St Mary’s Calne

St Mary’s Calne is a boarding and day school for around 350 girls aged 11–18. The majority of girls are boarders.

Surrounded by stunning greenery and Downs, the School is just a short drive away from Bristol and a few hours west of London.

High-class pastoral care
In a close-knit community, every girl has a Tutor and in the Sixth Form a Director of Study, to support and guide her through every stage of school life. They may obtain advice regarding organisational skills, subject choices at GCSE and A-level through to university application.

A tailor-made lecture programme, a women in corporate culture conference, debating competitions, careers advice, leadership roles and several other events prepare the girls for university and beyond.

Beyond the classroom
St Mary’s Calne is strong in many areas of sport. The school is represented at county level in several major sports, nationally in athletics and lacrosse and internationally in horse riding. All girls benefit from an on-site fitness suite and 25-metre indoor pool.

A significant number of pupils learn a musical instrument and take part in a wide variety of ensembles, including the well-known Chamber Choir, which enjoyed a Choir Tour to Paris over Easter 2014. Of a similar high standard are drama productions which are held in the School’s purpose-built theatre. In cooperation with the RADA, 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 successful and popular choice at the St Mary’s.

I commend St Mary’s Calne on being able to accommodate the realisation of girls’ non-academic dreams alongside a very successful academic career. A lot of school websites say they can do this. St Mary’s have proved they really can.
St Mary’s Calne parent