Rachael Donaldson

The Governors were delighted to appoint Rachael Donaldson as the Headmistress of St Mary’s in September 1911. She had gained good…

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For many years, there were stone-mullioned window frames set into the walls of Long Passage, and a remaining one can still…

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Florence Dyas

Florence Margarette Dyas arrived as Headmistress of St Mary’s in 1888. She was known for her gentle kindness and was much…

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Origins of St Mary’s
The first School House (centre building)

Origins of St Mary’s

When St Mary’s School opened its door for the first time on a January day in 1873, there were nine girls…

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Meet the Archivist
Mrs Elizabeth Christie - School Archivist

Meet the Archivist

From the time of St Mary’s foundation, items related to the school had been put to one side as mementos. Gathered…

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