St Mary's School, Cambridge

St Mary's School, Cambridge is an independent girl's day and boarding school educating students from age 3 to 18. Situated in the heart of the academically and culturally vibrant city of Cambridge, we are a Christian school in the Catholic tradition. We focus on fostering a love of life and learning, while growing the academic talents and spiritual well-being of each individual girl.

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, IAPS

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 611

St Mary's School, Cambridge fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£11,699 to £13,892

Day fees per term:
£4,221 to £6,580

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
873 / 6001

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (547)

Boarding: 10 to 18 (64)

Sixth Form: (102)

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At St Mary’s School, Cambridge, our scholarships celebrate outstanding academic, creative and sporting achievement and service to the wider community. 

What we offer
Our scholarships are designed to give girls a sense of their own worth and ability, while providing an opportunity to develop their talents for their own benefit and for the benefit of others. Scholarships are offered to girls entering Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form.

Scholarships are usually awarded at 5 percent of the day school fees but may be worth up to 20 percent in exceptional circumstances. In the interests of inclusivity, no student will be awarded more than two scholarships with fee remission although applicants may apply for more than two.

Awards are usually valid for two (Year 7 and Sixth Form entry) or five (Year 9 entry) years. Scholarships can be purely honorary, with the fee remission donated by parents into our Bursary Fund to benefit students who would otherwise be unable to afford a place at the school.

In addition to a fee reduction, scholars receive support in their area of talent from a teacher. Scholars are expected to act as role models to their peers and contribute to wider school life, fostering a love of learning and commitment to service.

Scholarship application deadlines
Year 7 and Year 9 scholarships applications for September 2023: Deadline 9 December 2019.

Lower Sixth scholarship applications for September 2023: Deadline 15 November 2022.

For international students, there is no formal deadline for applications, and they will be considered at the Headmistress’ discretion.

All scholarships are awarded at the Headmistress’ discretion.

St Mary’s School, Cambridge bursaries are discretionary, means-tested and awarded on a sliding scale based on financial need. Awards are reviewed annually with the expectation that they will decrease over time in order that as many families as possible are able to benefit from the bursary funds available.

Unfortunately we regret that St Mary's bursaries are not available for international students.

Bursaries may be made to existing or prospective families. Existing families who are committed to St Mary’s School, Cambridge but whose financial circumstances have changed will be prioritised over new applicants.

The closing date for bursary applications for September 2023 entry is 31st October 2022.

Please contact the Bursar, for more information:

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies