St Mary’s School is the leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18 in Cambridge.
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In our creative, nurturing school we foster a love of learning from day one.
Every girl is valued, known and inspired in our supportive, dynamic community.
We empower girls to aim high as they prepare to follow inspiring future paths.
An exceptional place in which to live, learn and grow.
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In Sixth Form, learning is about encouraging intellectual independence, sparking curiosity and broadening horizons.
In Sixth Form, we continue to foster a love of learning, that comes from within. Drawing on the psychology of Intrinsic Motivation, our approach encourages students to discover what motivates them. They learn because they enjoy it.
Our students want to do well for themselves – because it feels good – rather than focusing on examinations or external rewards. This approach is reflected in our consistently strong academic results.
That is, the right attitude when it comes to learning and study. As a High Performance Learning School, skills such as collaboration, risk-taking, independent thinking, concern for society and perseverance are developed through our approach to learning.
Our smaller class sizes give students access to inspiring teaching, personalised to suit their particular learning style. Tutorial based teaching creates opportunities for every student to build confidence, find their voice and develop intellectual independence in a supportive, stimulating environment.
We believe that young people achieve their best if they are happy. Learning at St Mary's is underpinned by exceptional pastoral care. We listen to our students and value their well-being. In Sixth Form, this encourages a sense of community, support and compassion.
We value a balanced and broad curriculum.
Our girls develop an evidence-based set of skills and attitudes that prepare them for life.
Our Extended Project Qualification develops valuable skills.
We use technology to enhance teaching and learning.