St Mary's School, Cambridge is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18, located in the heart of Cambridge. The school was founded in 1898 and the school's history is rooted in the vision of education pioneer, Mary Ward. St Mary's is part of a global network of almost 200 Mary Ward Schools.
'From collaboration and risk-taking to independent thinking, concern for society and perseverance – a St Mary's education develops a breath of key skills and attitudes proven to prepare young people for study and life beyond. Our students leave us ready for the future; equipped with the skills, qualities and values they need to pursue a life of fulfilment.'
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The school was last inspected in May 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes St Mary's Cambridge different?
Attain asked the school, what makes St Mary's Cambridge different – and why should parents consider it?
St Mary's School is the leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18 in Cambridge.
Rated excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, our education builds self-confidence and inspires a love of learning.
Beginning in our Preschool, we give children the right start to education, ensuring that their first experiences of education spark confidence and curiosity.
By Sixth Form, St Mary's students leave school knowing that there are no boundaries to what they can achieve.
Our results are testimony to the individual support that St Mary's pupils receive, as 97% of our graduating A Level students attend their first-choice university course this year.
While academic results open doors for our students, it is their self-belief, persistence and motivation that carry them even further, supported by our exceptional pastoral care. Core values of courage, respect, compassion, and integrity support all aspects of our students' growth at our faith-based school.
This tailored approach to learning is supported by world-class facilities, including a boathouse that sits on the banks of the river Cam, and new sports grounds on Long Road.