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St Mary's School Colchester

Type Day

Age range 4-16

School head Mrs Hilary Vipond


St. Mary’s School has been described as outstanding by education inspectors who praised the school’s unique atmosphere and excellent academic achievements. As the leading independent girls’ school in North Essex, we pride ourselves on offering a remarkable educational experience, where every student is encouraged to attain their very best.

St. Mary’s School teaches girls aged from 4-16 years, who continue to benefit from the stimulating and diverse curriculum throughout their education. They are offered the opportunity to enjoy travel, sport, drama, the arts and community involvement, with an aim to enriching the school experience. This not only nurtures the pupils well-developed desire for learning, but also produces well-balanced, self-confident individuals whose affinity with the school lasts a life time.

St. Mary’s School celebrates all of its students’ successes, understanding how important this is to personal growth and development. The school focuses on the abilities of every child and the small class sizes provide the perfect environment for them to thrive. A recent Independent School Inspection praised the school for the outstanding quality of pastoral care.

Address 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3RB

Phone 01206 572544

Fax 01206 576437