Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St Ralph Sherwin CMAT

Saint Mary's is part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.  The trust was formed in September 2018 and is comprised of 20 primary schools and 5 secondary schools.  The schools are all part of the Diocese of Nottingham and cover the geographic area of Derbyshire, Derby City, Stockport, Staffordshire and a school in Nottinghamshire.


The Trust is led by the CEO Mr Sean McClafferty and the Chair of the Trust is Mrs Jacqueline Rodden.

The address of the Trust is:

St. Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust

St. Katherine's House

3rd Floor, St. Mary's Wharf

Mansfield Road 

Derby, DE1 3TQ

Telephone: 0300 369 0553


The St Ralph Sherwin CMAT website can be found here.





Hardship Policy

Our schools have done incredible things during lockdown. Take a look at how we've been serving our community and growing in faith together.

Saint Ralph Sherwin Award

Each school in the Saint Ralph Sherwin CMAT has been given an award to be presented to an exemplary pupil who embodies the aims and values of the CMAT and the character of St Ralph Sherwin himself. The seven characteristics considered are - witness, determination, service, fortitude, persistence, kindness and someone who focuses on the needs of the community. This award will be presented to a pupil annually. At our Leavers’ Mass on Monday, Mr Peter Barnes, Vice-Chair of our CMAT presented the Saint Ralph Sherwin Award to a Year 5 pupil who has shown great personal witness and fortitude as exemplified by our patron Saint. She was overwhelmed at the surprise presentation and rightly proud. Many congratulations to her!

St Ralph Sherwin Award Winner 2021

Mr Barnes, Foundation Director of the St Ralph Sherwin, sent a message saying "Many congratulations Sophie. Very well done. May God Bless you!" Mrs Rodden, Chair of the Trust sent a message saying "Well done Sophie!"