Boarding at St Mary's

Empowering girls since 1898

Boarders join us from the UK and over 15 different countries, creating friendships that span the world.

Girls live in beautifully furbished facilities at Mary Ward House. Every day boarding life is filled with fun, friendship and laughter; whilst allowing for privacy and quiet moments when needed.

Our boarders love living in Cambridge, a culturally vibrant city, with a long history of learning.

We warmly invite you to visit us, however this collection of videos will allow you to gain an insight into boarding life.

A home away from home

Mary Ward House is located in a quiet, residential area within easy walking distance of our schools.

Virtual tour

Explore Mary Ward House, a beautiful, three-storey property set in substantial grounds. It accommodates 90+ boarders, plus our team of boarding staff who care for boarders before school, each evening and at weekends.


Our experienced, caring team

Meet some of our Boarding Team, who support boarders on a daily basis in this light-hearted video, filmed in Mary Ward House.

Boarders exploring Cambridge

Mary Ward House


Want to know more?

If you would like more information about joining St Mary's School, please contact our friendly Admissions Team.

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Quick facts
  • Boarding from Year 5 (age 9)
  • c.20% of our school community are boarders
  • Single rooms for Sixth Formers
  • Common rooms
  • Spacious grounds
  • Live-in team of staff
  • School medical officer and nurses

What our boarders say ...

About our sense of community

What our boarders say ...

Support from staff and prefects

What our students say ...

About joining St Mary's from overseas