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Since 1898, St Mary’s School, Cambridge has opened up a world of opportunities for thousands of girls through its unique blend of individual care and tutorship.

Our school is now the only all-girls school in Cambridge. We are a Christian school in the Catholic tradition and remain deeply proud of our continued ability to offer an exceptional education. At St Mary's School every girl is valued and cherished through her own individual learning journey of academic and non-academic subjects.

Sustaining the school’s enriching environment is a huge financial commitment which fee income alone cannot cover. We were not founded by a benefactor and do not benefit from any endowment. So, charitable contributions from like-minded people, who share our commitment to academic excellence, provide vital funds to help us maintain our historic buildings of Paston House and The Elms, fund new capital projects urgently needed and to provide opportunities to talented girls through our Sister Christopher Bursary Fund.

Our Development Programme is central to the future of St Mary’s School, Cambridge - both for our current generation of students and those who will follow in their footsteps. Its purpose is to provide facilities that give St Mary’s girls the best possible opportunity to become independent, confident and well-informed individuals who are ready to make their mark on the world, supported by a network of lifelong friends.

Your support makes a real difference. Every gift counts.

Sister Christopher Bursary Fund

We focus on fostering a love of life and learning, while growing the academic talents and spiritual well-being of each individual girl.

As a former student, Head Girl and Headmistress of St Mary’s School, Sister Christopher embodies what it is to be a ‘Mary Ward girl’. It seems a fitting acknowledgement and tribute that we established The Sister Christopher Bursary Fund; Sister Christopher is a well-loved teacher and friend to many of our students.

A gift to support The Sister Christopher Bursary Fund fulfils two of the Mary Wary characteristics of embracing diversity and encouraging hard work and excellence.

Donations to The Sister Christopher Bursary Fund enable us to continue to offer the benefits of a Mary Ward education to girls who would not otherwise be able to access this opportunity.

Make a gift and support The Sister Christopher Bursary Fund

Please feel free to contact our Development Officer or call: 01223 224126 to discuss how your donation will make a difference.