St Mary’s Preparatory School

St. Mary’s Preparatory School is a vibrant, co-ed prep school, offering an outstanding academic education in a uniquely nurturing environment.

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    St Mary’s Preparatory School

    At St. Mary’s, our ethos is very simple, to instil a love of learning for life in all our pupils. Our small class sizes ensure that children benefit from an individualised approach to their learning, supported by our outstanding teaching staff who approach every lesson with enthusiasm.  Proud of our reputation for delivering academic excellence, the attainment of St. Mary’s pupils is above national age-related expectations in all subjects, and our more able pupils are challenged and stretched with a range of classroom work and additional activities. Parents comment on the wonderful feeling of community and family at St. Mary’s, and our children thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 63 Boys / / 67 Girls

    Day pupils: 130

    Age Range: 3-11 Years

    Founded: 1926

    Location Description

    St Mary’s Preparatory School is situated in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, in a beautiful Victorian townhouse.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Rob Harmer

    Contact for enquiries:Catherine Yoxall

    11-13 St Andrew's Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1HS

    Tel: 01491 573118



    Fully equipped science lab, light and airy art studio, music room, access to wide variety of sports facilities through our network of local partners including swimming, cricket, football, hockey and rugby.


    Academic, Art, Music and Sport

    We use our scholarships to recognise excellence.  You will need to apply to the Headmaster for your child to be considered.

    Scholarships are reviewed annually to ensure each child is meeting the conditions attached to their scholarship.

    If you would like to apply for a scholarship for your child, please contact us directly to discuss in further detail:

    Scholarships are awarded annually, for the following academic year.  To apply for a scholarship for the academic year 2024-25, please submit your application by 29th March 2024.




    Nursery(full time):  £4,160 per term

    Reception:  £4,670 per term

    Year 1 and Year 2:  £5,075 per term

    Year 3 – Year 6:  £5,450 per term

    Sibling discount: 5%


    ISC, ISA, nace

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    The best way to experience the unique atmosphere at St Mary’s, is to come and visit us. Just as we tailor our teaching to suit each child, we do the same for parents and children visiting us.

    We would be delighted to arrange a personal tour with us, at a time that suits you, giving you a chance to experience a typical school day. We will show you around all of our specialist onsite facilities, introduce you to some of our wonderful teachers and answer any questions you may have about our curriculum, teaching or life at St. Mary’s.

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