St Mary's School, Cambridge

St Mary's School, Cambridge

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Cambridgeshire

St Mary’s School, Cambridge offers a safe and secure learning environment for girls. A Christian school run in the Catholic tradition and founded on the principles of Mary Ward, we have a unique approach to education and an atmosphere which fosters a love of life and learning, while growing the academic talents and spiritual wellbeing of each individual girl, from within.

Religion Christian

St Mary's School, Cambridge has a total of 660 pupils, with 100 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £3146 to £5108, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £8675, per term.

528 Day Girls
(11- 18)
132 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About St Mary's School, Cambridge

At St Mary’s School, Cambridge, we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all education, we provides renowned pastoral care, understanding and individual support that encourages girls to look beyond themselves, so that they enter adulthood aspiring to be more and to give more, not just to have more.

There are 160 girls in our Junior School, 400 girls in the Senior School and 100 in our Sixth Form. A fifth of the girls at the school are boarders. Reflecting the cosmopolitan community of Cambridge, 14% of pupils at the school are from overseas, from 34 countries. Building on our 400 year tradition, St Mary’s School, Cambridge belongs to an active international network of over 200 Mary Ward schools worldwide, presenting many exciting and innovative opportunities for its students.


At St Mary’s School, Cambridge our girls receive excellent teaching and personalised help. In return our students are expected to take some responsibility for their own learning and to develop a level of self-sufficiency. This is valuable practice that will serve them well throughout further education and adult life.

We view all of our girls’ individual gifts and talents as precious and we take an holistic approach that is designed to draw out their full potential. We do this by challenging them academically and helping them to grow as independent learners.

Individual strengths are nurtured through our curriculum and a schedule of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, which include clubs, workshops, trips, external speakers, residential visits and competitions. Examples of past trips and visits include: Year 9 Adventure Weekend, Sixth Form Trip to Venice, Year 10 Geography Field Trip to Wales, Choir Tour de Lake Garda and German Exchange Visit.

Our Gifted and Talented Policy can be found by visiting our website



Flexi boarding fees are as follows:

£75 for one or two nights

£70 per night if it is for three nights in any one week

For further information on application fees, deposits, and inclusions and exceptions for fees, please visit the school website.  

Scholarships & Bursaries

St Mary’s School, Cambridge scholarship provision aims to celebrate outstanding academic, creative and sporting achievement and service to the wider community. Scholarships are offered throughout the school and are designed to give girls a sense of their own worth and ability, while providing them with the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents for their own benefit and, as importantly, for the benefit of others.

In addition to a fee reduction, the scholar receives support in their area of particular talent from a teacher at St Mary’s School, Cambridge. In return for scholarships, girls are expected to act as role models to their peers and contribute to the wider life of the school, thus fostering a love of learning and commitment to service.

St Mary’s School, Cambridge bursaries are discretionary, means-tested and awarded on a sliding scale based on financial need. Awards are reviewed annually with the expectation that they will decrease over time in order that as many families as possible are able to benefit from the bursary funds available.

Bursaries may be made to existing or prospective families.

More information about scholarships and bursaries can be found via the school website: 

Admissions Process

All girls wishing to join St Mary’s School, Cambridge undertake entrance assessments, but these assessments are designed to be appropriate to the age of the child and we endeavour to ensure that the process is as friendly and reassuring as possible. Places are offered based on a variety of equally important criteria including an individual interview with senior members of staff and references from previous schools (where appropriate).

There is one formal assessment day per year, but we offer the opportunity for students to sit entrance assessments on an ad hoc basis at other times of the year.

For more information about the admissions process or to arrange a visit to the school please visit the school website:



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