Following an initial enquiry, there is an opportunity for parents to meet the Head and be given a guided tour of the school and its facilities. At this stage, parents will be invited to register their daughter by returning a completed Registration Form and non-refundable fee of £250. Parents will receive confirmation of registration for the appropriate year of entry.

All girls who are registered for entry to St Mary’s will receive regular newsletters and details of events being held at school. Girls registered for 11+, 12+ or 13+ will be invited to a Taster Day, which is an informal day full of activities that will encourage girls to get to know one another and become more familiar with the school, and enable the school to begin to know them.

Girls will be invited to attend an Entrance Day which is a time for St Mary’s to assess and evaluate each girl. St Mary’s will request references prior to this day from the Head of each girl’s school. St Mary’s will then inform parents on the next appropriate step for their daughter.

Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to enter scholarship examinations. To be accepted for entry via this route, St Mary’s must be selected as the first choice school and approval for such entry must be given in writing by the girl’s present Head Teacher.

Places are offered subject to satisfactory performance at examination and acceptance of the standard terms and conditions and Parent School Contract agreement.

 

For 11+ 2023 Entry

Usually 3-4 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Summer Term Year 5

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 26th April & Wednesday 4th May 2022

Autumn Term Year 6

 

Entrance Day

Tuesday 20th September, Thursday 22nd September & Tuesday 27th September

 

After Entrance Day, conditional places will be offered subject to satisfactory performance at Common Entrance or in St Mary’s 11+ Examinations.  Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations.  Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*.

Spring Term Year 6

 

Common Entrance sat at Prep Schools

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th January 2023

 

Scholarship examinations or St Mary’s Calne 11+ examinations

Tuesday 17th January 2023

 

Spring Term Year 6

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Wednesday 18th January 2023

 

 

 

For 11+ Future Entry

Usually 3-4 years ahead of entry

 

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Summer Term Year 5

 

Taster Days

These are fun, non-assessment days with hands-on lessons and activities, providing registered girls with the chance to experience life at St Mary’s.  Taster Days are not obligatory but are a good way for applicants to meet some of the staff and pupils at St Mary’s, in addition to other girls applying, prior to Entrance Days.

 

Autumn Term Year 6

 

Entrance Days

Girls will sit an online CEM test (assessing for verbal and non-verbal skills, in addition to Maths), take part in some fun team building activities, a Critical Thinking lesson where there is an assessed piece of writing, an individual interview and a small group interview with the Head. A reference will also be requested from each girl’s school.

 

After Entrance Day, conditional places will be offered subject to satisfactory performance at Common Entrance or in St Mary’s 11+ Examinations.  Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations.  Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee.*

Spring Term Year 6

 

Common Entrance sat at Prep Schools

Sat at pupil’s Prep School in the January prior to entry.

 

Scholarship examinations or St Mary’s Calne 11+ examinations

Sat at St Mary’s Calne in the January prior to entry.

 

Spring Term Year 6

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Held at St Mary’s Calne in the January prior to entry.

 

 

* The Acceptance Fee is £2000.  This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s.

 

 

For 13+ 2023 Entry

Usually 5 year ahead of entry

 

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Summer Term Year 6

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 27th April & Wednesday 5th May 2021

 

Autumn Term Year 7

 

Entrance Days – Pre-Assessment

Tuesday 14th September, Tuesday 21st September & Thursday 23rd September 2021

 

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered.  Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations.  Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Spring Term Year 8

 

13+ Scholarship Examinations

Monday 30th January 2023

 

Spring Term Year 8

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Tuesday 31st January 2023

 

Summer Term Year 8

 

Common Entrance Examinations **

Monday 5th – Friday 9th June 2023

 

 

 

For 13+ Future Entry

Usually 5 year ahead of entry

 

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Summer Term Year 6

 

Taster Days

These are fun, non-assessment days with hands-on lessons and activities, providing registered girls with the chance to experience life at St Mary’s.  Taster Days are not obligatory but are a good way for applicants to meet some of the staff and pupils at St Mary’s, in addition to other girls applying, prior to Entrance Days.

 

Autumn Term Year 7

 

Entrance Days

Girls will sit an online CEM test (assessing for verbal and non-verbal skills, in addition to Maths), take part in some fun team building activities, a Critical Thinking lesson where there is an assessed piece of writing, an individual interview and a small group interview with the Head. A reference will also be requested from each girl’s school.

 

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered.  Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations.  Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee.*

Spring Term Year 8

 

13+ Scholarship Examinations

Sat at St Mary’s Calne in the January prior to entry.

 

Spring Term Year 8

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Held at St Mary’s Calne in the January prior to entry.

 

Summer Term Year 8

 

Common Entrance Examinations **

Sat at pupil’s Prep School in the May/June prior to entry.

 

* The Acceptance Fee is £2000.  This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s.  ** Common Entrance Examinations for girls whose Prep Schools have prepared them.

 

 

ENTRY TO SIXTH FORM

We welcome enquiries for girls seeking placement at St Mary’s at Sixth Form entry level. Places are offered subject to satisfactory individual assessment based on interviews at St Mary’s and reports from the Head of their current school, and sometimes written papers. An offer of a place will be conditional on satisfactory GCSE results. Girls should achieve top grades in the subjects they wish to take forward to A Level.

 

For Sixth Form 2023 Entry

Usually 2 years ahead of entry

 

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Autumn Term Year 11

 

Entrance Day – Assessments with interviews and Scholarship examinations (for those wishing to apply)

Monday 21st November 2022

 

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered, subject to a suitable school report and good predictions of exam results.

 

Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*.

 

Autumn Term Year 11

 

Scholarship Auditions, Interviews and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

* The Acceptance Fee is £2000.  This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s. 

 

 

11+ Foundation Award entry

For information about our Foundation Awards, please click here.

Information evening for parents and daughters (includes a tour of the school)

 

 

 

Early Autumn Term Year 6

 

Closing date for Foundation Award applications

 

 

 

Mid-Autumn Term Year 6

 

Foundation Award assessment morning

 

 

 

Late Autumn Term Year 6

 

Please contact the Admissions Department for dates specific to your daughter’s year of entry.