St Mary's Spectacular Fashion Show!

  • 20 April 2017

An outstanding showcase of design flair and technical ability – not to mention poise and confidence – St Mary's Fashion Show on 28 and 29 March was a spectacular occasion.

Sasha’s lion is judged ‘outstanding’ in national scientific artwork competition

  • 08 February 2017

A detailed drawing of a lion atop a lion’s skull by Sasha Morgan, an Art Scholar at St Mary’s School, Colchester, impressed the judges of the Royal Society of Biology’s Nancy Rothwell Award.

St Mary’s chefs win Chinese cooking equipment

  • 24 January 2017

Year 10 girls are well stocked to cook tasty Chinese meals after winning an abundance of goodies from Ming-ai Institute in London.

Colchester Institute’s Chef’s Roadshow gives top tips for food preparation

  • 17 January 2017

Filleting a whole salmon, portioning a chicken and turning potatoes were highlights of a cookery masterclass presented by Colchester Institute’s Head of Hospitality to Year 9 and GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students on 13 January.

Year 7 pass their driving tests – on a sewing machine!

  • 04 January 2017

Sewing skills were put to the test in Textiles when Year 7 students completed a sewing machine driving test.

St Mary’s annual GCSE Awards Evening celebrates excellent results

  • 29 November 2016

Students who took their GCSEs at St Mary’s School in the summer of 2016 returned to school for a special Awards Presentation Evening on 18 November.

Governors help St Mary’s students to hone their interview techniques

  • 25 November 2016

As part of the process of readying them for Sixth Form, university and beyond, Year 11 students took part in mock interviews on 16 and 23 November.

Mathilda speaks up to win local competition

  • 25 November 2016

Congratulations to Mathilda, Year 11, who won the Best Speaker Award at the first round of the prestigious BPW Public Speaking Competition for Schools and Youth Organisations on 16 November.

St Mary’s students give advice to schools on going ‘green’

  • 18 November 2016

Tips on making school more eco-friendly were offered by members of the student Eco Team from St Mary’s School as part of Colchester Borough Council’s ‘Building Resilient Communities’ conference, held at the Mercury Theatre on 11 November.

Go St Mary's Sharks!

  • 18 November 2016

New ‘St Mary’s Sharks’ basketball strip was unveiled in assembly on 4 November!

Cross-country competition raises funds for YoungMinds

  • 27 October 2016

The rain held off as every Senior girl at St Mary's tackled the challenging Hilly Fields course at our annual Cross-country Competition on 13 October.

Marathon overnight walk for fundraiser Abby

  • 27 October 2016

Over £1100 has been raised for Cancer Research UK by determined Year 10 student Abby Murphy who completed the Shine Night Walk, a 26 mile overnight walk through London on 24 September.

Don't miss the St Mary's bus!

  • 14 October 2016

The morning rush has been made easier for students and their parents at St Mary’s School Senior School on Lexden Road, Colchester, thanks to the launch of a dedicated bus service run by the school.

Fantastic GCSE results for St Mary’s girls!

  • 01 September 2016

Year 11 students at St Mary’s have achieved a stunning set of GCSE results. More than a fifth of the year group achieved seven or more A*/A grades, and there was an overall pass rate of 92%.