Welcome to St Mary's

On the 7th of January 1934, six sisters from the French teaching order of St Marie Madeleine Postel arrived at Mount Battenhall Worcester, with a leg of lamb to tide them over the week and a vision to create a private school for girls.


Eighty years later St Mary’s continues to provide an outstanding education for girls which, as the Independent Schools Inspectorate recently recognised, offers  “an innovative curriculum designed to ensure that today’s girls are equipped to face the challenges of being the women leaders of tomorrow.”


Housed in an impressive Victorian mansion set in 15 acres of grounds within sight of Worcestershire's glorious Malvern Hills, St Mary’s independent school prepares girls aged 4 to 18 years for life in the 21st century by developing confidence, curiosity and creativity in equal measure. 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.  

Our examination results are excellent. St Mary’s consistently features amongst the top performing schools in local and national league tables and our sixth formers regularly gain places at the country's best universities.  Over the last two years alone our girls have gone to study modern languages at Cambridge, Classics at Oxford, medicine at the London School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin.

A St Mary's girl lives life to the full

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. 

Amongst our former pupils are the playwright, Charlotte Jones, deputy editor of the New Statesmen, Helen Lewis, the art editor of The Times, Rachel Campbell-Johnston, and Kate Philp who, together with Prince Harry, completed the South Pole Challenge in aid of Walk with the Wounded.

Making a St Mary’s education affordable and accessible

St Mary’s is committed to ensuring more girls can benefit from the leading education we provide. Support with the school fees is offered through the Scholarship, Bursary and FREE places scheme and our new mini bus service offers safe and secure routes to and from school from North Worcestershire, Malvern and Evesham.


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