérables to a Sheffield theatre and won consecutive standing ovations as the curtain fell.Children from Mount St Mary’s College and its preparatory school Barlborough Hall took to the stage of The Montgomery Theatre last weekend.The cast, ranging in age from eight to 18-years-old, performed for over 1,200 people over the three nights, including the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. Many months of rehearsals totalling well...

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