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St Mary's Calne

Calne, Wiltshire, England SN11 0DF

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)


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Dr Felicia Kirk

St Mary's provides exceptional all-round education for girls (aged 11-18) in a warm, nurturing environment. The pastoral care is outstanding and the school has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence.
"Pupils are well-rounded, articulate and self-confident young people who leave the school able to face the future with confidence." (ISI Report, 2017)

The overwhelming majority of girls gain places at their first-choice university. St Mary's is the top achieving independent school in the South West (Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018) and 35th nationally, based on 2017 results and is the only independent school in the UK to have the Platinum Science Mark award. Girls go on to study a range of subjects at top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, other Russell Group universities and in the USA.

Opportunities in sport, music, art and drama abound and the facilities are superb, including a Sixth Form Centre with 120 girls. 80% of girls play musical instruments and take part in a wide variety of ensembles. The girls perform at many events, both in the locally community and further afield . Drama productions in the purpose-built theatre are of the highest standard and have transferred to the London stage. The Drama Department has a unique relationship with RADA, offering a course in advanced communication skills and girls also perform annually at the Edinburgh Fringe. The girls do exceptionally well in the Young Enterprise Programme, progressing to the National Final in 2017. Many pupils are talented artists and 2018 saw one girl win the Digital Prize in Saatchi's National LOVE ART Competition and two girls had their works longlisted by The Arts Society to become Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Scholars. The girls excel at sport, and the school is represented at county level in several major sports, nationally in athletics and lacrosse, and internationally in horse riding, with all girls taking advantage of the superb sports facilities, including a new £2.55 million Sports Complex which opened in May, 2018. The girls also enjoy many other sports, including tennis, hockey, fencing and ski racing. Trips abound have recently included a Classics Trip to Rome, a French Trip to Samoens and a Music Tour to Poland.
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    What We Offer

    • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
    • GCSE - General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    • IELTS - International English Language Testing
    • Classics
    • Critical Thinking
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Government/Politics
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Theology
    • Ancient Greek
    • Chinese
    • Chinese - Mandarin
    • English
    • English As Foreign/2nd Language
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Polo
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Volleyball
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Training
    • Astronomy
    • Ballet
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • First Aid/Life Savers
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Horticulture
    • Public Speaking
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shooting
    • Skiing
    • Yoga
    • Young Enterprise
    • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
    • Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Epilepsy
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Diplomatic Children
    • Expatriate Children
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Rail Services
    • Special Diets


    • Common Entrance
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Bursaries
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Choral
    • Art
    • Music
    • Financial Assistance
    • All-rounder
    • Sixth Form
    • Sport
    • Church of England
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range11 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£29025 to £29025
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£38925 to £38925
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number of Pupils

      0Full Boarding290
      0Weekly Boarding0
      Boys Girls

      Number of Staff

      Full-time: 145
      Part-time: 149

      GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

      Pass Rate - Age 18

      Exams at age 18

      Higher Education

      Pupils who went on to Higher Education