St Mary's Junior School

Empowering girls since 1898

We are delighted you are considering joining us. There are many reasons I am proud to lead St Mary's Junior School, particularly our loving ethos and distinctive family feel.

Our caring, specialist teachers, will inspire your daughter’s love of learning and she join a nurturing community, where courage, compassion and integrity are part of school life. Located in the heart of inspiring Cambridge, our School is rated excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

We warmly invite you to visit us, however this collection of videos will allow you to explore some key aspects of life as a St Mary's girl.

Explore our video collection

A tour of Junior School

Join our former Head of Juniors, Matthew O'Reilly for a tour of some of our key Junior School facilities.

Music in Junior School

Hear more about all the musical opportunities on offer in Junior School.

A day in the life...

Kung Fu, creative arts, swimming and more...

Follow Orla as she enjoys a typical day in Junior School.

"The Junior School has changed our daughter's life. She is happy and inspired everyday ..." Parent survey

St Mary's girls aim high in the classroom and beyond


We ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which stays with girls way beyond their school days.


Many girls develop self-confidence, communication and self-expression, plus speaking and listening skills, through LAMDA qualifications.


Girls enjoy a wide variety of curriculum sports, clubs and competitions. Every girl is encouraged to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.


We connect with our wider community, locally and globally. Our partnerships benefit both our girls and young people in our wider community.

Get a taste of our Junior School - take a look around some key areas with our virtual tour

Boarding at Mary Ward House

Boarding is available at Mary Ward House for girls in Year 5 (age 9) onwards. Day girls also access our flexi-boarding and late stay provision which extends wrap-around-care beyond 6.00pm. 

About boarding

Our location

Want to know more?

If you would like any more information about joining St Mary's School, please contact our friendly Admissions Team.

Admissions information



Mrs Jo Christian, Head of Juniors

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Quick facts
  • Students aged 3-11
  • All-girls' education
  • Preschool for 3-4 years
  • c.20 girls per class
  • Day and boarding
  • Mary Ward School


Yes She Can

Why I love St Mary's Junior School ...

Open Events

Discover what makes St Mary's so special


What our students say ...

About art at St Mary's as part of our creative curriculum

What our students say ...

About sporting opportunities at St Mary's

What our students say ...

About bug-hunting in woodland explorers.

Parent Survey

Discover what parents value about St Mary's Junior School.


“Their confidence has soared since joining St Mary's Junior School Cambridge. I feel like the School adds more value than any other independent school in Cambridge.”

Junior School parent 2019

“It’s a wonderful, dynamic and loving place and we have been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to send our girls here.”

Parent survey 2019

“St Mary’s is a brilliant school with excellent staff. The head teacher is amazing, supportive and kind. My daughter has great respect for him. The teaching staff are wonderful and nurturing.”

Parent survey 2019