Benefits of an all-through school

Why choose an all-through school?


St. Mary’s offers an educational experience unlike any other school in Southampton.  Our continuous education, from 3 to 16 years old, set within one 17-acre site, offers a seamless academic curriculum and co-curricular program.  Attending an all-through school means that your child will receive consistently high standards throughout their education as they move up through the school.

Attending an all-through school also removes the stress of transitioning into another school because pupils are familiar with their surroundings and our staff.  As a true all-through school, our Prep and Senior staff co-teach which means we have specialist teachers from Senior working with our Prep pupils and vice versa.  This leads to a strong shared ethos, remarkable and dynamic teaching at all ages and makes our school feel like a close-knit family. As pupils progress up through our school we get to know them as learners, and also as individuals, which is why our GCSE results are always so good.

It is not necessary for your child to have attended our Nursery or Prep Department before they attend our Senior school, however, it would enhance their academic experience and help them make the most of their formative years.

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