11 - 18
Prep / Senior (Girls)
South West of England
Founded in 1873
A-Level & GCSE
Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF,England
Key Information & Geographic location in the UK
St Mary's Calne is an independent day and boarding girls’ school. Surrounded by stunning greenery and Downs, the School is just a short drive away from Bristol and 2 hours west of London. St Mary’s Calne is a boarding and day school for around 300 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 Calne is an authentic English school with majority of local students.
St Mary’s Calne is committed to providing an education that will challenge and inspire its pupils, as well as helping them to achieve outstanding public examination results. On average, 12% are Oxbridge candidates and the 90% of 2019 Leavers gained places at their first-choice university, St Mary's Calne scored 'well above the national average' in the school comparison chart published by the Department for Education in the UK, and there are only of 4% of elite schools in England achieve this score.
Boarding and Pastoral Care for students:
There are currently seven boarding houses at St. Mary's Calne. Girls enjoy the privacy and independence of a single room from the age of fourteen, which encourages girls to adopt from an early age independent learning skills which will be vital in the future. Each room is equipped with a comfortable study area for use between lessons. The school has a close and caring community where every girl is known and cared for as an individual. Every girl has a Tutor to support and guide her through every aspect of school life. Weekends are an essential part of the boarding experience, the impressive range of activities.
St Mary’s Calne is renowned for its diversified extra-curricular activities. Each girl becomes a member of one of the five School Companies after entering the school. The Company system provides the opportunity for inter-Company activities and competitions in Drama, Music, Public Speaking and Sport, amongst others, giving pupils the opportunity to mix with and work together with other year groups, and encouraging a spirit of teamwork and friendly competition. In addition to music, drama and sports clubs and practices, there is horse-riding, cooking, debating, photography and a range of art and craft clubs, as well as First Aid.
The Drama department offers an advanced communication skills course in Year 13. All girls work towards the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, with many striving to achieve higher levels. The Young Enterprise Programme is also a popular choice at the St Mary’s.
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School Ranking 2019
A-Level A* - A
A-Level A* - B
GCSE 9 - 7
GCSE 9 - 4
Year 7 - £39,885
Year 8 - £39,885
Year 9 - £39,885
Year 10 - £39,885
Year 11 - £39,885
Year 12 - £39,885
Year 13 - £39,885
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