ST MARY’S has been at the center of education in Henley for nearly 100 years, helping generations of children learn in a nurturing and inspiring environment.
Located in the heart of the city in a beautiful Victorian townhouse, our vibrant co-educational preparatory school offers an exceptional education for children aged 4-11.
Our philosophy is very simple, to instill a love of learning for life in all of our students.
Our small class sizes ensure that children benefit from an individualized approach to their learning, supported by our exceptional teaching staff who approach each lesson and activity with enthusiasm.
Parents comment on the wonderful sense of community and family at St Mary’s and our children thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.
Our students are well prepared to transition into the next stage of their education and we are proud of the school’s reputation for delivering academic excellence in a uniquely stimulating environment.
St Mary’s pupils regularly receive offers from their first choice of the region’s most prestigious schools, including scholarships and awards, with many children also taking the 11+ entrance exams and continuing to take a place in a local high school. .
Children benefit from specialized subject instruction from an early age, including French, music, art, drama, PE and science, and parents praise our “wonderful learning environment” .
In PE children have access to a wide range of sports and from year 3 onwards weekly sports meets give our children the opportunity to represent their school and compete against other local schools, developing a sense of teamwork, trust and resilience.
Our fully equipped science lab, bright and airy art studio and music room add a unique depth of experience for our children.
In addition, a wide range of extracurricular activities are available as well as wraparound care to support our working parents.
Children can join the popular crèche from the age of 2.5 and are well placed to make a smooth transition to school from the age of four.
To find out more about how your child could benefit from a St Mary’s education, book a private tour during our Open Week September 19-23.
We are now accepting applications to join our Host Class of 2023 – the application deadline is Friday, November 25.