St Mary’s School, Cambridge

St Mary’s School is the leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18 in Cambridge.

In our dynamic, nurturing environment each girl is valued, supported and inspired. Here, ‘yes she can’ be whomever she wants to be.

Our A Level students leave us ready to aim high in life. From Architecture to Archaeology, Biochemistry to Business, Politics to Psychology, English to Economics, and Music to Mechanical Engineering: our leaver destinations reflect the unique individuality of our students.

Our girls receive offers from top universities such as the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, UCL and Imperial College London and go on to pursue exciting future paths beyond St Mary’s.

Founded in 1898, our education is built for girls. By providing girls a space in which their intellectual and social confidence can flourish, we empower girls to aim high, to follow their dreams and to make a positive contribution to society. At St Mary’s, our girls love learning. From sports stars and performers, to creators and thinkers, we support them to discover, develop and share their unique talents.

Creatives excel at our dedicated Visual Arts Centre, performers shine in our Drama Studio and the horizons of our aspiring rowers are expanded thanks to our partnership with the City of Cambridge Rowing Club. We have also partnered with the University of Cambridge’s Homerton College to deliver our vision for sporting education through substantially regenerating the School’s sports ground, located on Long Road.

We welcome a broad ability range and work to fulfil the potential of each student. With our approach to teaching and learning, our girls gain skills that ensure they are ready to learn, ready to work – and most importantly ready for life. By teaching skills and attitudes proven to sustain intellectual improvement, we create ‘room at the top’ for more students.

At St Mary’s, happiness is important and student well-being is key. That is why our pastoral care is second to none. Girls from all faiths and secular backgrounds join our happy, diverse school community. Our girls leave us ready for the future, equipped with the skills, qualities and values they need to pursue a life of fulfilment.

See for yourself what makes St Mary’s so special, by signing up for an open event or taking a ‘virtual visit’ on our website at www.stmaryscambridge.co.uk

Essentials

  • Head Ms Charlotte Avery
  • Ms Charlotte Avery
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Catholic
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,468 - £10,607 per term
  • Senior School
    • £5,459 - £11,207 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £5,459 - £11,207 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £3,468 - £10,607 per term
    • Senior School
      • £5,459 - £11,207 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £5,459 - £11,207 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Our scholarship provision aims to celebrate outstanding academic, creative and sporting achievement and service to the wider community.

Scholarships are open for girls entering Years 7, 9 and 12 and are designed to give girls a sense of their own worth and ability, while providing them with the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents for their own benefit and, as importantly, for the benefit of others.

In addition to a fee reduction, the scholar herself gains support in their area of particular talent from a teacher at St Mary’s School, Cambridge. In return for scholarships, girls are expected to act as role models to their peers and contribute to the wider life of the school, thus fostering a love of learning and commitment to service.

Our bursaries are discretionary, means-tested and awarded on a sliding scale based on financial need. Awards are reviewed annually with the expectation that they will decrease over time in order that as many families as possible are able to benefit from the bursary funds available.

Bursaries may be made to existing or prospective families. Existing families who are committed to St Mary’s School, Cambridge but whose financial circumstances have changed will be prioritised over new applicants.

Please contact the Bursar, Mr Mark Johnstone, for more information on bursaries: bursar@stmaryscambridge.co.uk.
Visit our website for more information about our scholarships and bursary provision.

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

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Life at our Junior School
Life at our Senior School

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

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