Marymount International School is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Kingston-upon-Thames.
It was founded in 1955 as part of Marymount International London, which is a network of schools directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM). Pupils at Marymount belong to a diverse community of over 40 different nationalities and enjoy exchanges across the Marymount international network, helping them to develop cross-cultural understanding.
The school is the first all-girls school in the UK to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Girls learn in small classes and, alongside their subjects, produce an extended essay, take part in a Theory of Knowledge course and engage in a Creativity, Activity and Science programme to enhance their personal and social development.
In 2021, 100% of Marymount students achieved a 100% pass rate in the IB Diploma (compared with a global pass rate of 79%), with nearly half of the year group scoring 40 points or above. This is higher than four A* grades at A level and is typically only achieved by 5% of students worldwide. As well as Russell Group universities, other higher education destinations in 2021 included top universities in the USA, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Giblin
Address: Marymount International School London, George Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7PE
London Borough: Kingston upon Thames
Admissions contact: Kirsten Crossland – [email protected], 020 8949 0571
Age range and gender: 11–18, girls only
Number of pupils: 258
Number of places in Year 7: undisclosed
Ratio of applicants to places: undisclosed
Open day date: Saturday 24th September 2022 – register online
Overview of selection procedure for Year 7 entry: Assessment day
Registration opens: open throughout the school year – apply here
Registration closes: open throughout the school year
Assessment date for Year 7 entry: rolling dates
Scholarship assessment date: TBC
The 2021-22 tuition fees at Marymount International School were £26,510 in 2021-22. There are additional fees for boarding students, with boarding fees at £16,470 per year for weekly boarders and £18,370 per year for full boarders.
Marymount offers means-tested fee assistance to families whose daughters show potential but who can not otherwise afford to attend. The income threshold for eligibility is not disclosed.
Scholarship information can be obtained directly from the school.
The term dates for Marymount International School in 2022–23 are:
Semester 1: 5th September – 16th December 2022
Half term: 17th – 28th October 2022
Semester 2: 9th January – 31st March 2023
Half term: 13th – 20th February 2023
Semester 3: 17th April – 22nd June 2023
Half term: No half term – one day of school holiday on 30th May 2023
Marymount International School works on a rolling admissions basis, with potential pupils encouraged to contact the admissions team to discuss mid-year admissions. However, September entry for Year 7 (known as Grade 6) tends to follow the same process:
Grade 6 application required (along with the £100 application fee)
Grade 6 assessment day: November
Grade 6 first round of offers sent: Mid-December
Grade 6 scholarship application deadline: February
Grade 6 additional assessment day: February
Grade 6 final offers sent: March
Marymount International School uses a bespoke Assessment Day to determine whether girls are a suitable fit for the school. This is designed to be an enjoyable and enriching experience for applicants and consists of four parts:
Student meet and greet
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