St Mary's Calne

St Mary's is a boarding and day school of around 360 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.

Curzon Street
SN11 0DF

+44 (0)1249 857200

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ISC associations: HMC, GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 347

St Mary's Calne fees:

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 (54)

Boarding: 10 to 18 (293)

Sixth Form: (122)

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Additional Information

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. 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.


We offer Scholarships for pupils entering the school at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.  Scholarships available: 

All-Rounder (at 11+) 
Bodinnar All Rounder (at 13+) 
Music (including Choral)  

One Foundation Award is available annually at 11+ to gifted and talented pupils from the state education sector who, for reasons of financial restriction, might otherwise be prevented from applying to the school.  All Foundation Scholarships are retained to the end of the Sixth Form.  The Scholarships are means-tested and could reduce the Day Fees by up to 100%. 
At 11+, the Scholarships are granted solely on merit as the result of competitive examination and require the support of a candidate’s Head Teacher. Candidates sit examinations in English and a computerised test to assess their verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills and their numerical ability.  In addition, they are interviewed by a member of teaching staff and the Head. 
Applicants should register interest in the Scholarships in September of the year preceding entry. 

Bursaries from the Calne Foundation Trust Bursary Fund may be available.  This Fund has benefited enormously from the generous gifts from Old Girls of their own charitable fund and the Matthews Bursary Fund.  Means-tested bursaries are, therefore, available for the daughters of former pupils wishing to enter the school.  Once awarded, bursaries are usually paid termly, and reviewed annually, to confirm that the parents' financial situation is unchanged. 

For members of the permanent Armed Forces (or reservists on full-time duties, for the duration of those duties) a means-tested discount of up to 20% is offered.   
For more information on Scholarships and assessment dates, please contact the Admissions Department on, telephone 01249 857206. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants

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