International Student Online Open Event

Friday 4 December 2020 | 10.00am - 11.00am GMT


Welcome to St Mary's School, Cambridge

I warmly invite you to join me, our teaching staff and students for live virtual talks and interactive Q&As.

This virtual event will take place over Zoom and will be full of information about life and learning across our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.

We can't wait to meet you,

Ms Charlotte Avery, Headmistress

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Boarding film library

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Timetable - 4 December 2020, 10.00am-11:00am GMT

This live event will take place at 10.00am (GMT). If you are unable to join live, please register your details here to receive access to the content on-demand, which will be available within three weeks of the event.

Time Session   Speaker
10.00 Welcome to St Mary’s School, Cambridge

Welcome to St Mary’s School, Cambridge

Discover some of the unique aspects of a St Mary’s education, from our welcoming community to our history, the all-girls’ advantage and our academic results. We’ll also share insights on what our current parents value about St Mary's.

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress, St Mary’s School
10.05 Aim High

Teaching & Learning at St Mary’s

Explore our approach to academic progress, how girls achieve their full potential and how we work with parents to communicate progress.

Stephen Seidler, Deputy Head: Academic
10.10 Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

Explore how we support boarders with our exceptional pastoral care provision.

Aodain Fleming, Deputy Head: Pastoral
10.15 Boarding at St Mary's

Boarding at St Mary’s

Boarders join us from Year 5 up (age 9). Learn more about our boarding accommodation, routines and everyday life as a St Mary's boarder.

Claire Elliott, Head of Boarding
10.20 My experience of boarding

My experience of boarding

A student perspective on life as a boarder at St Mary's.

Head Boarder
10.25 English as an Additional Language (EAL) provision

English as an Additional Language (EAL) provision

Explore our exceptional EAL provision available to all students for whom English is not a first language.

Patricia Brooks, Joint Head: EAL and Sixth Form Tutor
10.30 Enrichment opportunities

Enrichment opportunities

Find out more about our extra-curricular clubs, STEMM Award, Arts Award, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, our Enterprise opportunities and trips.

Kate Latham, Director of Learning
10.35 Our Junior School

Our Junior School

Learn more about our Junior School, where girls aged 4 to 11 can begin their St Mary's journey, with boarding available from age 9.

Matthew O'Reilly, Head of Junior School
10.40 Entrance examinations, scholarships and visa requirements

Entrance examinations, scholarships and visa requirements

Practical information on our entrance examination process, applying for scholarships and visa requirements.

Emma Hall, Assistant Head: Director of Studies and Academic Registrar
10.50 Questions and meet the Admissions Team

Questions and meet the Admissions Team

Please ask any questions you may have about any of the information provided and meet our Admissions Team.

Keeping girls safe during the pandemic

Join our Head of Boarding for a tour of Mary Ward House

A Tour of Junior School

Take a Tour of Senior School

A Tour of Sixth Form

A Tour of The Elms our Sixth Form Boarding House

“St Mary's School, Cambridge has changed our daughter’s life. She is happy and inspired every day and we are really grateful to everyone at the Junior School for the support they have given her.”

Parent survey 2019

“I like the ethos of St Mary's School ... it has a holistic approach to education and I think that the staff are as concerned about the social and emotional development of students, as they are with the examination results.”


“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 enables its girls and young women to stand out from the crowd. They are confident, caring and positive. However, most of all [my daughter] leaves St Mary's with the knowledge that to get on in the world, she can shine without it being at the expense of others. I certainly feel the whole school nurtured Emily to know that: 'She Can!' ”