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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
    More than a hundred years' experience
    of preparing girls for the future.


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

  • Year 7’s eggcellent Easter activities!

    date posted: 15/04/14
    On the last day of the Spring Term, Year 7 girls had great fun taking part in competitions and challenges to win their Easter eggs!
  • Easter bonnets!

    date posted: 28/03/14
    Lower School girls created superb Easter bonnets and wore them for a special parade in assembly before being judged by Mrs Stanhope, Mrs Rudling and Mr Birchmore.
  • High scores for St Mary’s mathematicians in national challenge

    date posted: 28/03/14
    Six St Mary’s mathematicians have been placed among the top 21% in the country in this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge, a national competition designed to challenge pupils in Years 9 to 11.
  • Lift-off for inter-house gravity challenge

    date posted: 28/03/14
    Launching their own rockets was one of the tasks for Year 10 teams representing the four school houses in the Inter-House Gravity Challenge Cup, the first contest of its kind for a single year group, which took place in the last week of term.
  • Year 5 and 6 girls make a splash at gala

    date posted: 26/03/14
    The Year 5 and 6 swimming gala on 21 March at First Strokes demonstrated just how well the girls have progressed with their technique in the water.
  • Year 6 girls visit Houses of Parliament

    date posted: 24/03/14
    To complement their topic on politics, Year 6 girls paid a visit to the Houses of Parliament on 20 March.  

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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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