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Impressive GCSE exam success
In subjects from STEM to the arts
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Highest rating of EXCELLENT in ISI Inspection
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Ranked TOP 20 by The Sunday Times
As featured in the Parent Power Schools Guide 2023

Welcome to St Mary’s Colchester

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 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

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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.

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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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