St Mary's Junior School

Empowering girls since 1898

We are delighted you are considering joining us. There are many reasons I am proud to lead St Mary's Junior School, particularly our loving ethos and distinctive family feel.

Our caring, specialist teachers, will inspire your daughter’s love of learning and she join a nurturing community, where courage, compassion and integrity are part of school life. Located in the heart of inspiring Cambridge, our School is rated excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

We warmly invite you to visit us, however this collection of videos will allow you to explore some key aspects of life as a St Mary's girl.

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A day in the life...

Kung Fu, creative arts, swimming and more...

Follow Orla as she enjoys a typical day in Junior School.

COVID-19

Hear more about how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, placing the safety of our girls at the heart of everything we do.

"The Junior School has changed our daughter's life. She is happy and inspired everyday ..." Parent survey

St Mary's girls aim high in the classroom and beyond

Tomorrow's innovators

We ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which stays with girls way beyond Junior School.

Creative expression

Many girls develop self-confidence, communication and self-expression, plus speaking and listening skills, through LAMDA qualifications.

Sport

Girls enjoy a wide variety of curriculum sports, plus clubs and competitions. Every girl is encouraged to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

Community

We connect with our wider community, locally and globally. Our partnerships benefit both our girls and young people in our wider community.


Boarding at Mary Ward House


Boarding is available at Mary Ward House for girls in Year 5 (age 9) onwards. Day girls also access our flexi-boarding and late stay provision which extends wrap-around-care beyond 6.00pm. 

About boarding


Our location


Want to know more?

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

Admissions information

Welcome

 

Mr Matthew O'Reilly, Head of Juniors

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Quick facts
  • Students aged 4-11
  • All-girls' education
  • c.20 girls per class
  • Day and boarding
  • Mary Ward School

Admissions

Open Events

Visit us and discover what makes St Mary's so special.

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What our students say ...

About art at St Mary's as part of our creative curriculum

What our students say ...

About sporting opportunities at St Mary's

What our students say ...

About bug-hunting in woodland explorers.

Parent Survey

Discover what parents value about St Mary's Junior School.

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“Their confidence has soared since joining St Mary's Junior School Cambridge. I feel like the School adds more value than any other independent school in Cambridge.”

Junior School parent 2019

“It’s a wonderful, dynamic and loving place and we have been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to send our girls here.”

Parent survey 2019

“St Mary’s is a brilliant school with excellent staff. The head teacher is amazing, supportive and kind. My daughter has great respect for him. The teaching staff are wonderful and nurturing.”

Parent survey 2019