Studying in Cambridge

Our girls enjoy living in the heart of one of Britain's most culturally exciting cities.

Christmas at the University of Cambridge

A highlight of the boarding year is our annual Christmas Dinner, held at the University of Cambridge.

Museums, theatres, concert halls, shops and the unique resources of the University of Cambridge are close by and we make full use of these in our curriculum and free time.

However, our surroundings are not all hustle and bustle. Next door to our Schools and boarding accomodation, Cambridge University Botanic Garden provides natural peace and tranquillity, ideal for study or contemplation.

Inspired by Cambridge

Student outside King's CollegeCambridge is an inspiring place to live. The city and University offer world-class facilities such as rowing facilities on the River Cam, the University athletics track and West Road Concert Hall.

Our students enjoy educational opportunities at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, such as STEM-related research labs and departments, plus connections with female undergraduates reading Mathematics and Engineering.

Through our Cambridge connections, we offer excellent work placements and engaging speakers visit us to share their experiences from a breadth of different sectors including: Addenbrooke’s, a world-class teaching hospital; Microsoft; the Science Parks of ‘Silicon Fen’; and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

More about learning in Cambridge


Our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form are just a 10 minute walk from Cambridge train station (only 45 minutes to central London).

We are within 70 miles of all international London airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.

All airports are well-connected to Cambridge by coach or train, and we offer a chaperoned minibus service for airport transfers and school runs.

Our location


“Choosing St Mary's is the best decision we could have made. My daughters are both happy and thriving. Their love of learning is encouraged and fostered. Every day on our journey home I listen to my daughters chatting excitedly and enthusiastically about what they have learned each day.”

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“Very glad we chose St Mary's because it has really nurtured their wellbeing, at a time when teenagers face more challenges than ever.”

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