A place to innovate and explore

At St Mary's, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are very much for girls. In fact, statistics show that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to study STEM subjects than their peers in co-educational settings.

STEM in Senior School

STEM is a key aspect of our curriculum and we offer a myriad of extra-curricular opportunities:

We also offer scholarships to individuals who demonstrate excellence in Textiles, STEM, and Design and Enterprise.

CREST Award (Year 7)

STEM enthusiasts in Year 7 can complete a Bronze CREST Award which involves 10+ hours of research and independent work. This national award empowers young people to work like real scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians. 

Inspired by Cambridge

Located in the heart of Cambridge (or Silicon Fen), we are surrounded by world leaders in science, mathematics and technology-based industries. Working collaboratively with some of these companies, we have offered unique opportunities to students interested in this sector, including work placements with companies such as Mott MacDonald and Microsoft Research, and access to the School's Day at the Babraham Institute.

Our latest STEM news

"People should consider programming more, it’s not geeky; it’s fun! Computer Science is where the future is." Hannah B.D. Sixth Form STEM scholar

"I aim to provide a creative space where students' passions for tecnology can be explored and self-esteem raised, through a programme where there's always a club at a level appropriate to developing each students' level of understanding, across their school career." STEM Co-ordinator and Physics Teacher

Follow in their footsteps...

Sixth Form (2012)

Habiba Ahut Daggash

"I completed my PhD in Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation Research at Imperial College London. Previously, I chaired the Future Energy Leaders Forum at the Institute of Chemical Engineers, and sat on the Board of the Energy Centre."

  • Five A* A Levels at St Mary's in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and an Extended Project Qualification
  • Graduated from University of Oxford with a First Class Honours in Engineering Science
  • A member of Oxford University Women's Association Football Club, Engineering Society and the Energy Society


Sixth Form (2016)

Honora Driscoll

"During my time at St Mary's, Engineering was always promoted to the girls and I was fortunate to have had such inspiring mentorship. Although it is extremely challenging, I love doing my degree, and would certainly encourage others to study Chemical Engineering."

  • Studying Chemical Engineering at University College London
  • Passionate advocate for tackling the climate change crisis