Girls have a ball at Tennis Championships

ISTA TennisThe independent Schools Tennis Association (ISTA) Championships were held at Eton College over four days, hosting players of all abilities, boys and girls. This tournament always creates a great environment for the best players to compete and the young players to get inspired and this year proved no different. 

Top Pentathlon Performance by Lily at South West Combined Events

South West Combined EventsCongratulations to Lily (Year 9) who competed in the Pentathlon for Wiltshire at the South West Combined Events in Exeter on Sunday 23rd June. She finished in 17th place, with the County Team finishing in an impressive 2nd place.

Fantastic results from the girls at our annual Equestrian Show

Horse Show at West WiltshireOur annual school Equestrian Show took place at West Wilts Equestrian Centre on Saturday, 22nd June. We were very lucky to have such beautiful weather which set the scene for a great day of NSEA jumping. With lots of entries, we ran a full day of Jumping with Style qualifiers. We were very lucky to welcome Matt Ryan, a Triple Olympic Eventing Gold Medalist, as our guest judge for the day. It was an honour to have such a knowledgeable rider to offer his help and experience for the day.

Sports Day 2019

Sports Day 2019Our annual Sports Day took place on Tuesday 18th June at Beversbrook Sports Facility in Calne and we were delighted to welcome the Calne Town Mayor, Cllr Robert Merrick, who presented the individual winners’ medals and enjoyed afternoon tea with the parents and staff.  The event had a great atmosphere, despite the persistent rain, and saw an increased spectator attendance to previous years.

Primary School Athletics Festival proves to be a hit!

Athletics FestivalOn Thursday 6th June our Year 10 Sports Leaders led a Primary Athletics Festival for Year 4 children at Beversbrook Sports Facility, with six local primary schools attending. 120 children took part in a range of fun and competitive athletics events and relays to conclude the afternoon.

Athletes excel at the Regional Track & Field Cup Final

ESAA Final

The girls had a wonderful day of athletics at the Regional B Final of the Track & Field Cup in Basingstoke on 5th June. Some pleasing individual and team performances from our athletes enabled them to finish 2nd overall, an excellent result. 


Alice in fine form at Hickstead Eventers Challenge

Alice Gates EquestrianDuring Half Term Year 9 pupil, Alice, headed to Hickstead to contest the NSEA Eventers Challenge Championship. 

Lila jumps to top spot for GB in the Netherlands!

Lila in NetherlandsOver Half Term, Lila (Year 11) was selected to ride for the British Pony Show Jumping Team in the Wierden Nations Cup, which took place in The Netherlands.

Athletes impress at Track & Field Area Trials

North Wilts Track & Field Area TrialsOur athletes had a very successful afternoon on 16th May at the North Wiltshire Track & Field Area Trials, held at the University of Bath.

A fantastic weekend of Equestrian sport for St Mary’s Calne

Windsor EquestrianThe 11th/12th May was a fantastic weekend of Equestrian sport for St Mary's Calne, with the Stonar Inter Schools One Day Event (ISODE) and a Championship entry at Windsor International Horse Show.

Athletes enjoy success at the Wiltshire County Pentathlon

PentathlonCongratulations to our athletes, who enjoyed a very successful day on 13th May at the Wiltshire County Pentathlon, held at Marlborough College.

ESAA Track & Field Cup brings out the best in our Athletes

ESAA Track and FieldRound 1 of the ESAA Track & Field Cup took place on Wednesday, 8th May at the County Ground, Swindon. Despite the miserable weather, all athletes performed very well, with both teams finishing 2nd to South Wilts Grammar out of the seven schools.

Superb Swims at the Independent Boarding School Relays

Swim RelaysWith 15 schools scheduled to compete at the Independent Boarding Schools Swimming Relays on 1st May at Downe House, we knew it would be a tough competition. The overall result would be decided by the age groups' collated points; the girls did not disappoint!

Equestrians excel at Swalcliffe

swalcliffe equestrianA huge congratulations to Daisy (Year 9) for finishing in 2nd place in the 80cm One Day Event class at Swalcliffe on Sunday 28th April. Daisy has now qualified for the Schools Equestrian Games Championships which take place in October.

Celebration of Sport at the Sports Presentation Dinner

Sports Presentation DinnerOn Tuesday 30th April, the girls and staff of St Mary’s came together for the annual Sports Presentation Dinner, which celebrated the fantastic sporting achievements of the girls, across all age groups, over the last year. 

Girls compete for England and Wales at the Lacrosse Home Internationals

Home InternationalsThe 2019 Home International Series was held at Aldershot Barracks on 5th - 7th April. The usual teams were joined this year by the guest nation, Germany. Caroline (Wales) faced Amelia and Ella (England) in the first match of the tournament; it was a tightly fought match and great to see Ella and Caroline battle out the draw against each other.

Easter Equestrian Exploits

Easter EquestrianThe Equestrian girls have been flying the flag for St Mary’s over the Easter holidays with several events well attended. On the first weekend, we headed to Moreton for one of the first events of the eventing season; we got off to a flying start with all the girls putting in solid performances.

St Mary’s Lacrosse Teams enjoy a clean sweep at the Marlborough Invitational Tournament

Lacrosse Marlborough TournamentSaturday 23rd March saw a perfect culmination to the lacrosse season for the teams which had entered into the Marlborough College Invitational Tournament.

U12s become South West Schools Lacrosse Champions

Lacrosse Southwest U12A late night at the Spring Concert was not ideal preparation for the end of lacrosse season highlight, but with so much to pack into a short term, we just had to get on with it - and that we did!

Lila selected to ride for GB in the Nations Cup

Lila Bremner Many congratulations to Lila Bremner (Year 11) and her pony Lappi on being selected to jump as an Individual for Great Britain in the Nations Cup at Opglabbeek in Belguim in April.  A fantastic achievement!