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Outstanding Company Sponsored Swim

On Wednesday 11th February, the whole of our Fourth Form participated in a Company Sponsored Swim, with each girl raising money for their own Company's Charity.

Visiting pupils become sleuths for the day

On Tuesday 10th February, we were delighted to welcome Year 5 girls from St Margaret’s, Sandroyd, Leaden Hall and St Francis prep schools, and Derry Hill and St Dunstan’s primary schools for CSI Day.

Girls enjoy Spanish production of Robinson Crusoe

On Tuesday 3rd February all the Fourth Form girls studying Spanish set off to Warminster School to see a Spanish production by the Firewalk Theatre Company of Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe.

Girls participate in Bristol University's Debating Competition

Saturday 8th February saw four girls (three LV and one UVI Form) venture to Bristol University for its annual schools' debating competition. 

LV Form impress at Public Speaking Semi Final

Further to their success in the first round, the LV Form girls put on a sterling performance in the Youth Speak public speaking district semi-final on 10th February.


Girls combine Languages and Art in Enrichment Week Workshop

As part of Enrichment Week, on Wednesday 11th February we enjoyed writing a short story in another language and illustrated it using press printing.

Superb performances by St Mary's athletes at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

St Mary’s athletes had an excellent day at the South West Schools Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held at Grittleton School, Wiltshire, on 7th February.

Girls scoop first prize in Public Speaking Competition!

Following the success of our younger teams, on the evening of Thursday, 5th February, it was the turn of our LV Form team to compete at the Senior level of the Chippenham Rotary Club's Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition, held at Sheldon School.

Girls attend Lecture on the GDR

Last Friday, 30th January, the Sixth Form students attended a lecture at Marlborough College on the topic of the German Democratic Republic given by Dr Hester Vaizey, University Lecturer in Modern German History and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.

UIV Form compete in Public Speaking Competition

On the evening of 4th February, two teams of three UIV Form girls took part in the Chippenham Rotary Club's Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition, held at Sheldon School.

Behind the scenes of Financial PR

On 3rd February former Calne Girl Caroline Villiers came back to school to talk to girls in the Sixth Form about her work in Financial PR.

Girls showcase skills at RADA


Fifteen LVI Form girls travelled to the world’s most famous drama school this week to showcase the results of their hugely rewarding course in advanced communication and presentation skills.