St Mary's School Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About St Mary's School Cambridge
St Mary’s School is a girls-only, non-selective, Roman Catholic, all-through school with sixth form situated in Cambridge. It is an independent school with day and boarding options. A smaller than average school, it provides 750 places for junior, senior and sixth-form students between the ages of 4 and 18 when fully subscribed.
The school was founded by sisters from the Congregation of Jesus in 1898. They drew their inspiration from 17th-century religious sister the Venerable Mary Ward, basing it on her vision of the essential dignity of each human.
Values and vision
St Mary’s School provides its girls with a strong social and moral framework, which helps them succeed in higher education, the world of work and as successful citizens in the wider community. Teachers foster a love of learning in their students, nurturing talents, valuing each girl as an individual and helping every pupils flourish academically. The school strives to cater for all academic, pastoral, creative and athletic needs.
“Throughout the school, pupils achieve excellent standards so that, by the time they leave, their results at A level are above those for girls in selective maintained schools. Pupils of all ages are highly articulate, apply their understanding readily to new situations, show exceptional creative skills and contribute much to classroom discussion. The high quality of learning is supported by excellent curricular arrangements, outstanding additional support for pupils who need it, and be excellent teaching, which is much improved since the previous inspection.”