Higher Education

St Mary's girls are life-ready. They have the confidence, skills and resilience to pursue their chosen path.

Making choices

We offer a calm, purposeful environment, in which students can develop their intellectual and social independence in preparation for life beyond Sixth Form.

Many students pursue courses at leading universities and specialist Further Education establishments, as highlighted by our impressive leaver destinations

Our Careers Department, tutors and teaching staff work closely with students throughout this process, offering inspiration and guidance in choosing and securing their future path.

UCAS support

We offer extensive, individual support to students completing UCAS applications for higher education throughout Sixth Form.

In Year 12, students undertake a UCAS day, where admissions experts from leading universities, such as the University of Cambridge and Lancaster University share their expertise on what universities are looking for, completing their application and tips on preparing for the future.

Individual support

In addition to supporting the UCAS process, we help each student to pursue their chosen path. This could range from preparing for an Oxbridge interview, completing specialist assignments for Law or Medicine courses or creating portfolios to gain access leading Art Colleges.

Our Careers Department also secure work placements that allow students to gain valuable experience, as well as strengthening their applications.

University Women's Club

Founded in 1886 to promote Higher Education for women, the University Women’s Club offers members a friendly and secure London home. The Club provides social events, including opportunities for sharing music, literature and science, and for networking. The Club is open 24 hours a day and has reciprocal arrangements with Clubs worldwide, many of which offer accommodation.

St Mary's students can join The Club on favourable terms. For a lump sum payment, they become members until the January following their 25th birthday. They will then be invited to continue membership without paying the normal entrance fee.

Our students going on university can join in their final year, or up to 18 months after completion of their Sixth Form studies. All applications must be signed by Ms Avery, the Headmistress. For further information please email The Club.