St Mary's School, Colchester

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St Mary's School
Motto Latin: Scientia et veritas
(Knowledge and truth)
Established 1908
Type Independent day school
Headmistress Mrs H. Vipond
Founder A Woman?
Location 91 Lexden Road
CO3 3RB[1]
United Kingdom
51°53′18″N 0°52′42″E / 51.8884°N 0.8784°E / 51.8884; 0.8784Coordinates: 51°53′18″N 0°52′42″E / 51.8884°N 0.8784°E / 51.8884; 0.8784
Local authority Essex
Students 400~
Gender Girls
Ages 2–16
Houses Abbeygate
Website St Mary's School

St Mary’s School is an independent day school for girls in Colchester, Essex, England. St Mary's is a member of the Girls' Schools Association and the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools.

Motto and Houses[edit]

The school's motto, Scientia et Veritas, translates from Latin as Knowledge and Truth.

St Mary's pupils are allocated to Houses for which they try to gain house points to win various awards and trophies. The Houses are named after some of the historical gates of Colchester:

  • Abbeygate (green)
  • Balkernegate (blue)
  • Headgate (yellow)
  • Scheregate (red)


The School use to be a mixed school containing both boys and girls until it was changed to an independent single sex girls school.


  1. ^ Contact Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.


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