Senior leaders at St Mary's

Meet our Senior Leadership Team. Led by Charlotte Avery, this experienced team oversees all aspects of delivering our strategy. 

Of course, they couldn't achieve this without our brilliant teaching and support staff, as well as the expert guidance of our Governing Body.

  • Charlotte Avery

    Headmistress – on Sabbatical

    St Mary's is about achieving academic excellence alongside a much wider set of values and attitudes ...

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  • Hannah Helliar

    Head Elect

    "I am excited about the opportunity to lead this wonderful school to continued success, building upon its already strong foundation."

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  • Faisal Babar


    It’s a milestone year for St Mary’s, with several capital projects either underway or in the pipeline that will transform the school’s learning facilities for future generations of students. I’m enthusiastic to be a part of the St Mary’s community and to help the school deliver on its growth and development ambitions.

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  • Olivia Buchanan

    Head of Preschool and Junior School

    I am thrilled to be returning to Cambridge and joining the St Mary's School community. Having watched the development of the school for a number of years, I look forward to building on current successes and supporting further growth and excellence. St Mary's is an ambitious school with a strong set of values focused on providing every child with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Nurturing a love of learning, I will ensure that every child acquires and secures the skills to become effective lifelong learners, fit not only for the world we live in today but for a future yet to be determined. I am ready to embrace new opportunities, break boundaries and spark innovation. 

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  • Dr Paddy Wallace

    Deputy Head - Academic

    St Mary’s is a dynamic, nurturing school, with an outstanding track record and an ambitious focus on High Performance Learning. It’s an exciting time at St Mary’s and to be working to empower, educate and inspire our students.

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  • Aodain Clover

    Deputy Head - Pastoral and Boarding

    I always remind our students, that they are valued because they are unique and that as such our school is a different place because they are here with us.

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  • Emma Hall

    Deputy Head - Data and Operations

    There is nowhere else I would even consider sending my daughters but St Mary’s School, Cambridge...

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  • Kate Latham

    Assistant Head: Enrichment and Partnerships

    Here we don't reinforce society's stereotypes that girls find maths and science more challenging. St Mary’s girls understand that all pathways are open to them.

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  • Alex Brough

    Director of Digital Learning

    St Mary’s is unique for all the right reasons, having worked across a group of 64+ schools I can say without a doubt that the respect, kindness and fundamental ethos of the St Mary’s community are what makes the difference.

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