St Mary's Sixth Form

Empowering girls since 1898

Choosing the right Sixth Form is a big decision. We are delighted you are considering joining us.

Sixth Form is a time to build your independence and self-belief, as you look to the future. St Mary's will enable you to face the world with confidence, in readiness for university, employment and life.

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.

Explore our video collection

Sixth Form Tour

Join Ruth Taylor, our former Head of Sixth Form to tour our Sixth Form facilities in the heart of Cambridge.

A day in the life ...

A snapshot of life as a Sixth Form student.

"I think it's the extra things they do - like the one-to-one tracking and monitoring and extra help and opportunities you get, such as help with careers advice and workshops." Sixth Form Student

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.

Healthy and active

Girls enjoy a wide variety of curriculum sports, plus clubs and competitions. Every girl is encouraged to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.


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

Students from around the world join us as Sixth Form Boarders, living in modern, comfortable accomadation at Mary Ward House, just a short walk from our Sixth Form Centre.

Boarding at St Mary's

Boarding at Mary Ward House

Our location

Want to know more?

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

Admissions information



Robin Griffiths, Head of Sixth Form

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Quick facts
  • Wide choice of A Level subjects
  • Exceptional university preparation
  • Small class sizes
  • Tutorial style teaching
  • Strong academic results
  • Personalised academic support
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Bespoke careers advice
  • Welcoming community
  • Central Cambridge location

Perform with confidence

What our students say ...

About the adventures we have

What our students say ...

About our breadth of creative subjects and completing an EPQ

What our students say ...

About making a difference

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

Parent survey 2019

“We feel that the leadership of the school is outstanding and has a far-reaching influence on the day to day experiences of our daughter.”

Parent survey 2019