St Mary's is a boarding and day school of around 340 girls between the ages of 11 and 18. Approximately 80% board, and all take part in the full curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer. The school has exceptional pastoral care and this, coupled with a commitment to providing an innovative, personalised curriculum, means that each individual girl is at the heart of everything we do.
Dr Felicia Kirk (Headmistress)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Girls only
Boarding fees per term:
Day fees per term:
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
865 / 6016
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 11 to 18 (57)
Boarding: 11 to 18 (293)
Sixth Form: (118)
St Mary's Calne girls consistently achieve excellent public examination results and the majority go on to their first-choice university. The girls go on to Russell Group universities such as Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, LSE, Newcastle, UCL and Warwick and several gain places at Oxbridge each year (eight in 2018). The girls study a diverse range of subjects at university, ranging from Architecture, Chemistry, Civil Engineering to Fine Art, Politics & Modern Languages, Law and Medicine.
All girls are screened for any indications of learning difficulties when they start at St Mary's. Any issues are monitored and action taken as, and if, appropriate. Girls are given lessons in study periods or during lunch breaks so they do not miss lessons. Lessons are one to one and are timetabled as one per week at the same time, on occasion a girl may receive two lessons per week.
Any child known to have SEN prior to entry to the school must have an up to date Educational Psychologist’s report and a History of Need and Provision from their current school in order to ascertain the suitability of St Mary’s Calne for the child.
We offer Academic, Music, Art, Drama, Sport and Choral Scholarships at 11+, 13+ and for Sixth Form and a Bodinnar All-Rounder Scholarship at 13+. In addition to Academic Scholarships, Academic Exhibitions may be offered to candidates who show considerable promise in a single subject or a group of subjects. Further details are available from the Admissions Office.
As a charitable trust we do offer a limited number of Foundation places. Applications for such places should be sent to the Headmistress. Means tested Bursaries are sometimes offered to help parents who have girls already in school, who may have short term financial difficulties. All cases are considered individually.
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies