Company Shout raises the roof!

Company ShoutThe five Companies once again battled for victory at the annual Company Music Festival on Friday 9th October. An afternoon of varied and impressive solo performances by singers, piano, brass, woodwind and string players was followed by instrumental and vocal ensemble categories, with the Company Shout, which involved every girl in the school, providing the jewel in the crown.

Raising funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Mufti School HouseToday (8th October) Poore Company held a whole school Mufti day in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance . The girls in School House really got into the spirit of the day!


Fascinating Lecture by Historian and Broadcaster Dan Snow

Dan Snow LectureOn Tuesday 6th October, the popular historian and broadcaster Dan Snow gave a lecture to girls in the Sixth Form, their parents and members of the wider public on history’s importance today using historical events from the Napoleonic Wars to the Falkland’s War in order to highlight the relevance of past events, today.

Girls explore a modern take on Aristophanes' 'Lysistrata'

Classics WorkshopOn 1st October St Mary’s hosted a workshop led by 'Theatrical Niche'. GCSE and A Level students from Dauntsey’s School and St Mary’s studying Aristophanes explored the question of how to make an ancient play such as the Lysistrata accessible and relevant to the modern stage.

Horrific Osmund Company Supper!

Osmund Company SupperOn Wednesday, 30th September all of Osmund Company gathered together for our supper. The theme was 'Horror' and it was wonderful to see the variety of outfits.

Sixth Form Fair inspires girls

Sixth Form On Saturday 26th September, we hosted our Sixth Form Fair. The UV Form, prospective Sixth Form students from across the UK and their parents were welcomed by the UVI Form. The aim of the event is twofold; to share the spirit of the St Mary's Sixth Form and to begin to think about Sixth Form subject choices.

Careers Networking Evening a huge success

Careers Networking EventFollowing the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year saw a slightly tweaked format which placed a much firmer emphasis on UV Form girls and those in LVI Form who had a specific interest in the career areas represented. This led to a very focused evening on 25th September during which the girls got the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from seventeen business areas and careers.

Ariana enjoys USA Exchange in Atlanta

Lovett ExchangeIn August, Ariana (UV Form) travelled to Atlanta, Georgia to experience life and culture in an American family.

Girls attend talk by author Patrick Ness

Bath Childrens Literature FestivalOn the evening of Saturday, 26th September, Dr James and Mrs Taylor-Smith accompanied some of the UIV Reading Group to The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival to hear author Patrick Ness speak.

Head Girl's Team enjoy inspirational leadership talk

Contender Charlie TalkOn Thursday 17th September, the Head Girl's Team were very fortunate to have a session with Ben Walden, Director of Contender Charlie, who has travelled all around the world working with both politicians and business leaders and school children, with the aim of teaching people about inspirational leadership.

UVI Linguists visit University of Bristol

Bristol MFLOn Monday 21st September, the UVI linguists and some staff form the MFL Department went to Marlborough College to take part in an event run by Bristol University's MFL Department.  The Department had sent ten Professors and Lecturers to run Masterclasses in a variety of languages, and the pupils were able to choose a cultural lecture, a language class and also try a new language in the ab initio taster sessions.

First prize for Lila!

Lila BremnerOn Sunday 13th September, Lila (MIV Form) competed with her horse Uncle P in the 90cm Finals at the Wickstead Derby Arena Eventing Championships.