Lila jumps to second place at International Horse Show

Lila competing at Liverpool InternationalMany congratulations to Lila (Year 11) who competed at the Liverpool International Horse Show over the Christmas holidays and came second in the 148cm Championships, which featured the top young riders and European Team ponies in the country. An amazing result.

St Mary's Calne Tennis Academy wins Wiltshire LTA's Education Award

Tennis Education AwardOn 4th December, the St Mary's Calne Tennis Academy (SMCTA) team, headed up by Director of Tennis, Jonathan Hayes, were delighted to receive the Education Award trophy, presented to them at the Wiltshire LTA's AGM.

An enlightening lesson on Biomechanics

HealthOn 7th December, the LVI (Year 12) PE class was joined by Dr Philippa Oakley from Acorn Health to help us with our biomechanics work. We had a two-hour session where we discussed movement and muscle action, along with muscle groups, levers and the heart.

International Equestrian Success for Lila

Lila competingLila (Year 11) was recently invited to jump her ponies abroad in CSIP International competitions in Belgium and the Netherlands. She competed on both Lapislazuli and Lady in the Big Tour, jumping in the 130cm classes.

Cross Country Teams in fine form at Area Cross Country Championships

North Wilts Area Cross CountryOn 21st November, our Cross Country Teams enjoyed participating in the North Wiltshire Area Cross Country Championships, held at Grittleton House. 

Excellent performances from St Mary's Equestrians

NSEA DaunsteysOn Sunday 18th November, the St Mary's Riding Teams headed to West Wilts Equestrian Centre for the Dauntsey’s School Show Jumping event.

Sixth Form take on Radley at lacrosse

Radley lacrosseOn the evening of 20th November, the Sixth Form lacrosse players made the trip over to Radley to take on their 1st and 2nd Lacrosse Teams. 

Excellent results for Cross Country Teams at the Leweston Relays

Lewesten RelayOn 15th November, our Inter Girls' and Junior Cross Country Relay Teams participated in the annual Leweston Relays. This popular event is well supported by a large number of quality teams and is always a great opportunity for the girls to have fun as part a relay team. 

Great play at the Wiltshire County National Schools Netball Tournament

U19 NetballIt was excellent to have three St Mary’s Netball Teams at the County Round of the England Netball National Schools Tournament. The U19, U16 and U14 Teams were all ready for this competitive event with its opportunity to play a large number of schools on the same day.

Excellent Equestrian achievements at Keysoe and Bicton

Oct EventLast weekend (20th - 21st October) saw the NSEA Championships take place at Keysoe Equestrian Centre in Bedfordshire.

Cross-Country Runners compete in the Schools Cup

cross country TavistockOn 16th October, the Intermediate and Junior Cross-Country Teams competed in the English Schools' Athletic Association (ESAA) Schools Cup, held in Tavistock.

Equestrians on top form at Eventing Championships

NSEA ChampsSt Mary’s Calne was very well represented over the course of the weekend (6th/7th October) at the NSEA Eventing Championships at Elmwood.

Superb play at the South West Schools Lacrosse Tournament

Southwest Lacrosse TournamentOn Saturday 6th October, our senior Lacrosse Teams competed in the South West Schools in miserable conditions. In the persistent rain and wind, it was a real test of their resilience, character and love of the game!

U12s Celebrate Success at their first Lacrosse Tournament

Joker DrawOn Sunday 7th October, the U12s competed in the Joker Draw Lacrosse Tournament, held at St Helen & St Katharine School, Abingdon.

Lila competes at the Horse of the Year Show

horse_of_the_yearOn Thursday 4th October, Lila (Year 11) competed in the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Success at the U14 Netball Area Tournament

U14A NetballOn 3rd October, the U14 A, B and C squads travelled to Hardenhuish School in Chippenham to take part in the U14 Area Tournament; six matches of 14 minutes proved to be an exciting afternoon of netball.

Equestrians shine at Show Jumping Qualifiers

Rectory FarmThere were some great results for the St Mary's girls last weekend (15th/16th September) at Rectory Farm, when Cheltenham Ladies' College hosted the NSEA National Show Jumping Qualifiers. Our 80cm Team of Annabel, Amelia, Aoife, and Jemima started our day well with a team sixth place.

Great results at the Lacrosse Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournament

Lacrosse County Tournament On 15th September, the girls won all four A Team County Lacrosse Championship trophies, with particular dominance in the 1st and 2nds

Girls selected for National Lacrosse Squads

Lacrosse National Selection The U19 World Cup Lacrosse Championships are next year in Canada and some very exciting news came in over the summer about the National Squad selection.

Equestrians on fine form at Swalcliffe

Swacliffe SeptemberIt was great to be back out with the school Equestrian Teams last weekend (8th/9th September) as the Autumn Term got under way. We have some fantastic new girls in the riding teams this year and a few of them joined us at Swalcliffe Park.