St Mary's School in Calne has been ranked amongst the best independent schools in a prestigious Sunday Times list this week.
The 27th edition of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power 2020, published on 24th November 2019 identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their 2019 A Level and GCSE examination results.
St Mary's School has been ranked as 2nd in the South West and an impressive 64th independent secondary school in the country. The ranking is based on 2019 exam results.
The guide states: The girls at St Mary’s Calne consistently achieve excellent A Level results and, in 2019, 64% of the entries were graded A*-A, an impressive 23% graded A* and 45% of the girls were awarded all A*/As. In addition, all of the girls who held Oxbridge offers secured their places and almost 90% gained their first choice of university. In terms of ‘Value Added’, some pupils achieved over one and half grades better than expected per subject and the year group as a whole recorded very good Value Added results. The girls also achieved a superb set of GCSE and IGCSE Level results, with a remarkable 40% of the results graded 9, 64% 9-8 and 82% 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A).
In addition to these outstanding academic results, the girls are well-rounded and have a very busy school life pursuing many extra-curricular activities, whether that be in Sport, Music, Art, Drama or participating in one of the many clubs and societies at St Mary’s.
Headmistress, Dr Felicia Kirk said: “We are delighted that St Mary’s Calne has been recognised in this way by The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide. This reflects the hard work of the girls and also the support from all the staff here and the exceptional teaching at St Mary’s.
"In addition to our outstanding academic results, the girls are well-rounded and enjoy a very busy school life pursuing many extra-curricular activities, whether that be in Sport, Music, Art, Drama or participating in one of the many clubs and societies on offer at St Mary’s.”
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