St Mary’s girls shine once more in GCSE/IGCSE Results

GCSE girlsCongratulations to the St Mary’s Calne girls on an outstanding set of GCSE and IGCSE Level results, with a remarkable 40% of the results graded 9, 64% 9-8 and 82% 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A).

St Mary's Calne girls celebrate superb A Level results

Dr Kirk with Head Girl and DeputiesThe girls at St Mary’s Calne have achieved some excellent A Level results, with 64% of the entries graded A*-A, an impressive 23% graded A* and 45% of the girls being awarded all A*/As. In addition, all of the girls who held Oxbridge offers secured their places and almost 90% gained their first choice of university. There were strong performances across all subjects, particularly Further Maths (100% A*), Art (86% A*), Politics (57% A*), Latin (50% A*), History (29% A*) and Physics (25% A*).

Girls complete Gold DofE expedition in the Dales


Gold DofEThree Gold DofE teams set off to the Yorkshire Dales at the end of the Summer Term to complete their final expedition. It was another very hot year, with the girls having to carry extra water and getting refills a number of times throughout the day.


Founders' Day 2019 - a memorable day of celebration

Founders Day 2019On a glorious summer day (29th June) the warmest of the year so far, the whole school gathered to celebrate Founders’ Day.

The Lily Ball 2019

2019 Lily BallOn what was undoubtedly the hottest day of June and possibly of the whole summer, the Founders’ Day Marquee was rapidly transformed from a prize giving marquee into a sensational “Secret Garden” for the annual UVI Leavers' Lily Ball.

Fundraising Drinks Party at Bowood House

Bowood drinksWe are delighted to invite you to a very special event on Friday 13th September 2019, from 7pm, when the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne will be hosting a drinks party at their home, with all proceeds going to the St Mary’s Calne Bursary Fund.

Triumph at the Festival of Latin Drama

Classics Latin Play CompetitionOn Thursday, 27th June, 24 excited UIV (Year 9) girls, or rather, gods, goddesses, kings, a princess and princes, a vengeful granddaughter of the Sun and a beautiful Evil, all travelled to Bristol Grammar School for the annual Festival of Latin Drama

Agnes wins Simon Powell Poetry Prize

poetry writingCongratulations to Year 11 pupil, Agnes, who was one the winners of the Simon Powell Poetry Prize – a national competition for GCSE students.

St Mary's Calne Shortlisted for National Performing Arts Award

Performing Arts AwardWe are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Performing Arts Award category in the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Awards, run in association with Independent School Parent magazine.

Beginning of Term Arrangements: Autumn 2019

Each year group has its own specific arrangements for the start of the new school year. Please see below for the time you should bring your daughter back to school.

Detailed arrangements will be circulated and posted on the Parent Portal in due course.

Advice from Old Girl on getting into Medical School

Alice PenningtonOn Monday 24th June, we were delighted to welcome back 2013 Leaver, Dr Alice Pennington. 

Girls enjoy outing to Cirencester Polo Club

Cirencester Polo TripSunday 23rd June saw the girls of St Cecilia’s House (Year 9) heading to Cirencester Park Polo Club for our last outing as a House. We enjoyed learning the basics of polo from the top of very tame wooden horses, while appreciating the grace and beauty of some very real ponies being prepared by grooms, near to our picnic spot.

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