On entry to the school all girls are given a short screening test. Where there are individual concerns, these are followed up with further tests and if appropriate referral to an educational psychologist. Girls who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or dyspraxia (3%) receive regular help outside lesson times from the specialist dyslexia teacher. Girls identified as needing support in other areas meet with teachers in the special needs team. Girls recognised as gifted and talented in each year form an express group who meet on a regular basis to explore challenging topics. They are also stretched in their lessons using differentiated work. If any girl experiences difficulties at any stage her subject teachers, tutor, Head of House or parents can refer her to the special needs team where further investigation will take place.
All Rounder awards
Bursaries for new entrants
Hardship awards for existing pupils
Lump sum payment discounts
“We are a leading Roman Catholic boarding school for girls aged between 11 and 18 years.
St Mary’s is a warm and caring community where we are passionate about bringing out the full potential of each o our 380 pupils. As a full boarding school, with only a few places for day pupils who live nearby, we offer a wealth of co-curricular opportunities, meaning that life at St Mary’s is vibrant, exciting and always good fun. We are proud of the strength of our academic achievements and work tirelessly to build on our tradition of excellence both in and out of the classroom.
We are a 45 minute journey from London, and are set in 55 acres of beautiful grounds. We would be very pleased to welcome you to St Mary’s at one of our Open Days, to show you our school and to introduce you to some of our pupils.
Mrs Danunta Staunton