Our team

Our dedicated leadership team are committed to guiding students through their educational journey.

Our teachers recognise that at St Mary's, we offer much more than a one-size-fits-all approach to education. They guide students through their educational journey and are dedicated to nurturing new talents and to opening doors to creativity, self-development, and new friendships. 

All our staff are highly-qualified and enthusiastic, and include graduates from leading universities as well as staff members who have indispensable non-teaching experience. Each member of staff provides a strong moral and spiritual framework for students, exemplifying our school aims and values of integrity, justice and respect.

We walk alongside our parents, valuing their role as the first educator of their child and create a learning environment of love, hope and joy based on Gospel values in which individuals are cherished and genuine relationships are nurtured.

"The values that permeate the school – the general ethos; we are not religious, but we appreciate the sense of humanity, respect and thinking of others." Junior School parent

"Excellent education provision." Independent Schools Inspectorate

"All members of staff, teaching and ancillary, demonstrate passion and genuine commitment." Ofsted Inspection

Junior School Leadership Team

Ms Charlotte Avery
MA (Oxon), MA (London)
Headmistress

Mr Matthew O'Reilly
BA (Newcastle)
Head of Juniors

Mrs Kerry Owens
B.Ed (Exeter)
Deputy Head and Pre-prep Co-ordinator

Mrs Sarah Cliff
MA (Cantab)
Junior School Assistant Head