St Mary's Calne

St Mary's Calne

Day Full Boarding Wiltshire

St Mary's Calne is a boarding and day school of around 360 girls aged 11–18. Approximately 80% of the girls board and it is a rich boarding life with all girls taking part in the full-curriculum and extracurricular activities.  It is the individualised approach to every aspect of school life that makes St Mary’s Calne special. 

All girls go on to higher education, and a lecture programme, debating, careers advice and much more prepare the girls for university and beyond.


Year Founded 1873
Religion Christian
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

St Mary's Calne has a total of 360 pupils, with 120 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £9675, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £12975, per term.

70 Day Girls
(11- 18)
290 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About St Mary's Calne

St Mary’s is committed to providing an education that will challenge and inspire its pupils, as well as helping them to achieve excellent public examination results. On average, 15% of the girls go on to Oxbridge every year and the vast majority of the girls get into their first choice of university.

As well as being noted for academic excellence, St Mary’s is renowned for outstanding pastoral care. The school has approximately 360 girls, including a strong Sixth Form ( approx 120 girls), and it is a close and caring community where every girl is known and cared for as an individual. Every girl has a Tutor to support and guide her through every aspect of school life; from organisational skills and subject choices through to university application.

St Mary’s Calne is situated two hours west of London and offers a coach service to Reading and London on Fixed Exeat Weekends and Half Terms.


Scholarships & Bursaries

At 11+


• Academic
• Art
• Drama
• Music (for first-study instrumentalists)
• Sport

At 13+


• Academic
• Bodinnar All-Rounder
• Art
• Choral (for first-study singers)
• Drama
• Music (for first-study instrumentalists)
• Sport

Art, Drama and Sports Scholarships are honorary awards, for which the recipient will receive £1000 per annum. Music Scholars will be offered two free music lessons per week.

Foundation Scholarships

One Foundation Scholarship is available annually at 11+ and one at Sixth Form to particularly gifted and talented pupils from the state education sector who, for reasons of financial restriction, might otherwise be prevented from applying to the school. 

For further information, please contact the Admissions Department:

Admissions Process

St Mary’s Calne welcomes girls between the ages of 11 and 18.

Girls are selected on the basis of sound academic achievement and their potential to contribute to the many different areas of school life.

We encourage equal opportunities for all, and do not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of race, creed or disability.


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