Welcome to St Mary's
Recently rated the best small independent school outside London for A levels by The Daily Telegraph and ranked among the top 200 schools in England and the best in Worcester for A levels in the secondary school league tables, St Mary’s is an independent girls school offering outstanding education at an affordable cost.
Housed in an impressive Victorian mansion set in 15 acres of grounds within sight of Worcestershire's glorious Malvern Hills, St Mary’s prepares girls aged 4 to 18 years for life in the 21st century by providing an education designed to give each girl the confidence, curiosity and creativity they need to achieve their goals and lead happy and successful lives. We also offer a co-educational nursery for children aged 0 to 4 years in the former Stables.
A St Mary's girl excels
Small class sizes give teachers the time and space to understand each girl so they can nurture their talents, challenge their strengths and help them overcome their weaknesses.
No wonder then that by the end of their Reception Class year our girls “exceed the goals expected for that age in all areas of learning” according to the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Our examination results are excellent and St Mary’s is regularly placed in the top 5% of schools nationally for our 'value added' measure at GCSE. Pupils in the top 5% of schools are judged to be making exceptional progress.
A St Mary's girl lives life to the full
However, we recognise that achieving fulfilled lives rests upon so much more than excellent exam grades. Each girl is encouraged to take a full and active part in sports, the performing arts, in outdoor pursuits and in the many clubs and societies on offer to open their imaginations to the infinite possibilities life has to offer them.
Our innovative leadership programme also develops the independent thinking and team-building skills to prepare girls to make their mark in whatever career path they choose to follow.
The recent successes of our former pupils - whether it be starring in a West End Musical, leading troops in Iraq or heading up a team of journalists at Reuters news agency - are testament to the extraordinary education offered at St Mary’s Worcester.
Making a St Mary’s education affordable
St Mary’s is committed to ensuring more girls can benefit from the first class education St Mary’s provides. The trustees are therefore delighted to offer a new welcome package for 2013. Any girl applying to join the school in 2013 will be offered a bespoke package including a complimentary first uniform, FREE train and shuttle bus service and FREE after-school care together with generous support with the school fees through the Scholarship, Bursary and FREE places scheme (subject to terms and conditions).
For more information on our new welcome package or to book a private tour please contact our Admissions Officer on 01905 357786.
“Pupils grow into confident, thoughtful and articulate young women who embrace the school’s ethos and the compassionate nature of the community. They are supported in this by excellent pastoral care.”
ISI Inspection Report 2010
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