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.
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At St Mary's, learning never stops. Every day is full of opportunities to discover, question, experiment and reflect.
In Senior School, our rich, holistic curriculum is full of opportunities for every student to discover and pursue their talents and interests. Our approach has been shown to boost each student's GCSE results by, on average, more than half a grade.
We foster a love of learning that comes from within. Drawing on the psychology of Intrinsic Motivation, our approach encourages students to discover what motivates them. They learn because they enjoy it.
Our students want to do well for themselves – because it feels good – rather than focusing on examinations or external rewards. This approach is reflected in our consistently strong academic results.
Everything at St Mary’s is tailored to suit the learning style and needs of girls in a safe and nurturing environment. In small classes, we offer exactly the right balance of support, inspiration and challenge to every student.
That is, the right attitude when it comes to learning and study. As a High Performance Learning School, skills such as collaboration, risk-taking, independent thinking, concern for society and perseverance are developed across the curriculum. This enables girls to gain a breath of skills and attitudes proven to prepare young people for study and life beyond school.
We believe young people achieve their best if they are happy at school. Our approach to learning is underpinned by exceptional pastoral care. We listen to our students and value their well-being. In Senior School, this encourages a sense of community, support and compassion, for both our day students and boarders.
Our broad, innovative curriculum opens up endless worlds of discovery.
Our comprehensive remote learning programme
Explore our scholarships for academic excellence, music, sport, art, drama, design, creative writing and more!
Our girls develop an evidence-based set of skills and attitudes that prepare them for life.
We are inspiring the coders, engineers, creators and designers of tomorrow.
Creative and performing arts are an integral part of life at St Mary's
A community full of happiness, friendship and joy shapes school life at St Mary's.
“Very glad we chose St Mary's because it has really nurtured their wellbeing, at a time when teenagers face more challenges than ever.”
Parent survey 2019
“Choosing St Mary's is the best decision we could have made. My daughters are both happy and thriving. Their love of learning is encouraged and fostered. Every day on our journey home I listen to my daughter's chatting excitedly and enthusiastically about what they have learned each day.”
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