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St Mary's College
Religion Roman Catholic
College Principal Mr Donald Lillistone
Location Saltersgill Avenue
North Yorkshire
LEA Middlesbrough
Ofsted number 130572
Students 1288 (2009/10)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Coordinates: 54°32′47″N 1°13′54″W / 54.5464°N 1.2317°W / 54.5464; -1.2317

St Mary's College is an independent Catholic college situated in the Acklam area of Middlesbrough, England. The current principal is Donald Lillistone and the vice principal is Andrew Jankowski. The College is deeply religious in its Catholic roots and offers a wide range of qualifications including A-levels, BTECs, GCSEs and foundation courses.

St Mary's College also has a good reputation in sports and has dominated at regional and national level. The exam pass rate has hit its highest peak since the college was formed in 1904 and is currently in the top 10 most successful higher education colleges in the North East . The college elects an annual student president along with a team of 10 to enhance student life. The college also publishes a successful college newspaper and has a close connection with St David's R.C. Technology College. The college offers a wide variety of trips to students including France, Rome, London and the Holocaust memorial in Auschwitz.

Teachers include Stuart Booth, Chris Leblique, Chris Griffiths, Neil Cavanagh, Mary Sproxton and Andy Ford. In the summer of 2009 the College heavily invested in their I.T. units and sporting facilities to became one of the best in the country. There are personal tutors to help the students in their studies and have a student service department.

Notable alumni

Maurice Foley (1925-2002), British Labour Party politician, MP, junior minister and professional civil servant with the European Commission.[1 ][2 ]

Liam Plunkett (cricketer) |Liam Plunkett]] (born 1985) English cricketer currently playing for Durham County

Sean Gregan (footballer) |Sean Gregan]] (born 1974) English footballer who previously played for Preston North End FC, West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United

David Coverdale (musician) |David Coverdale]] (born 1951) British rock vocalist born in Middlesbrough and lead singer of band Whitesnake


  1. ^ Dalyell, Tam (February 14, 2002). "Obituary: Maurice Foley". Independent, The (London).   "Maurice Foley was born in Durham in the year of the General Strike, of Irish immigrants who had found work in the mines. After elementary school, as a staunch Roman Catholic he was given a place in St Mary's College in Middlesbrough."
  2. ^ "Maurice Foley". Times, The (London). February 19, 2002.   "He was born in the North East, the child of Irish immigrants, and saw the results of the Depression throughout his schooldays, first at a Roman Catholic elementary school, then at St Mary's College in Middlesbrough."

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