St Mary’s School is the leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4-18 in Cambridge.
Discover more about how to join our Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form.
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.
Explore the latest news from our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.
At St Mary's we welcome girls with a broad range of academic abilities – it is an important part of our ethos, and reflects our belief in the value of each individual.
To find out more about St Mary's School, download a prospectus or contact our Admissions team who will be happy to provide further information.
We encourage all prospective families and girls to visit us or to attend an Open Event.
To apply for a place, complete an application form online or download a form to complete and submit by post or email.
How to apply and application deadlines
Our final stage of the process involves formal and informal assessments; including tests and face-to-face interviews appropriate to each girl's age. We make this experience as relaxed as possible, as we really want to understand each applicant’s potential.
Girls applying for places in Year 3 to Year 9 are invited to a pre-assessment tea prior to our formal assessment day, to become familiar with the environment and meet current as well as other prospective students before assessment day.
At this stage we will also contact your daughter's previous school to request detailed references.
More about assessment
If your daughter accepts a place at St Mary's School, we require a deposit to be paid. For UK applicants the deposit is £500; for EU applicants the deposit is £1,000; outside of the EU the deposit is £5,000. This deposit will be returned to you at the end of your daughter’s time at the school. This deposit must be paid in addition to school fees.
Further information and FAQs about applying to St Mary's
Scholarships are offered to girls entering Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form
Contact our friendly admissions team for further support
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