Future developments

Investing in the next generation

We continually invest in facilities across our Preschool, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form to deliver a 21st-century education

Magnolia 125

Our Magnolia 125 fundraising campaign marks the 125th anniversary of St Mary's School. Five ambitious 125 projects will transform our learning facilities across our historic sites on Bateman Street, and extend our outreach work.


125 projects

125 campaign logoCreative Arts Hub

Built using modern Passivhaus building techniques, this new centre will expand and transform our existing visual arts department.

Senior School redevelopment

This refurbishment programme will extend and re-configure classrooms, creating larger, lighter, learning spaces. Improvements will also be made to the Senior School frontage on Bateman Street, and our dining hall will be completely refurbished.

Sixth Form Centre

Housed in a new building, located on the Senior School site, the 'Sixth’ will include new excellent teaching and learning spaces, alongside a dedicated Sixth Form café that will provide a valuable social space for students.

A Music Theatre

Built by removing existing buildings and constructing a new centre, this space will house a Learning Resource Centre (LRC), music studio, performance space, additional classrooms, and a gym.

Expanded STEM outreach programme

Following the opening of the new Yingting Qian STEM Lab in our Junior School, we aim to purchase additional specialist equipment and to extend our STEM outreach programme across the wider Cambridge community; and further afield through digital teaching and learning opportunities.

Discover more about some of these projects below

“Magnolia 125 will ensure our campuses are fit for learning in a post-COVID-19 landscape, creating a truly inspiring environment that will enable our girls to aim higher, go further and achieve even more in the world. 125 years on from the founding of St Mary’s we’re continuing to look forward and build for the future - empowering, educating and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders, changemakers and global citizens.”

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress