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  • St Mary's School, Hampstead
    47 Fitzjohn's Avenue
    NW3 6PG
  • Head: Miss Charlotte Owen
  • T 020 7435 1868
  • F 020 7794 7922
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 300
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: £18,540 pa
  • Open days: A series of Open Events with Headmistress and Director of Studies every term.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Particularly impressive since our last visit is the shiny new tech-tastic Global Learning Centre. This modern, innovative learning space has been designed to promote STEAM. As if the large interactive display screens (including the floor) and 3D printer wasn’t impressive enough, every pupil has access VR goggles to aid ‘interactive learning experiences’ as part of their lessons. While we visited, the girls were…

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What the school says...

Recently celebrating its 150th anniversary, St. Mary’s School is an exceptional (ISI – November 2022) Catholic school for girls between 2-11 years old.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023 Miss Charlotte Owen, previously head of the lower school at Woldingham School for seven years. She was also a key member of Woldingham’s senior leadership team. Prior to this she was head of languages at Prior’s Field School. She has a degree in Spanish and Italian from Royal Holloway College, University of London.


Non-selective academically. Places go first to siblings, then to Catholics, then to non-Catholics. Family-orientated ethos means that other faiths and cultures are also welcomed. ‘We don’t believe that children should be assessed at 3 and 4 years old, and we also won’t choose one girl from a family and not her sibling,' says the school. Parents advised to register early. Particularly family friendly nursery arrangements – children are admitted from 2 years and 9 months and can stay to...

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Special Education Needs

St Mary’s School has a thriving Learning Support Department. When a pupil is identified as having SEN, we take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational needs provision in place. Quality First Teaching remains our first response in relation to the identification of SEN, but we also ensure that the child receives high quality additional support and interventions carefully matched to their needs. Pupils receive maximum support to develop and encourage their potential and specialist teachers offer small groups or individual 1:1 lessons. Through consultation with the form teacher and parents, a flexible strategy of support is formulated. A strong link between the school and the parents is encouraged and this partnership is seen as invaluable for the child’s continued development.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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