At St Mary’s the emphasis is on encouraging pupils to be happy and to make the most of all the opportunities school life brings. When they feel secure and supported, pupils are able to do their best academically and also to develop as individuals, finding confidence, talents and interests that will bring them pleasure and fulfilment throughout their lives.
Lessons at St Mary’s are lively and designed to encourage a real enthusiasm for learning among girls aged 3 to 16 (and boys aged 3 to 4 in the Kindergarten). Art, drama, music, sport and all manner of other activities are also entered into with great energy and pupils’ achievements reflect this enthusiasm.
St Mary’s SATs results are well above the national expectations, with many pupils achieving grammar school places and Senior School scholarships. All this, despite the fact that St Mary’s is not an academically selective school. The Sunday Times named St Mary’s Colchester’s Lower School as the ninth highest performing preparatory school in the country in its Parent Power listing of the UK’s Top 100 Preparatory Schools!
The Principal, Mrs Hilary Vipond prides the school for staying in contact with their students once they have left: “Former pupils tell me that St Mary’s has given them a wonderful foundation for adult life and they look back on their school days with fondness – ‘once a St Mary’s girl, always a St Mary’s girl’!”
To find out what makes St Mary’s a happy, high-achieving, school come along to our next Open Day. For further information see www.stmaryscolchester.org.ukor contact the Registrar on 01206 216420 firstname.lastname@example.org