Welcome

Our Sixth Form is a place where students flourish both academically and socially, as they prepare for the future.

In our vibrant, friendly Sixth Form community, day and boarding students from all faiths and secular backgrounds are empowered to aim high, to follow their dreams and to make a positive contribution to society.

Ruth Taylor

As a High Performance Learning School, our students develop skills and attitudes to help them thrive at A Level, at university and in life. Our learning environment is tailored to motivate and engage young women. We focus on preparing for the future, encouraging intellectual independence, creativity, confidence and compassion.

Our strong academic record reflects student well-being. We believe students achieve more when they are happy. That is why we offer exceptional pastoral care, plus plenty of opportunities to develop a breadth of life skills to help our girls live healthy, balanced lives. Our small class sizes ensure every student is known and closely supported by a tutor and our team of committed, caring subject teachers.

Initiatives such as the Extended Project Qualification and our Philosophy, Ethics and Religion course allow students to gain critical thinking skills highly-valued by universities. Alongside bespoke guidance from our Careers Department, valuable work placements and a busy programme of guest speakers, students have access to all the guidance and inspiration they need.

Beyond the classroom, we encourage students to become responsible global citizens. As a Mary Ward School, our approach is grounded in timeless Christian values such as integrity, justice, hard work and freedom.

Life at St Mary’s Sixth Form is full of joy and opportunity; whether through our Leith’s Cookery School, drama, rowing, music, debate, archery, Japanese or the Duke of Edinburgh Award horizons are definitely expanded. Our students leave us equipped with the skills, qualities and values they need to pursue a life of fulfilment.

I warmly invite you to visit us to discover more about life at St Mary's,

Ruth Taylor, Head of Sixth Form