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Senior school pupil playing the violin during a music lesson at St Marys Private School in Essex
Limited Senior School places available
Senior school pupil in a science lab at St Mary's school conducting an experiment while standing in front of of a periodic table
Impressive GCSE exam success
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Highest rating of EXCELLENT in ISI Inspection
Empowering Girls to be who they want to be in the world
Free event aimed at parents and daughters
Saturday 9 March, 12.30-1.30pm at the Senior School

Welcome to St Mary’s Colchester

We 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 Colchester is an independent school in Essex for girls aged 3-16. We also have a Kindergarten for children aged 3-4. We are proud to have charitable status. This means all fees are reinvested into the school. We are also truly independent, with no owners or shareholders. A committed governing body helps ensure we provide a high-quality and brilliantly balanced education and a happy learning environment.

About Us

Two Lower School pupils at a Prep School classroom in Colchester Essex

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.

Group of Lower school girls playing Hockey in a field during a sports session at St Mary's School in Colchester
Lower School Enrichment
Huge number of clubs and activities
Senior school pupil playing the violin during a music lesson at St Marys Private School in Essex
Senior School Enrichment
Ample opportunities to broaden skills

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