Three lower school girls sitting in an outdoor bench talking excitedly while wearing wellies at St Mary's in Essex


In the admissions section of the website you’ll find information on everything from your first visit to St Mary’s through to joining us.

Arrange a private visit, a virtual tour or reserve a place at an Open Day

You can arrange an individual after-school tour or a tailored virtual tour with our Registrar, Mrs Justine Tierney, who will be happy to find a time that’s convenient for you. This will enable you to find out everything you’d like to know and give you a real feel for the school.

Alternatively, reserve a place at an upcoming Open Day.

St Mary’s admissions process

If you like what you see, the next step is to register. We would advise doing this as early as possible as we’re a very popular school and after we allow for siblings and girls moving up from the Lower School to the Senior School, the date of your registration is taken into account when allocating places.

You can find out more about the admissions process for the Kindergarten, Lower School and Senior School and register online. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact our Registrar, Mrs Justine Tierney, to find out more.

The process is straightforward and we’re here to assist if you have any questions at any point.

Points of admission

Please note that the main entry points are Kindergarten, Preparatory Class (Reception) at the Lower School and Year 7 at the Senior School.

Entry into other years is only possible if space is available so please contact our Registrar for the latest information. We very rarely take girls into Years 10 or 11 because teaching for some GCSEs starts in Year 9, but we would be happy to discuss options if you would like to find out more.

Senior School Scholarships

Scholarships are available to those looking to start the Senior School in Year 7. These include Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sport as well as our prestigious all-round (Miss Comrie) Scholarship.


We very much look forward to helping you explore everything we have to offer at St Mary’s.

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