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  • Important Notice

    date posted: 04/09/13

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Welcome to St Mary's

  • Landing Testimonial One

    date posted: Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

    A happy, high-achieving independent

    school for girls aged 3-16 and boys 3-4


A Flying Start for Boys & Girls Aged 3-4

In a beautiful setting, children develop the skills, independence and confidence to prepare them for starting school.

Experienced Early Years teachers give boys and girls a sound academic foundation and introduce them to activities - from dance and drama to arts, crafts and sports - designed to build confidence and strengthen characters for the future.

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Lower School

A happy learning environment for girls 4-11

We provide the support and challenge girls need to reach their academic potential and have fun along the way!

From exciting lessons to engaging activities in our dance studio and fun in our outdoor classroom, life at St Mary's Lower School is never dull! Girls leave as independent learners with the confidence to move forward in their education and their lives.

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Senior School

A dynamic academic school for girls 11-16

Our exciting academic curriculum is balanced with plenty of sport, drama, music, art and activities.

There is a real focus is on academic achievement in the Senior School - our GCSE results position us among the top schools in the county - but at the same time, every girl at St Mary’s plays an active part in school life

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Latest News

Reports on recent school events and activities

  • Equestrian success for Charlotte

    date posted: 21/07/14
    Charlotte, Year 10, has established herself in the top 20 show jumping pony riders in the UK with some impressive performances.
  • Year 1 are Romans at Colchester Castle!

    date posted: 16/07/14
    Being runners-up in a chariot race was a highlight of Year 1 girls’ visit to Colchester Castle!
  • Teen Star success for Abbi

    date posted: 16/07/14

    Abbi, Year 7, has reached the Grand Final of the national Teen Star competition to uncover young signing talent.

  • Success for St Mary’s girls’ in Junior Maths Challenge 2014

    date posted: 09/07/14

    Pupils at St Mary’s were among 240,000 across the country to take part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2014.



  • Big cheque presentations

    date posted: 05/07/14

    Two very large cheques were presented by girls on the Lower School Charity Team to representatives of their chosen charities on 3 July as the result of their fundraising this year. 

  • Year 8 Science Fair 2014

    date posted: 04/07/14
    The culmination of Year 8 girls’ individual scientific research projects, the Year 8 Science Fair on 20 June was an opportunity for parents to tour displays of the girls’ work and to ask questions about the processes involved.

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School Contact Details
EnquiriesT: 01206 572 544General Enquiry
AdmissionsT: 01206 216 420Admissions Enquiry
 MediaT: 01206 572 544Media Enquiry
Senior School91 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3RB
Lower School & Kindergarten

247 London Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8LT

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