We are very proud of the solid foundation we give our pupils before they progress on to the next stage in their education.
Our children consistently receive offers from the most prestigious schools in the local area, including the offer of scholarships and awards.
In 2022, our Year 6 leavers achieved a number of scholarships ranging from academic, sport and art, fantastic 11+ success and offers from their first choice of Senior Schools.
Competition for places at these schools is fierce, with only one place for every 3 pupils sitting the exam in many cases. Their brilliant results demonstrate how effectively our individualised approach to learning, and exam preparation, supports all our children in achieving their very best.
Our pupils secured a number of scholarships and awards including:
- 1 Academic scholarship
- 2 Sports scholarships
- 3 Art scholarships
This year our children have been offered places at the following schools:
- Abingdon School
- Reading Bluecoat School
- St George’s Windsor
- Shiplake College
- Leighton Park School
- Pangbourne College
- The Oratory
- Sir William Borlase Grammar School
- Gillotts School
Every year, our Headmaster assesses pupils based on a range of criteria and information provided by their teachers and makes a personalised recommendation about the most appropriate next school for them. He works closely with parents to help each child achieve their potential and gain a place at their secondary school of choice.
We also support children through this process by offering early morning exam clubs to help prepare for the 11+ test as well as selective examinations and interviews.
Our parents say: “I believe very strongly that St. Mary’s sets them up so well for secondary school and the challenges ahead.”
Destination Schools for St. Mary's School pupils:
Reading Blue Coat School, Shiplake College and Abingdon School for the boys; and St Helen and St Katharine Independent Girls’ School, Queen Anne’s School, Cranford House and The Abbey School for girls. For those seeking co-education schools, pupils move onto Leighton Park and St Joseph’s College.
Reading Boys, Kendrick Girls’ School and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.
State Secondary Schools
Gillotts School, The Piggott.