Choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, and we are delighted that you are considering St Mary’s Calne.  

As a parent, you know your daughter best, and we anticipate your goal will be to find the right school that will “fit” your daughter throughout her time in senior education.  This process can take time, but please be assured that we will guide you through the Admissions journey at St Mary’s Calne, and we hope to make it as smooth and simple as possible.

Our aim is for all girls to thrive at St Mary’s, reach their full academic potential and throw themselves into all the co-curricular activities on offer, in a school where our mantra is “Calne Girls Can!” 

We would like to invite you to visit the school so that you can experience what makes St Mary’s Calne so special, so please do contact us to arrange a visit, discuss the next steps for your daughter or answer any of your questions.

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone us on 01249 857206.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Cari Depla
Mrs Cari Depla
Director of External Relations
Mrs Depla joined St Mary's in 2005 and her role encompasses admissions, marketing and communications, events and alumnae relations. She is a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team and in addition CEO/Secretary of The Calne Foundation Trust; she works closely with the Calne Girls' Association. She is married with four children who all attended St Margaret's Preparatory School and her daughters went on to join St Mary's Calne. She enjoys DIY, long countryside walks with her dog Lyra, cooking, skiing, visiting France, yoga and cycling a tandem with her husband!
Mrs Sally Dickens
Mrs Sally Dickens
Registrar
Mrs Dickens has been at St Mary’s since 2018 and has worked in education for nearly 18 years. She originally trained as a Montessori teacher and has worked in the independent and state sector, in a variety of roles and settings. She is married and has a daughter who works in London and a son currently at university. In her free time, she enjoys walking the family dog Milo, running, riding, cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Mrs Emma Smith
Mrs Emma Smith
Deputy Registrar
Mrs Smith has been at St Mary’s since January 2020. She is married to Jason, and they have a daughter, who swims competitively, in addition to owning two cats. In her spare time Mrs Smith enjoys weight training and has a passion for baking, much to the delight of her colleagues, friends and family. Mrs Smith is a keen reader and enjoys going to the cinema too.
Mrs Sarah Carter
Mrs Sarah Carter
Admissions Administrator
Sarah is a qualified MFL teacher and taught German and French in both the UK and overseas before moving into EAL teaching and more recently into Admissions. She in fact taught EAL at St Mary’s some years ago and is pleased to be back at the school again, although in a new role. Sarah is married to Mark, who also works in education, has a son at university and a daughter studying A Levels. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, long walks and trips to the theatre.

We also have two other very important members of the team, both of whom are regularly in work with us!

Lyra
Lyra
belonging to Mrs Depla
Milo
Milo
belonging to Mrs Dickens