At St Mary’s School, Cambridge, we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all education, we provides renowned pastoral care, understanding and individual support that encourages girls to look beyond themselves, so that they enter adulthood aspiring to be more and to give more, not just to have more.
There are 160 girls in our Junior School, 400 girls in the Senior School and 100 in our Sixth Form. A fifth of the girls at the school are boarders. Reflecting the cosmopolitan community of Cambridge, 14% of pupils at the school are from overseas, from 34 countries. Building on our 400 year tradition, St Mary’s School, Cambridge belongs to an active international network of over 200 Mary Ward schools worldwide, presenting many exciting and innovative opportunities for its students.
At St Mary’s School, Cambridge our girls receive excellent teaching and personalised help. In return our students are expected to take some responsibility for their own learning and to develop a level of self-sufficiency. This is valuable practice that will serve them well throughout further education and adult life.
We view all of our girls’ individual gifts and talents as precious and we take an holistic approach that is designed to draw out their full potential. We do this by challenging them academically and helping them to grow as independent learners.
Individual strengths are nurtured through our curriculum and a schedule of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, which include clubs, workshops, trips, external speakers, residential visits and competitions. Examples of past trips and visits include: Year 9 Adventure Weekend, Sixth Form Trip to Venice, Year 10 Geography Field Trip to Wales, Choir Tour de Lake Garda and German Exchange Visit.
Our Gifted and Talented Policy can be found by visiting our website