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St Mary's School Colchester, Essex



School Details
School Crest
91 Lexden Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
United Kingdom,
CO3 3RB

Tel: 01206 572544

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Founded:1908

Principal:
Mrs H K Vipond

Registrar:
Mrs J Tierney


Accreditations and affiliations:
Forest Schools, GSA, AGBIS, Round Square
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 16
Annual
Day Fees
£14,385
to
£14,985
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
370
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
NA
Total
370
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
28
27
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


This is a non-selective school, Taster days, Registration, This is a girls only school, but its pre-school or nursery takes both boys and girls, Assessment, Interview, Non selective school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


All-rounder, Sport, Music, Drama, Art, Siblings, Academic

What we offer


  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • ICT
  • French
  • Latin
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Squash
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Adventure training
  • Dance
  • Skiing
  • Ballet
  • Rock climbing
  • Chess
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • School bus service
  • After school club
  • Particular diets
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
 
 
Head PhotoAt St Mary's we are totally focused on providing each and every pupil with a rounded education that will prove to be the foundation for a whole lifetime of personal fulfilment - not just in terms of academic achievement, but also by developing and nurturing each individual's character and giving her the confidence and skills to embrace life's opportunities and challenges - and enjoy doing so.

Academic focus
Our students' academic results are hugely impressive, particularly given the fact that our school is not academically selective on entry. GCSE results are regularly among the best in the area, the county and even the country, and our pupils' achievement in SATs is well beyond national expectations. Whatever their starting point when they join us, our students leave us with the qualifications they need to move on to the next stage of their education with confidence. Our committed teaching team brings out the potential we know is hidden inside each and every one. In our small school we are able to do this by tailoring the education to suit the needs of each individual. We also give pupils the encouragement and support they need to aim high. In St Mary's hugely positive culture, our students understand that if they work hard they can achieve their goals.


Richness and fulfilment
However, success in life is not just about exam results. Our rich curriculum presents opportunities for our students to discover the interests and passions that will bring them great joy throughout their lives - music, drama, art, sport, community, charity, challenge and adventure of all kinds are available for pupils from the youngest age.


Character and confidence
For young people to thrive, learn and achieve, they must feel content, relaxed and secure. At St Mary's each individual is known and understood and there is a culture in the school community - our staff as well as our pupils - of caring for each other, celebrating successes and working through difficulties. In this environment our young people develop the strength of character and the self-confidence they need to make the very most of the life that lies ahead.
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