About Us

About Us

St Mary’s, Gerrards Cross is an all through, independent school for girls from 3 -18.

We place great emphasis on the value of the individual, on knowing each child, who she is and how she learns.  Our philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that a happy child is a successful child.

Equally important is the pursuit of academic excellence.   In a school where such high priority is placed on the importance of the individual, this excellence will mean very different things for different girls.  The small classes at St Mary’s mean that staff know each girl really well and can tailor their teaching to fit the whole fascinating kaleidoscope of learning styles and learning needs in front of them.  No girl here ever becomes ‘lost in the crowd’.

Our Curriculum is specific to the girls yet never loses sight of the national curriculum. As an independent school we have the luxury of being able to consider what is best in the seemingly endless reforms and initiatives being handed down to schools and to ensure that the curriculum is tailored to the girls, not the other way round.  As a through school, we have the privilege of creating a curriculum that is at all times set within a framework of prior learning and future expectations.  Nor do we ever lose sight of the crucial importance of the traditional curriculum, those essential building blocks of literacy, numeracy, and thinking skills from which all learning must grow.

As a girls’ school we tailor our teaching to the ways in which girls learn best. We will work with you to help your daughter carve her own unique path through life, to identify her own personal set of values and to dare to dream her dreams; dreams that are proud and ambitious, but dreams that she will achieve.

Our philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that a happy child is a successful child

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Meet our Head,
Mrs Jean Ross, and discover
her passion for education
and how St Mary’s could
be the perfect school
for your daughter.

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  • Early Years Taster Session
    5 October 2018 (register to attend)

    Whole School Open Morning
    10am – 12.30pm Saturday 13 October 2018





Mrs Ross the Headmistress assured me that she would help my daughter to become the very best that she could be. With great academic results and a well balanced and happy daughter I believe this has been achieved… Read More

St Mary’s has given our daughter a platform to grow – to be stretched academically & to shine theatrically and musically.  All her needs and ours have been met and we can only applaud St Mary’s staff for their positive attitude… Read More

From the day we first went to look around both my daughter and I have been made to feel incredibly welcome… Read More