Providing a high quality education for girls
Limited Senior School places available for September
New Year 7 Scholarships programme
Launching for Year 7 September 2023
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Places available for September start
Ranked 12th highest performing Prep school in England
Limited Lower School places available for September
New Frinton to St Mary's bus route
Launching September 2023, serving Frinton, Thorpe-le-Soken, Great Bentley and Wivenhoe

Welcome to St Mary’s

I hope that as you explore our website you’ll begin to get a real feel for the unique character of our school. St Mary’s is an independent school in Colchester, Essex for girls age 3-16 and boys age 3-4. We are proud to have charitable status, meaning all fees are reinvested into the school. We are also truly independent, with no owners or shareholders, and are overseen by a committed governing body who help ensure we provide a high quality and brilliantly balanced education, and a happy learning environment.

About Us

Why St Mary's?

At St Mary’s, we are totally committed to providing your child with an education that will prove to be a solid foundation for a whole lifetime of personal fulfilment, and our aims and ethos underpin all that we do.

Lower School Enrichment
Huge number of clubs and activities
Senior School Enrichment
Ample opportunities to broaden skills

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