Scholarships & Bursaries

Senior School Scholarships

We are excited to launch our new, enhanced Scholarship programme, designed to accelerate the development of students that are able in a variety of disciplines. Scholars act as role models and leaders to other students and as ambassadors for St Mary’s. They are encouraged, and expected, to make the most of the wealth of educational opportunities available to them to extend, broaden and strengthen their aptitudes and talents, and to gain valuable experience that will stand them in good stead for the future.

Scholarships are available to girls wishing to join the Senior School in Year 7.  There is no financial assessment for St Mary’s Scholarship applicants. All Scholarships are awarded solely on merit and in open competition, and there is no set limit to the number of Scholarships that may be offered in one year of entry. Scholarships attract a partial fee remission, at the discretion of the Principal.

You can find out more about St Mary’s Scholarships at our Open Days or by contacting our Registrar on 01206 594180 or at

Reserve your Place

Open Days

Applying for a St Mary’s Year 7 Scholarship

  1. Complete the Registration Form and pay the Registration Fee – the Registration Form can be found in the back of the School prospectus or online
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application form by the deadline* – the form can be found in the Prospectus pack as well as online
  3. Attend the Scholarship Assessment Day, if invited, bringing any requested information or evidence

To view deadline details, see the Admissions Timeline:

Year 7 Admissions Timeline

Further information on St Mary’s Scholarships can be found in our Scholarship Programme information sheet.


A Bursary is a discount on fees which could make it more affordable for some parents to finance their child’s education at St Mary’s, and may be offered to assist the parents of prospective students who would benefit from all that St Mary’s has to offer.

The award of Bursaries at St Mary’s is decided on a case-by-case basis by the school’s experienced Bursary Committee. Bursaries are subject to an annual review; however they may be reviewed sooner when the School is informed of a change in a family’s financial circumstances.

Parents are required to complete a Bursary Application Form, which is available from our Registrar.

Our Locations

St Mary's Colchester
Last few places available for September 2022

Contact our Registrar today for more information

Mrs Justine Tierney

01206 594180