Welcome

We welcome girls from Year 5 upwards into our boarding community at Mary Ward House. 

Set in tranquil surroundings, close to the centre of Cambridge, St Mary's School is a safe, secure place in which every girl is valued, supported and inspired.

Our boarders live at Mary Ward House, where our experienced team excel at helping girls to quickly feel at home.

St Mary's School provides exceptional pastoral care and the safety, well-being and happiness of all our boarders is our first priority.

Girls from Year 5 to 13 live together in one house, creating a family-like atmosphere with the older students supporting younger girls.

Mary Ward House is filled with fun, friendship and laughter; whilst allowing for privacy and quiet moments when needed. We offer beautifully furbished facilities, with comfortable bedrooms and spacious communal areas.

With students from over 15 different countries, life at Mary Ward House is enriched by diversity and our girls enjoy living in Cambridge, a culturally vibrant city, with a long history of learning.

Whilst every day life here is busy and full of excitement, we encourage girls to stay in close contact with family and friends. Building a partnership with parents is crucial to us and boarding staff are regularly in touch with parents and guardians.

I warmly invite you to visit us to discover more about life as a boarder at Mary Ward House.

Miss Claire Elliott

Head of Boarding