School life for the students aged 11 to 16 at our Senior School is a balance of engaging academic lessons, lively arts and sport and a very valuable enrichment programme in a friendly, caring environment.
Lessons are lively and enjoyable and, thanks to small class sizes, each girl is given the individual attention she needs to do her best in each subject. Girls' learning is brought to life outside the classroom with very many trips and visits as well as in-school themed activities, workshops and speakers.
The arts and sports are entered into with great enthusiasm and every girl has the opportunity to be involved at whatever level best suits, with some impressive results on stage, in our galleries and on the playing fields.
Girls also learn some of the skills and knowledge that will stand them in good stead for the resto of their lives, but which is often difficult to pick up in the classroom alone. Our excellent pastoral care programme prepares girls for the world and welcomes experts to school to give talks and run workshops on health and safety and first aid and there are opportunities to discuss and explore teenage issues. Peer support is a very successful element of our very close-knit school community and each girl is assigned a 'buddy' on arrival, while a team of Year 11 listeners is on hand to chat through any worries.
The great advantage of our school is that every girl is well known and receives encouragement, help and support that is tailored for her, to make sure that she can fulfill her academic potential and feel settled and happy throughout her career at the school.
Miss Anwen Jones,
Director of St Mary's Senior School