Library 'Topping Out' Ceremony at St Mary's

Library Topping OutOn 10th December, we marked the latest milestone in the development of the new library with a 'topping out' ceremony. Governors, staff, students and Lady Lansdowne (Patron of the Calne Foundation Trust) donned hi-vis jackets, gloves and hard hats before being given a guided tour of the site.

Girls celebrate German Christmas Traditions

German ChristmasThe German Department spread Christmas joy this week, kicking off with St Nikolaustag.

Deeds Not Words: Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE talks about women’s rights

Dr Helen PankhurstWe were extremely fortunate to have a visit from Dr Helen Pankhurst on Tuesday 3rd December to talk to us about her take on Women’s rights - past, present and future.

Raising Funds for Doorway

DoorwayOn Monday 2nd December, Jolie, who takes the lead for Charity-focused activities in the Head Girl's Team, had the privilege of meeting and interviewing the Director of the Doorway Project, Jo Kitching.  Doorway is a local charity drop-in centre for those who are homeless, or moving on from homelessness, along with those who may be unable to sustain a tenancy.

Theatre in Foreign Languages

onatti playsThis academic year students learning French, German and Spanish are being treated to a live performance in each language by Onatti, a travelling theatre company.

Joyous Confirmation Service, 2019

ConfirmationAfter a very wet November, it was a relief that the last Saturday of the month dawned clear, cold and dry. It was the perfect weather for the Confirmation Service and ensured that all those being confirmed got to church looking their best. 

Physicists visit Birmingham University for 'Science Live'

Physics tripOn 25th November, our Sixth Form Physicists went to Birmingham University for a day of inspiring lectures. The group heard all about Gravity, from Galileo to the latest gravitational waves discovery from Dr Michael Brooks.

Girls enjoy Sixth Form History Supper

History SupperOn Wednesday 27th November, the Sixth Form Historians gathered in Helen Wright House for their History supper.

Science Trip to the Goethe-Institut

german workshopOn Friday 22nd November, two girls currently studying A Level German went to the Goethe-Institut in London to take part in a German science morning.

Fascinating Lecture on 'Lasers in the Jungle'

Prof Mat Disney Lecture On Tuesday 26th November, we were very lucky to have Mathias Disney at school to teach us about his work with lasers in the jungle. A Professor at UCL, he has spent many years looking at how important trees are to sustaining our planet and he explained that we need to work hard to fully understand them at a time when our planet is being threatened by climate change.


Troy Exhibition at The British Museum enthralls girls

Troy ExhibitionOn Monday 25th November all the girls who study Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation from the LV to the UVI (Years 10 to 13) travelled to London to see the awe-inspiring Troy Exhibition.

St Mary’s Calne ranked second Independent Secondary School in the South West

Dr Kirk and Sixth Form girlsWe are delighted that St Mary’s Calne features in the top of the best independent schools in the South West in The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power 2020, published on 24th November 2019. The 27th edition of their schools guide identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their 2019 A Level and GCSE examination results.