Sport plays a very important part in our life at St Mary's. With the ever-increasing demand and pressure on teenage girls, we strongly believe in the benefits of both individual and team sports and all girls are encouraged to participate whatever their ability. Learning to work and play as a team teaches trust, increases resilience and builds confidence and self-esteem; all valuable qualities which can be transferred to everyday life. In the first few years at St Mary’s, this not only generates a wonderful camaraderie but also an important sense of belonging. Both the staff and girls take pride in the girls’ own personal and collective achievements at all levels. Whilst at the top end, we strive for excellence, providing the opportunity for our more able athletes to develop and maximise their own potential whilst maintaining enjoyment in Sport for everyone.

In recent years, the strength and depth of sporting talent has increased and we enjoy an excellent reputation in Sport. There have been many individual and team successes; highlights include the U13 Lacrosse team winning the West of England Schools Tournament, the Ski team becoming GB champions and our U16 and U14 Netball teams winning their Area Tournament. Several girls represent the county in Lacrosse and Athletics and we often send promising athletes through the county development academy system in Netball and Hockey. We are also proud to have girls who have: represented the Welsh and English National Lacrosse teams; trained for the GB Pony Eventing team; competed in Junior West Lacrosse and represented South West Gymnastics. In swimming, a student made the Breaststroke final in her age group at the English Nationals - quite an achievement in the swimming world - and girls have also competed at national level in Synchronised Swimming. Our XC team also achieves regular success. In 2020 two of our U12 girls qualified to compete for Wiltshire at the XC County Championships and finished within the top 10 in the county.

The excellent facilities include a 25m, six-lane swimming pool, state-of-the-art sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio, 20 tennis courts (comprising 12 astro courts for the Summer Term and 8 hard courts), 8 netball courts, a full-sized astro-turf pitch, grass pitches and a superbly equipped fitness suite.  Girls regularly use the facilities throughout the day, evening and at the weekend, whether playing for the school teams or for personal fitness or enjoyment.

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