St Mary's Shaftesbury
Location: Dorset, South-West England
Age Range of Boarders: 10 - 18 years
No. of Students: 215
No. of Boarders: 110
St Mary’s is a boarding school with strong values, where your daughter will feel at home, fulfilling and exceeding her academic potential. Recent GCSE results showed that pupils typically attain 1 or 2 grades above their predicted grades on entry. Students mostly enter Russell group universities and this year 14% of leavers received offers from Oxford or Cambridge.
They choose to study a wide range of subjects including Medicine, Maths, Engineering, Sciences, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages, Fine Art and much more.
Our highly-skilled teachers provide plenty of challenge and girls experience an academic enrichment programme which encourages them to do their best. Unusually for a British school, we provide parents with a short weekly report on individual academic attainment, so that you can share in your daughter’s progress.
All boarders remain in school at weekends, and are expected to study and participate in a programme of social and cultural activities. We encourage girls to take on leadership roles, so that they leave St Mary’s as confident and capable young women, excellently prepared for the next stage.