St. Mary’s Preparatory School


Established over 90 years ago, St Mary's is a fully co-ed preparatory school for children from nursery through to year 6 located in the heart of Henley on Thames. The school offers academic success with a nurturing approach.

The small class sizes, which offer a solid boy-girl ratio, are led by inspirational teachers who engage and inspire young minds.  St. Mary’s approach reaps rewards, with results from academic yearly progress tests consistently exceeding the national average in all core subjects. Outstanding results ensure children are offered places at some of the most prestigious schools in the area, including the offer of scholarships, awards and exhibitions.

Mary'sFrench, music, drama, art and sport is taught by subject specialists at St. Mary’s and as such the passion the teachers have for their subjects is embedded in the pupils from a young age. Drama productions at St. Mary’s are impressive spectacles where children’s creativity is unleashed and confidence is built. On the sports field competitive matches against other independent schools see children’s team work skills develop week by week.

Outdoor learning and residential trips (years 3 – 6) help children develop resilience, courage and respect and an events calendar packed full of exciting opportunities ensures pupils develop a genuine love of learning for life.

At St. Mary’s the formative years of a child’s education are ones of excitement, investigation and discovery. The school offers open days to suit your diary. Contact the school on Mary's01491 573118 or e-mail For further information visit

“Teachers are first class. Pastoral care is second to none.. Never seen such a happy troop of children”. 

 Feedback from a St. Mary’s parent (June 2018)





13 St. Andrew’s Road, Henley On Thames, RG9 1HS
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