Our setting

Our Sixth Form Centre is a dynamic, safe space in the heart of Cambridge.

Set in the heart of Cambridge, our Sixth Form is housed in historic buildings, surrounded by tranquil grounds, close to Cambridge University Botanic Garden. We strive to create an inspiring, dynamic learning environment for our students.

Our location

Sixth Form Centre

Our Sixth Form Centre at No.2 Brookside is just a few minutes walk from our Senior School and boarding accommodation at Mary Ward House.

Take a personal tour of our Sixth Form

Join Ruth Taylor, our former Head of Sixth Form to tour our Sixth Form facilities in the heart of Cambridge.

The Centre is a secure, welcoming environment, perfect for developing independence during the Sixth Form. It includes:

  • Dedicated subject classrooms for teaching Business Studies, Economics and Psychology
  • A silent study room
  • A social study and computer room
  • An extensive careers and Higher Education advice suite
  • A spacious common room and bright kitchen
  • A gym and dance studio

Brooklands Avenue

Art @ No.47

For Art and Design students, No. 47, our dedicated Art and Photography Centre on Bateman Street, provides four art teaching spaces, a Sixth Form study space, a dark room and a photography studio as well as the very popular Art Café.

Drama and Music

Drama students love working in our purple and silver Drama studio, and have use of our full-size stage in Senior School for productions, curricula performances, and Speech and Drama examinations.

Our Music facilities provide magnificent views across the Botanic Gardens and include a large teaching room with keyboard work stations, an additional room for A Level Music studies and individual rooms for peripatetic Music teaching.


In 2015, Dame Mary Archer opened our innovative new science hub, acknowledging its “triumph of aesthetic appeal”. Our light, bright and airy laboratories offer the perfect setting in which to inspire our girls to expand their understanding of the world through science.

Here the engineers, medics, inventors and scientists of tomorrow ignite their dreams for the future.


Our Senior School gymnasium is the ideal arena for indoor sports such as badminton, gymnastics and dance. We also have an outdoor gym, table tennis, netball and tennis courts.

In 2016 we secured a partnership with the City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC), the oldest rowing club on the River Cam, to provide rowing opportunities for girls throughout our school.

Our vision for sport

In an historic partnership with a University of Cambridge college, we are developing plans to regenerate our outdoor sports facilities at Long Road. This will give us state-of-the-art sports facilities, including:

  • Two new AstroTurf pitches - for hockey, rugby and football
  • Netball and tennis courts
  • Athletics facilities -  grass running track, long jump pit, high jump and shotput
  • Practice nets for all ball sports
  • A new pavilion, including physio room, kitchen, changing facilities
  • Floodlighting

This programme of development is subject to planning approval by the City Council.