“We change our tables not only every day, but twice a day!”

    St Mary’s School is currently investing in an extensive refurbishment programme to deliver the most up-to-date and engaging facilities. The aim is to integrate the latest technology and teaching aids and for the spacious classrooms to be flooded with natural light.

    Headmistress Mrs Connor-Earl commented: “In my office, I have three separate work areas. My stand up desk is used to complete tasks such as analysing student data. I will then use the more traditional sit down desk to write congratulations cards to the girls and boys. The sofa is where everyone gravitates when hosting my Book Club. We, as adults, use different seating for different tasks to improve our concentration and efficiency.’

    “So, when designing our new classrooms, I wanted to include a variety of learning spaces. Gone are name labels stuck to an assigned desk. Pupils can now choose between soft staged seating, a stand up desk or a collaborative working pod. All the furniture is flexible and can be moved easily. This allows teachers to group the children in varied ways according to the lesson. It follows that if you feel comfortable at your work station, you are going to work better and more effectively.”

    After using the new space for a few weeks, one Year 4 pupil said, “We change our tables not only every day, but twice a day!”

    We can’t wait to welcome the girls into the next set of new classrooms after the Easter holidays.

    2017 Good Schools Guide 

    "A non-selective school, it still manages to pull off high-flying results at 11. Teaching is ‘excellent’ - sharp, lively and very pupil focused."

    We are proud to share our updated review in the 2017 Good Schools Guide.

    Please click on the image above to read the review in full.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas! 

    From all the staff at St Mary's School

    Artwork by Sophia in 6C

    Christmas Carol Service Monday 4th December at 7pm


    We're looking forward to enjoying a magical evening of music with you!

    2017 Open Morning

    We are pleased to announce our Open Morning on Thursday 22nd November 9.30am - 11.30am.

    Mrs Connor-Earl, the staff and pupils are really looking forward to welcoming new visitors to our School. To book your place, please email:

    Dear Parents,

    I am absolutely delighted to share with you the Year 6 offers for this academic year.

    The School has always been proud of our impressive track record of Senior School results and this year is no exception. We have 32 girls in this year group and we are thrilled with all the girls’ performances. 

    Year 6 Leavers' Destinations 2017

    Year 6 Leavers' Destinations Letter

    These results are a testament to the hard work and preparation of both the children and the staff. My thanks and congratulations to them all.

    Harriet Connor-Earl


    The New St Mary's Way Song

    Prize Giving was a wonderful occasion to hear the new St Mary's Way song. The girls sang it so beautifully by the girls and the lyrics truly embody our School ethos and values:

    It’s the St. Mary’s Hampstead way,

    To live our lives with love each day,

    To give all that we can and try our best:

    Sets us apart from all the rest!


    We learn to be kind, and share, and have fun.

    We see the good inside of everyone.

    We’re respectful, resilient, we’re risk-takers.

    We reflect in our Chapel, we’re peace makers.


    It’s the St. Mary’s Hampstead way,

    To live our lives with love each day,

    To give all that we can and try our best:

    Sets us apart from all the rest!

    Sets us apart from all the rest!

    Huge congratulations to Mrs Connor-Earl on completing the 100KM London to Brighton Challenge in just 22 hours and 45 minutes!

    “I found the challenge of walking non-stop through the night really tough. But, the view when I reached the top of the Downs just before sunrise was absolutely stunning and made the blisters and lack of sleep all worthwhile. 

    Thank you so much for to everyone for their support and incredibly generous donations. I’m overjoyed that we’ve raised over £3,000 for Doorstep and Save the Children which far exceeds my original target.”

    Mrs Connor-Earl's 100km London to Brighton Challenge

    Inspired by the children's fundraising efforts, she and her husband will be joining 3000 others walking from London to Brighton on Saturday 27th May for the School charities. They will walk through the night and hope to see the sunrise on Sunday morning in Brighton! 

    Please help her raise as much money as possible for Save The Children and Doorstep by donating through our JustGiving pages: (Doorstep) (Save the Children)

    We are pleased to share details below of our special appointment weekend for St Mary's School pupils at UNIFORM4KIDS on 15th & 16th July:

    Please find below the full St Mary's School Uniform List for 2017:

    St Mary's School Uniform Price List 2017


    Happy Easter!

    Wishing you and your families a peaceful holiday.

    From all the staff at St Mary's School

    National Success for the St Mary’s School Gymnastics Team

    We are incredibly proud to announce that the U11 gymnastics team retained the trophy at the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association (I.S.G.A.) 4 Piece National Challenge Cup Championships at St Faith’s School in Cambridge.  

    The winning team included: Alex, Berta, Elena, Iyssa, Lulu and Safiya and special mention also to Alex for being placed 2nd individually and Lulu joint 4th.

    The U9 team of Alina, Aliyah, Eliane Estienne, Emma, Emma and Kristina came an impressive 3rd, with Aliyah being awarded 2nd individually.

    Mrs Connor-Earl also travelled to St Faith’s in Cambridge to support the team: “It was a wonderful day and I was hugely impressed with the skill and confidence demonstrated by the team. We were delighted that the girls’ hard work has been recognised, especially in such a prestigious competition. Congratulations to everyone who competed and special thanks to Mrs Rimini for her tireless dedication to the gymnastics team.”

    Welcome to Bishop Nicholas Hudson

    We were honoured and privileged to welcome Bishop Nicholas Hudson to St Mary’s School this week. Bishop Nicholas was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster in June 2014 and has responsibility for the pastoral care of Central and East London.

    The Bishop was particularly impressed that his tour of the School was led by Year 6 pupils and was touched to hear how much they will miss it next year. He also enjoyed meeting the School’s new starters in Nursery and hearing about how the children were celebrating Mary Ward week.

    Mrs Connor-Earl commented: “We were delighted that Bishop Nicholas visited St Mary’s School. The visit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase everyone’s hard work and share news about our new initiatives such as The After School Club. We thank him for supporting St Mary’s School and for the time he dedicated to the pupils and staff. It was a truly memorable and inspiring occasion that the whole School will remember for a long time.”

    New Year 5 Book Club

    Full details of Mrs Connor-Earl's exciting new Book Club attached below!


    We are absolutely delighted to announce that our new After School Club is OPEN!

    To reserve your space at the Club, please sign up using the form below. The Club costs £15 per session when booked in advance and can also be booked on the same day. The girls and boys will have time to play, enjoy a light supper and complete their homework or reading with our teachers.

    After School Club Booking Form

    After School Club Booklet

    We are pleased to share the PTA 2017 calendar of events:

    PTA 2017 Events

    Thank you to the Committee for their hard work supporting the School's fundraising efforts.

    Wishing you and your families a very Happy Christmas!

    From all the staff at St Mary's School

    Dear Parents,

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new St Mary’s School After School Club in January 2017. The After School Club will enable us to extend our exceptional education and care beyond the regular school day:

    8am to 6pm

    Monday – Friday

    Nursery up to Year 6

    Every day during term time

    Our objective is to establish an outstanding and unique after school programme which delivers value to both pupils and parents. The Club will provide high quality and stimulating wraparound care to support working STMH families.

    Please find below the link to the After School Club booklet which provides more detailed information about this exciting new initiative:


    In order for us to accommodate all requests, the deadline for returning the sign-up sheets is Friday 25th November.

    St Mary's School Carol Service

    Please find below the link to the words for the Carol Service hymns.


    2016 Open Days

    We are delighted to announce our next Open Morning:

    Thursday 24th November 9.30am - 11.30am

    Mrs Connor-Earl, the staff and pupils are really looking forward to welcoming new visitors to the School.

    To book your place, please email:

    The Hall School have invited staff, parents and pupils to their Annual Fireworks Display.

    Please find below a link to the flyer with all the details and booking information.

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Excellent Results yet again for the Year 6 girls!

    Here are the results for 2015/16

    Aldenham School

    1 offer

    Archer Academy

    1 offer

    Belmont School

    1 offer

    Camden School for Girls

    1 offer


    18 offers (1 Academic Scholarship)

    City of London School for Girls

    4 offers

    Francis Holland, Regents Park

    15 offers (1 Music and 1 Art Scholarship)

    Godolphin and Latymer School

    1 offer

    Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls

    4 offers


    8 offers

    More House

    5 offers (1 Drama Scholarship)

    North London Collegiate

    4 offers

    Queen’s College

    9 offers


    2 offers

    South Hampstead High School

    10 offers

    St Margaret’s

    1 offer

    St Mary’s Ascot

    1 offer

    St Michael’s, Finchley

    3 offers

    St Paul’s Girls School

    2 offers

    Stonyhurst College

    1 offer (All rounder Scholarship)

    Woldingham School

    1 offer

    Year 6 School Play

    The Year 6 girls were excellent in Hagbane's Doom. Not only did they perform to the highest standard but the lighting, costumes and props were all exceptional. Both nights ended with standing ovations! Many thanks to all the staff who were involved and a special thank you to Ms Day for all of her efforts!