St Mary’s School Shaftesbury
Located on the Wiltshire/Dorset border in 55 acres of stunning countryside, St Mary’s Shaftesbury educates girls aged 11–18. Dedicated teachers and high-class pastoral care enable girls to work towards their goals and take up places at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
A-level and GCSE results are always outstanding, with 48% achieving A*–A at A-level, and at GCSE over 33% of all grades were A* in recent examinations. The School’s approach to education is thoroughly holistic. This is proven by the wide range of subjects pupils go on to study at university, including law, history and politics, biomedical sciences, nuclear astrophysics, geography, art, French and Arabic.
An ambitious building programme, which has seen the opening of a new academic centre and a centre for Creative Arts, has further reinstated the School’s aim to instil confidence in girls and allowing them to flourish via a modern, comfortable study environment. This new art department has created an inspiring workspace for the students where, among many other disciplines, they can hone their photography, Fine Art and textiles skills.
An abundance of opportunities outside the classroom
Girls excel at sport, music, art and drama while also participating in debating, photography, the Business Enterprise Scheme, Sports Leaders, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, lifeguarding, charity expeditions and an extensive variety of other clubs and societies.
“An excellent, well-rounded education delivered within a happy and caring environment.” Parent