St Mary's Senior School

Empowering girls since 1898

We are delighted you are considering joining us. With us, your daughter will experience a liberal, balanced and creative education, rooted in timeless values.

Our caring, specialist teachers, will equip her with knowledge and skills, qualities and values that enable her to lead a life that benefits others, as well as finding her own fulfilment.

Located in the heart of inspiring Cambridge, our School is rated excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

We warmly invite you to visit us, however this collection of videos will allow you to explore some key aspects of life as a St Mary's girl.

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Tour our Senior School

View our recent online open event, which includes a student-led tour of our Senior School.

Life in Senior School

A snapshot of every day life in our Senior School.

"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." Parent survey

High Performance Learning

Value-added explained

Taking creative risks

Creative and performing arts are supported by specialist teachers and amazing facilities. Why not take centre stage in one of our many drama productions?

Dance at St Mary's

There is so much to offer a keen dancer at St Mary's. In this short film we share just some of the benefits we have available.

Sport at Long Road

See us in action at Long Road, using our state-of-the-art sporting facilities.


We connect with our wider community, locally and globally. Our partnerships benefit both our girls and young people in our wider community.

Boarding at Mary Ward House

Boarding is available at Mary Ward House for girls in Year 5 (age 9) onwards. Day girls also access our flexi-boarding and late stay provision which extends wrap-around-care beyond 6.00pm. 


Want to know more?

If you would like any more information about joining St Mary's School, please contact our friendly Admissions Team.

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Mrs Charlotte Avery, Headmistress

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Quick facts
  • Students aged 11-16
  • All-girls' education
  • Small class sizes
  • Day and boarding
  • Mary Ward School


Perform with confidence

Open Events

Discover what makes St Mary's so special.


What our students say...

About our all-girls setting

What our students say ...

About rowing at St Mary's

What our students say ...

About making a difference

Parent Survey

Discover what parents value about our Senior School.


“We are delighted with the school. Our daughter is very well cared for and the staff teach excellently. She is achieving excellent academic results and blossoming in a loving community.”

Parent survey 2019

“We are delighted with St Mary’s. Every aspect of the school has fully supported our daughter’s academic, social and sporting development.”

Senior School parent 2019

“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 daughter's chatting excitedly and enthusiastically about what they have learned each day.”

Parent survey 2019