St Mary's Lower School pupils are consistently successful in assessments for places at the high-performing local state selective (grammar) schools as well as in securing prestigious scholarships to St Mary's Senior School.
Scholarships and Grammar School places 2017
Year 6 pupils had great success in the Essex 11+ exam and St Mary’s Senior School Scholarship assessments in 2017.
50% of pupils in St Mary’s Year 6 took the 11+ CSSE examination in September 2017 for entry to Essex state selective (grammar) schools, which is open to pupils of all abilities. 45% of St Mary’s candidates, who took the test, were successful in achieving places at Colchester High School for Girls.
Nine girls achieved prestigious Scholarships to St Mary’s Senior School in the academic year 2017-2018. St Mary’s Lower School pupils performed well in the assessments for St Mary’s Senior School Scholarships – Academic, Art, Drama, Music and PE, as well as the Miss Comrie Scholarships, which are offered to pupils who are expected to make a significant contribution to the life of the school.