Caitlin McShane from class 9D at Southend High School for Girls took part in an empowering conference organised by Rocking Ur Teens, aimed at boosting confidence amongst young people. Here's how Caitlin found the experience…

On Tuesday 12 March, following International Women’s Day celebrations, twelve Year 9 pupils attended the Rocking Ur Teens girls’ conference, which took place at the NatWest offices, Bishopsgate. Rocking Ur Teens is a social enterprise whose goal is to give young people the skills, confidence and ideas needed for their futures.

Friday 26 August 2016

Year 11 students at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester, have achieved a stunning set of GCSE results. More than a fifth of the year group achieved seven or more A*/A grades, and there was an overall pass rate of 92%. Performance at GCSE has been consistently high at St Mary’s for the past five years, despite the fact that the school is non-selective on entry.


On her 90th birthday, Her Majesty The Queen (a cardboard cut-out at least) gave the royal seal approval at the gala opening of a new courtyard at St Mary’s Lower School, Copford, Colchester. 

The whole school and invited guests enjoyed a street party in the new courtyard, which links the main teaching building to the drama studio block at the school, for girls aged four to 11 and boys aged three to four.



Harriet and Hannah have been named as the next Senior School Head Girls at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester. They take over duties from current Head Girls Megan  and Emma and will be serving until the start of the Summer Term 2017. Year 10 pupils Harriet and Hannah will begin to shadow Megan and Emma straightaway by taking a lead at the school’s open days.