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St Mary's Calne

Type Day-Boarding

Age range 11–18

School head Dr Felicia Kirk


St Mary’s Calne is a boarding and day school of around 335 girls aged 11–18. Approximately 80% of the girls board and it is a rich boarding life with all girls taking part in the full-curriculum and extracurricular activities on offer.

St Mary’s is committed to providing a broad and fulfilling education that will challenge and inspire its pupils, as well as helping them to achieve fantastic public examination results. . In 2012, the girls continued their strong performance in maths and the sciences with A*–A grades across the board in Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths A Levels. At GCSE, St Mary’s recorded its best ever performance: more than four in five GCSEs (85%) were awarded A*–A grades.

The school is small by design and is renowned for outstanding pastoral care. Every girl is known and cared for as an individual and has a Tutor to support and guide her through every aspect of school life; from organisational skills and subject choices through to university application.

All girls go on to higher education (around 15% to Oxbridge on average and 20% in 2011) and the purpose-built Sixth Form Centre, a tailor-made lecture programme, a women in corporate culture conference, debating competitions, careers advice, leadership roles and much more prepare the girls for university and beyond.

St Mary’s sportswomen compete at a national level in several major sports and the school regularly fields a successful team for the British Schoolgirls’ Ski Races. All girls work for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with large numbers going onto higher levels. 80% of girls play musical instruments and take part in a wide variety of ensembles. Drama productions transfer to the London stage and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the department boasts a unique relationship with RADA.

St Mary’s Calne is situated two hours west of London and offers a coach service to Reading and London on Fixed Exeat Weekends and Half Terms.

Click here to view 3 new videos for the school – Meet the Headmistress, Sixth Form and ‘The Magic of St Mary’s Calne’

Address Curzon Street, Calne, Wilts, SN11 0DF

Phone 01249 857200

Fax 01249 857207