St Mary's School for Girls Important Notice

  • Important Notice

    date posted: 04/09/13

    In the event of an emergency, information for parents and pupils will be displayed prominently on our website homepage. Please check the website during these periods for regular updates or contact us directly for further information. Afte reading the notice, simply click on the cross button to continue viewing the website.


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

    AUTUMN OPEN DAY Lower School 6 Nov 9.30-11.30


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

  • Mrs Bush rides side-saddle at Audley End

    date posted: 15/10/14
    Head of Classics and manager of St Mary’s equestrian team, Mrs Angela Bush, and her pony William took part in Audley End House's Great British Pony Parade on 12 October.
  • Lower School Harvest Festival at St Albright’s Church

    date posted: 10/10/14
    All pupils at the Lower School and Kindergarten came together on 9 October for the annual Harvest Festival service in St Albright’s Church on 9 October.
  • Road safety education for Year 6 girls

    date posted: 10/10/14

    Essex Highways Road Safety staff came to school on 9 October to speak to Year 6 girls about the importance of road safety.

  • We Will Remember Them

    date posted: 10/10/14
    An evening of music and drama in tribute to those who fought in World War One, in its centenary year, was presented by Year 11 girls on 9 October.
  • Sick Children’s Trust benefits from St Mary's fundraising

    date posted: 10/10/14
    The Sick Children’s Trust, which was senior girls’ chosen charity for the last academic year, have benefited from a large donation, thanks to the fundraising efforts of St Mary’s girls.
  • Dutch exchange students have a taste of English school life

    date posted: 08/10/14
    Our Dutch exchange partners from Willem van Oranje School, Oud-Beijerland enjoyed a session of English cookery in our Home Economics room on 8 October, as part of their week-long visit to the UK.

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Get in Touch or Come Along for a Visit

In our friendly, warm community, each girl is known, valued and cared for as an individual.

As a relatively small school, with a staff dedicated to meeting the needs of each and every pupil, we are able to focus on ensuring that girls at St Mary’s have a very happy school experience and leave us with the confidence and the skills to make the most of the life that lies ahead.

In this small, supportive community, girls receive the individual attention they need to make the most of their lessons and to be happy and engaged throughout the school day.

The pupils are able to build good relationships with their Class Teachers, so that if any concerns are raised they can be dealt with at an early stage. Class Teachers support the girls in managing their friendships, helping them to understand the importance of valuing each other as individuals and developing the skills they need to be able to work harmoniously together.

The well-being of every individual – pupil and staff member alike – is of paramount importance at St Mary’s and informs all that goes on at the school. In such a supportive, caring atmosphere, girls learn to be successful, while at the same time developing a sense of integrity and a strong empathy for those around them.

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