About Us

Blackpool Research School at St Mary’s Catholic Academy is an exciting development and part of the evidence-based journey that St Mary’s Catholic Academy has been on. We have supported schools at the forefront of making evidence-based practice the norm and Research School status is the natural next step for us.

As the Research School for the Blackpool Opportunity Area, we will work closely with organisations like the Institute for Effective Education, Education Endowment Foundation, DfE and Research Ed, as well as alongside a range of higher education institutions, forward thinking schools and teachers across the UK. This will enable us to further develop our work with schools, promote the use of evidence based practice and ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people in our area.

The Team