Welcome from the Principal



I hope that this site will give you a flavour of our school. However, I will not be able to do justice to everything and I warmly invite you to come and see for yourself.

Our Early Years Department covers Nursery and Reception aged children.  In this first introduction to learning we are blessed to have such fabulous grounds and facilities.  The team bring learning to life in woodlands, sensory garden or classroom.

The Prep covers Year 1 to Year 6, which are the formative years of laying strong learning foundations.  Our emphasis is on creating curious minds and a thirst for learning.  Most pupils will continue onto the Senior School and have a strong tradition of achieving most of the scholarships, however all scholarships are awarded on merit only and not which school the person came from.

The Senior School has a strong tradition of high academic results but not at the expense of "the person,"  we do not want to become an exam factory.  Pupils are encouraged to join in with a large programme of extra curricular activities helping them to become well rounded individuals.  Year 7 is usually made up of 50% Marist Prep girls and 50% from other feeder schools.  We take great strides to ensure the transition process for pupils into a Senior School environment is an exciting experience. We ensure that the girls mix well and all feel included. By Year 11 they have gone from a group of shy, excited and enthusiastic pupils to confident, mature young ladies who will make a difference in the world.  Over half of all GCSE grades are A* to A compared to a national average of around 20% - year on year.

The Sixth Form offers an extensive range of A Level subjects, taught in small classes.  The girls have opportunity to develop leadership, independence and an invaluable network of life long friends.  Almost half of all A Level grades are A* to A every year and most students get their first choice university.

Our ISI inspections all point to the key strength of the school as being the special relationship between staff and students.  We know how to get the best out of every single girl.

Please come and visit to see for yourself why “The Best Advert for The Marist is a Marist Girl.”

I very much look forward to meeting you at The Marist School in the near future.

Karl McCloskey