Welcome from the Head Teacher

“St Mary’s Independent School is a high achieving, co-educational day school educating pupils aged 3 to 16. Set in a beautiful 17-acre campus in the heart of Southampton, we enjoy an excellent reputation locally and internationally. As a through school, we offer a seamless educational experience that inspires and challenges pupils at every stage of their journey. A premier school within the ‘La Mennais’ international schools group, St Mary’s pupils are inspired to think globally and prepared as leaders for the future. Our diverse student body and our inclusive ethos provide a rich cultural experience.

Our motto “We nurture. We inspire. We achieve.” reflects the ethos that enables our pupils to achieve their full potential. Pupils make exceptional progress and achieve some of the best GCSE results in the county, enabling them to access the most prestigious sixth form colleges and universities. Our approach, since being founded in 1922, has led to a notable alumni; St Mary’s is proud to have educated leading figures in the political, business and professional world.

At St Mary’s, pupils flourish and are able to explore their creative, sporting and musical talents, as well as develop academically. Our strong sporting tradition sees pupils competing at national level. Music and Creative Arts are also well established.

Here at St Mary’s we understand that making the decision to invest in your child’s future through providing an independent education is a significant undertaking. We are delighted that you have shown an interest in St Mary’s and hope that our admissions process will guide you through this important decision. As Executive Headteacher, I am immensely proud of the school and all that we provide for our children and their families.

Mrs C Charlemagne
Executive Head Teacher




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