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St Mary's School, Cambridge

St Mary's School, Cambridge

Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LY, Cambridgeshire

+44 (0)1223 224167



St Mary's School, Cambridge
School type Girls' Day & Boarding Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1898
Headmistress Ms Charlotte Avery
Date Appointed 2007
Girls Age Range 3-18 years (boarding from 9)
Number of pupils 630
Day fees per annum £12,663 - £19,740 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £39,444 - £41,676 per annum
Average Class Size 20 in Junior School; 24 in Senior School
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7

Located close to Cambridge's academic heart, St Mary's School has been educating and empowering girls since 1898, developing engaged, compassionate young women with the aspirations, confidence, and integrity to be themselves and help shape a better world. As a World Class High Performance Learning (HPL) school, St Mary's teaches its students to understand how they learn, as well as what they learn. From the moment they start at St Mary's, girls are taught to dream big and strive to reach their full potential. The result is excellent academic outcomes and young adults who are curious, community-minded, resilient, and ready to go out and make a positive contribution to society.

A place for girls

Within Cambridgeshire, St Mary's unique all-girls offer provides a space where gender stereotypes cannot thrive. The school's first-class education status was recently exemplified when it received the highest grade of 'excellent' in its ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) inspection. St Mary's achieved the top grade of 'excellent' in both aspects of the Education Quality Inspection, covering the quality of pupils' academic achievements and their personal development. Inspectors also praised the quality of teaching and parents concurred, giving the school an outstanding overall satisfaction rate of 98%.

A place to be me

While academic accolades speak for themselves, studying at St Mary's is about so much more. Exam qualifications open doors, but it is a student's self-belief, persistence and drive that keeps the door open. At St Mary's, students find the inspiration, opportunity and support they need to be themselves and pursue their individual talents with confidence and joy. Whether a student's interests are in sports or STEM, St Mary's really is the place for her to be herself!

A place with no limits

At St Mary's all subjects are 'for girls'. In a nurturing, supportive environment, students are encouraged to pursue their interests with no academic path off limits. St Mary's teachers work hard to encourage a passion for Maths and Science - subjects that girls have historically been less keen to pursue, particularly in co-ed settings. The school's state-of-the-art STEM facilities, including its STEM Learning Lab located in the Junior School give pupils everything they need to experiment, explore, design, test and perfect their innovation ideas.

Students are also encouraged to excel at sport. There is access to coaching expertise for those with a passion for competitive sports and extra-curricular clubs for those who want to find an activity that supports their physical and mental wellbeing. Junior and Senior School students make good use of the school's impressive and versatile sports grounds at Long Road, which accommodates 3G, grass and artificial all-weather pitches for rugby, football, hockey, netball, tennis, athletics, and cricket nets. St Mary's Rowing Club also continues to go from strength to strength as an affiliated British Rowing Club.

A place to succeed

With 125 years' experience in girls' education, St Mary's is uniquely placed to unlock students' academic, spiritual, cultural, and personal aspirations. At St Mary's, the secret to success is student happiness. Contented girls accomplish so much more and that's reflected in the school's results, and the subjects and careers that pupils go on to pursue. Supported by first-class pastoral care, St Mary's girls grow into fulfilled young women who go on to make a difference in society and the world at large.