St Mary's Calne

Location Map

Close map(X)


St Mary’s Calne is an independent boarding and day school in the small market town of Calne, Wiltshire, for girls aged 11 to 18, with a thriving, happy community of 350 pupils (80% boarding, 20% day) and a fine tradition of academic excellence. The school prides itself on instilling in its pupils a love of learning and a desire to care for each other and the wider world.

Academic Excellence

St Mary’s is dedicated to developing each pupil’s full potential by providing a nurturing environment in which girls can grow and express themselves. The curriculum is personalised and innovative, set to challenge each girl as they develop. Our GCSE and A Level results are consistently outstanding and the girls make a smooth transition to the university of their choice.

Outstanding Pastoral Care

Girls at St Mary’s Calne learn and board in their year group, meaning the House teams are specialists in that age range and life-long friendships can flourish. The school is known for its outstanding pastoral care and every girl is known and cared for as an individual. A personal tutor supports each girl through all aspects of school life and stays with them as they progress through the school.

The Lower School (Years 7 & 8) provides a two-year transition from prep or primary school into a senior school environment and a family-friendly approach to boarding. Our boarding community is the beating heart of the school. It offers a truly immersive experience with a full weekend activity programme and opportunities for girls to discover new talents and pursue their passions, while also recognising individual family circumstances and the needs of each pupil.

In the purpose-built Sixth Form Centre, girls are prepared for university and beyond, with a bespoke lecture programme, careers advice, leadership opportunities and more.

Beyond the classroom

Outside the classroom, life at St Mary’s is vibrant, busy and fun! Music and the arts thrive, and girls can choose from over 70 co-curricular clubs, which exist alongside a strong sports offering of swimming, tennis, riding, netball, hockey, lacrosse, cricket and athletics, with many girls representing their sport at regional and national level.

80% of girls play musical instruments and take part in a wide variety of ensembles. The girls perform at many events, both in the local community and further afield. Art enjoys a high profile with pupil’s work exhibition throughout school, regular art trips and a triennial art exhibition held in London.

The facilities are superb, including the beautiful Lime Kiln Garden sitting in the heart of the school, a fully equipped sports complex with climbing wall, gym and swimming pool, a full-size astro, tennis courts, theatre, a Sixth Form Centre and a state-of-the-art new library, overlooking the apple orchard (which produces our own apple juice each year!)


The school has great links to London (90 minutes by M4 or train from Chippenham ) and further afield. Our logistics team ensure pupils can easily access home, airports and train stations whenever they need. Escorted travel is offered to and from Chieveley, Reading, London and airports for all holidays and exeats.

Event type
West of EnglandBoarding
Mrs Anne Wakefield (From September 2024)
Church of England
School Setting:
Age Range:
Fee Range (Termly):
Day £11, 620, Boarders £15,575
Exit exams:
A level
Famous Alumni:
Roya Nikkhah - Journalist and broadcaster Belinda Stewart-Wilson – Actress Laura Tomlinson MBE - Team Gold and Individual Bronze in Dressage at London 2012 Olympics Lucy Hughes-Hallett- Author and winner of the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize


Attending Events


Nov 2024

Boarding Schools Show, Monaco
09:30 AM - 02:30 PM


May 2025

Independent Schools Show, Summer Fair
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM


Nov 2024

Boarding Schools Show, Geneva
09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
St Mary's Calne

Curzon Street, Calne, SN11 0DF

Meet more exhibitors



Blandford Forum, Dorset
Milton Abbey School

Milton Abbey School

+44 (0)1258 880484
Millfield School

Millfield School

01458 442291
Sherborne Girls

Sherborne Girls

Sherborne, Dorset
01935 812245


Nov 2024

The flagship, the original, where it all began 17 years ago. Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November 2024 at the London Evolution in Battersea Park, London.


Nov 2024

09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Taking place at The Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva the show provides families with unparalleled access to leading boarding schools. This November we return to this spectacular venue with 20 leading Boarding Schools.


Nov 2024

09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Taking place at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, the show provides families with unparalleled access to leading boarding schools. This Thursday we return to this spectacular venue with 20 leading Boarding Schools.