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St Mary’s Calne

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0DF
Website: www.stmaryscalne.org
Founded: 1873
Number of Pupils: 360
Fees: (termly) boarding £15,575; day £11,620
Ages: 11-18
Head Teacher: Mrs Diana Harrison, Acting Head, MA (Cantab), PGCE (Bristol), CPP (Roehampton)
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Entrance assessments are held at St Mary’s, which may include an online assessment, interview and written papers, depending on the entry point. We can also arrange to assess international girls in their own home country.
Contact: Mrs Sally Dickens, Registrar, 01249 857206
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Individual visits during the term. Open Days: Saturday 24th February and Saturday 11th May 2024. 

The Curriculum

Our focus is ‘connected teaching and learning,’ encouraging girls to think broadly and deeply. We challenge girls to grow and develop personally, academically and socially, empowering them to be independent learners.

Games & The Arts

Sport is key to school life and success is achieved at local, national and international level. The arts are very strong with a wide variety of drama and music performance opportunities offered and art exhibitions are held in London.

Pastoral Care

Praised as consistently outstanding, St Mary’s has a close and caring atmosphere, with a vibrant, warm community. Every girl is known and cared for as an individual. Girls can approach anyone for support, with tutors fulfilling a vital role. They support and guide the girls through every aspect of school life; from organisational skills and subject choices through to university application.

University Places

Girls gain places at their first-choice university, including Oxbridge, the Russell Group universities and leading universities around the world.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

St Mary’s Calne offers a transformative and empowering education in a relaxed environment where girls love learning and aspire to be their best selves. Girls’ talents are recognised and nurtured by our highly motivated staff; their dedication underpins the warmth and vibrancy of this boarding community where the individual girl matters most. St Mary’s girls become independent thinkers and responsible citizens, they are articulate and confident as well as warm and caring, taking an active part in local community service.

Outstanding Characteristics

We provide an enriching, personalised curriculum, inspirational teaching and outstanding exam results. The school experience is enhanced by superb facilities as well as trips, outings and over 70 co-curricular clubs. We are ranked 1st independent secondary school in Wiltshire and 2nd in the South West (The Sunday Times Schools’ Guide, Parent Power 2024).