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LV Form Artists stage sensational Fashion Show

After months of preparation, the Christmas Term culminated in a sensational Fashion Show by the LV Form Artists and Friends.

Silver Ball in aid of the Armed Forces Fund a huge success

The triennial Silver Ball in aid of the Armed Forces Fund was held in London on Friday, 28th November at a stunning venue on The Embankment.

Sixth Form artists inspired by London exhibitions

On Tuesday, 2nd December the Sixth Form artists visited the Courtauld Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts in London to see a number of exceptional exhibitions including Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude, Anselm Kiefer and the Giovanni Battista Moroni, which have been considered highly regarded exhibitions this year.

The Rt Hon Lord Butler gives a fascinating talk on Spying

On Tuesday 2nd December, the Autumn Term Lecture Programme was brought to a memorable close by The Rt Hon Lord Butler, who gave an illuminating talk on the usually murky subject of Spying.

Girls enjoy Careers Talk on Journalism

On Friday, 28th November we welcomed back to school Old Girl Camilla Byk (née Forestier-Walker) who gave an inspirational talk to our pupils on Journalism.

Girls attend thought-provoking Philosophy and Ethics Sixth Form Conference

On Friday, 28th November the Religious Studies & Critical Thinking Department took 10 A Level students to a Philosophy and Ethics Sixth Form Conference held in Oxford, hosted by Keith Ward, a world-renowned Philosopher and Theologian, and Julie Arliss, a vastly experienced RS teacher and writer.

Fourth Form get into the festive spirit at Cologne Christmas Markets

The Fourth Form thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cologne, where they visited the cathedral, several Christmas markets and, a favourite with the girls, the Lindt Chocolate Factory! 

Girls enjoy beautiful Confirmation Service with Bishop of Ramsbury

Saturday, 29th November was a wonderful, bright day - the perfect backdrop for the school Confirmation Service.


South West Regional Trials Lax Success!

Following the U19 County Lacrosse Tournament, five St Mary's 1st Team players were selected for the U19 South West Regional Trials which were held on Sunday, 23rd November on our new astroturf.

Girls enjoy German Taster Day at Oxford University

On Wednesday 26th November, four Fifth Form students were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit St John's College in Oxford.

Visiting Lecturer gives Careers Talk on Chemical Engineering

On Wednesday 26th November, Dr Neil Rees BA (Hons), DPhil, MRSC, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, gave a Careers Talk to the UVI Form girls who are considering studying Chemical Engineering at university.

UVI Form rider wins award at the Event Riders Ball

Last Friday evening around 300 event riders gathered for their end of year ball, at the BE and Event Riders' Association/Shearwater Insurance Awards and UVI Form girl, Franziska Goess-Saurau, was honoured to receive the award for Best Use of Social Media.