About the School
St Mary's Calne is a small but happy and purposeful community of around 360 pupils, aiming to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to nurture young women who have the capacity to lead and shape the modern world in the future. They have a strong tradition of the core academic subjects and strength in science and mathematics, as well as modern languages, arts and humanities.
80% of the pupils are boarders and they are specifically organised on the criteria of age within the seven boarding houses. Of these, three of them are for junior girls that they live in medium dormitories, and four are four senior girls from the age of fourteen that they could enjoy privacy and independence of a single room.
Exam Results and University Destinations
In 2020, at GCSE, 85% of the grades awarded were 9-7 and 100% were 9-4. At A-Level, 69% of the grades were A*-A and 92% were A*-B.
In 2020, 95% of the sixth form leavers have been successful in gaining places at their first choice of university. They went to study at a range of leading Russell Group universities including Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds and UCL.
All Year 7 to Year 11 students take part in the Donaldson Programme which is delivered through various activities such as club and societies, volunteering, career programme, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, speaker programme, debates and trips. At sixth form, Donaldson Programme evolves into the Donaldson Award which encompass every aspect of sixth form life and encourages their personal development.
In 2020, a new state-of-the-art library is opened and has become a vibrant academic hub for the school.
There are also excellent sport facilities including a 25m and six-lane swimming pool, dance studio, 24 tennis courts, 8 netball courts, a full-sized Astro Turf pitch, and a fitness suite.