Outstanding Results
97% of GCSEs at St Mary’s were graded at four or C, or above, compared to a national average of 67%
Academic Scholarships
Available for September 2020 admissions
St Mary’s Lower School
Ranked the leading Prep School in Essex

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
A huge number of visits, clubs and activities are on offer
Senior School Enrichment
There is ample opportunity for girls to broaden their skills and knowledge

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