Address: St Mary’s Independent School, 57 Midanbury Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 4DJ
Admissions Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 2380 677575 or email@example.com, +44 (0) 2380 80671267
Age Range: Boys & Girls Aged 3 – 16 years.
Fees Per Year: £7,395 – £9,615
St Mary’s Independent School (formerly St. Mary’s College) was founded in 1922 and was established by Brothers of Christian Instruction.
This Roman Catholic school sits in around 18 acres of land with separate buildings for the preparatory and senior schools as well as other independent classrooms.
The school has around 300 pupils in total and is comprised of Charlton House Nursery and Prep School and St Mary’s Senior School.
Charlton House has dedicated music and drama rooms as well as a comprehensive IT centre. There are also teachers who specialise in music, French and P.E.
There is a choice of musical instrument tuition and all children are encouraged to join the choir and participate in performances and excursions to local concerts.
Competitive sports are given priority and the huge playing fields located within the school grounds help to facilitate this.
The senior school also gives attention to music, art and sports. Musically the pupils have a wide range of options ranging from lessons, an orchestra, Christian rock bands, choirs and stage performances and productions.
A new gym, combined with the ample playing fields means pupils have a variety of sports to engage in, including Athletics, Football, Netball, Table-tennis and Badminton, amongst much more.
Recent years has also seen the school arrange sailing trips on the River Itchen.
Regarding admissions, parent need to complete an application form and then the child will be invited to take an entrance examination which covers maths, English and problem solving.
St Mary’s Independent School is a day school, so there are no boarding facilities available. The school operate a house system and there is a Chaplain always present at the school, providing daily mass and pastoral care. Scholarships and bursaries are available to pupils and parents meeting certain criteria.
There are many open evenings throughout the year which provide opportunities for parents and children to visit the school. Further admissions information is available via the contact details above.
Property Hotspots For This School
Locations popular with parents of St Mary’s College pupils are: Chandlers Ford, Sarisbury Green, Burridge and Bishops Waltham