St Mary’s School, Ascot

St Mary’s School Ascot is a leading Roman Catholic boarding school for girls aged between 11 and 18 years.

It is a 45-minute journey from London, and set in 55 acres of beautiful grounds. We are a warm and caring community, and are passionate about bringing out the full potential of each of our 390 pupils. As a full boarding school, with only a few places for day pupils who live nearby, we offer a wealth of co-curricular opportunities, meaning that life at St Mary’s is vibrant, exciting and always good fun.

Boarding life at St Mary’s is rich and fulfilling, with inspirational evening speakers, a wealth of clubs and societies, and an exciting range of weekend activities and trips. Senior girls play a key role in the life of the school, leading by example, running events for younger girls, and organising our many charitable and fund-raising activities. Our teaching, pastoral and residential staff work closely together to ensure that each girl leads a life that is healthy and balanced, with plenty of physical and intellectual challenge, spiritual enrichment, peace, friendship and joy.

We are proud of the strength of our academic achievements and work tirelessly to build on our tradition of excellence. It is a true measure of our success that we help girls of all abilities to realise their full potential, and to achieve places at a range of top universities in the UK and abroad. We are a relatively small school, so we know our girls well, and are able to create a nurturing environment that both supports and stimulates them, and where they learn how to excel. We are also big enough to be able to offer a full and ambitious academic curriculum, and outstanding facilities, from our 400-seat theatre auditorium and all-weather athletics track to our beautiful new Sixth Form boarding courtyard with its ensuite study bedrooms.

We are proud to sustain the tradition established by our foundress, Mary Ward, who valued freedom of spirit, sincerity and a cheerful disposition, and predicted rightly that ‘women in time will come to do much’.


  • Head Danuta Staunton
  • Danuta Staunton
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Full Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2022 - July 2023
  • Senior School
    • £15,190 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £15,190 per term
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Bursaries & Scholarships

All candidates sitting assessment for entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+ are automatically considered for the general academic scholarships. There are three academic scholarships available at 11+ and 13+, and one at 16+. There are two all-rounder scholarships, one each at 11+ and 13+, for candidates who are likely to contribute exceptionally well to the overall life of the school.

There is one Art scholarship and one Music scholarship available each year.

The value of each scholarship is 5% of the fees. In addition, Music scholars receive up to three 30-minute music lessons each week.

St Mary’s School Ascot is able to provide means-tested bursaries, which are awarded on an annual basis to parents who are financially eligible and who meet the application requirements. Not every eligible application for a bursary will be successful.

The deadline for submission of the completed Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances in Support of an Application for School Fee Assistance is 1 October in the year prior to anticipated entry.

All offers of bursaries are subject to the pupil successfully gaining a place through the normal admissions process.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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