Make an Enquiry

St Mary’s Calne

63 Curzon Street, Calne, SN11 0DF

St Mary’s Calne is an independent day and boarding school founded in 1873, for girls aged 11-18. The school has four core values of Ambition, Community, Innovation and Opportunity. There are 7 boarding houses, and the school operates a horizontal...

Phone: 01249857200

Website: www.stmaryscalne.org

Head: Dr Felicia Kirk

Registrar Details:

Mrs Sally Dickens
01249 857206

Term DatesOpen DaysAdmissions

St Mary’s Calne is an independent day and boarding school founded in 1873, for girls aged 11-18. The school has four core values of Ambition, Community, Innovation and Opportunity.

There are 7 boarding houses, and the school operates a horizontal system wherein girls live in Boarding Houses according to their year group. School House (Year 7), St Prisca’s (Year 8) and St Cecilia’s (Year 9) house the younger girls, in dormitories of up to 7, and have shared bathrooms. From Year 10, girls have a single room in one of the four senior houses; Joyce Walters (Y10/11), Gibbins (Y10/11), Florence Dyas (Sixth Form), and Helen Wright House (Sixth Form). There are plenty of weekend activities and provisions, in which day students are also welcomed.

St Mary’s Calne has beautiful, contemporary state-of-the-art facilities including the newly renovated Library, Lime Kiln Garden and Sixth Form boarding houses. There are excellent sports facilities within St Mary’s Calne’s campus, such as the 25m six-lane swimming pool, gymnasium, dance studio, 20 tennis courts, and a full-sized astro-turf pitch. Lacrosse and Tennis are the two main sports, though Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Swimming and Equestrian are all popular within the school as well.

As the Good School Guide asserts, St Mary’s Calne is ‘first and foremost an academic school’. The admissions process is competitive but aims to assess girls for all round suitability, and registration is advised as soon as possible for prospective students. Throughout the school, girls have the chance to extend their academics using the school’s Lecture Programme, and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in Sixth Form. Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh and Exeter are among the most popular university destinations for girls leaving St Mary’s Calne.

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Boarding Only

Setting: Town

Total Pupils: 533

Ages Covered: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Girls

Gender (sixth form): Girls

Religious Ethos: Church of England

Opening Date: 1/1/1873

Sibling Policy: Yes

+ Add To My Schools List

Selection: Academically Selective