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.

 

11+ 2023, 12+ 2023 & 13+ 2024 Entry

Our group Entrance Days have taken place and we have made offers, but we may have limited places remaining for these entry points, so please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

 

11+ 2024, 12+ 2024, 13+ 2025 & 13+ 2026 Entry

Usually 3-4 years ahead of entry

 

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

 

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 25th April & Friday 5th May 2023

 

 

Entrance Days

Autumn Term 2023 - please contact Admissions for dates.

 

Please note that Taster Days and Entrance Days are held at St Mary's Calne, but if your daughter cannot attend, we are happy to organise an individual Taster Day and an Individual Entrance Day.

 

 

11+ & 13+ Scholarship Examinations, Auditions and Assessments

Spring Term

January prior to entry

Scholarship Examinations

     

Spring Term

January Prior to entry

Non-Academic Scholarship Auditions and Assessments
for Art, Music, Drama and Sport
     

Scholarship Examinations, Auditions and Assessments take place at St Mary's Calne, but if your daughter is overseas, we can arrange to assess her via Teams instead.

 

 

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 test (assessing for verbal and non-verbal skills, in addition to English and Maths), take part in some fun team-building activities, and sit an English paper with a Comprehension and a Creative Writing section. Girls will also have 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 A List and Waiting List 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 6

 

 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+ Future Entry

Usually 5 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 test (assessing for verbal and non-verbal skills, in addition to English and Maths), take part in some fun team-building activities, and sit an English paper with a Comprehension and a Creative Writing section. Girls will also have 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.

 

 

11+ Foundation Award entry

For information about the 11+ Foundation Award, please contact the Admissions Department

Early Autumn Term

Year 6

 

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

Mid-Autumn Term 

Year 6

 

Closing date for Foundation Award applications

 

Late Autumn Term

Year 6 

 

Foundation Award assessment morning

 

 

Year 10 Entry

We sometimes have a limited number of Year 10 places available.

Usually 2 years ahead of entry

 

 

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

Spring Term

Year 11

 

Entrance Day – written assessments with an interview

Please contact Admissions for Entrance Day date.

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*.

 

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 Future Entry

Usually 2 years ahead of entry

 

 

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

Autumn Term

November - Year 11

 

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

Please Contact Admissions for Entrance Day date.

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

November - Year 11

 

Non-Academic Scholarship Auditions, Interviews and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Please contact Admissions for Scholarship Day date.

* 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.