St Mary's Shaftesbury, Dorset

St Mary’s School is an independent Roman Catholic day and boarding school for girls aged 9-18 located in a rural setting near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

St Mary’s Shaftesbury

Beautiful facilities in the heart of Dorset

With the school set in 55 acres of parkland and approached down a winding, tree-lined drive, there is a sense of leaving the outside world behind as one arrives at an imposing early Victorian mansion. St Mary’s Shaftesbury’s beautiful location is complemented by facilities which can cater for business, social, community and leisure events alike. Despite its rural location, St Mary’s is well serviced by road and rail links to the surrounding major cities.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Large Hall

The Campion Hall is the ideal venue for live music performancesas and the school regularly welcomes visiting musicians to perform in the hall. It can also be used for lectures and corporate events for up to 140 people.

Sports & Fitness

Swimming Pool

St Mary’s Swimming Pool is an immaculate, modern facility nestled in the beautiful 55-acre estate of St Mary’s School. It is 25 by 13 metres in size, allowing for six swimming lanes. There are bright, airy changing facilities with secure storage, and the pool has a comfortable viewing area.

Sports Hall

The fully equipped sports hall caters for w wide variety of indoor sports including football, basketball, netball, badminton, hockey and cricket. It is available for hire for one off bookings or as part of a larger booking of the school's other facilities.

Astro Turf Pitches

The flood lit astroturf can be used for netball, hockey, football and tennis and is available for hire for one off bookings or as part of a larger booking of the school's other facilities.

Celebrations & Events


The beautiful chapel seats a maximum of 400 and is used for Weddings and Baptisms. Additionally, marquees can be set up on the front lawn for refreshments and entertaining following these events.

Large Hall

The main hall has a stage and is used for performances, concerts, fairs, dinners, dance lessons – seating for performances is around 180 depending on layout.

Courses & Corporate

Conference Room

The Blue Common Room can either be used for board meetings, lectures and smaller conferences, as well as for community events. and other corporate and community events. It will seat 60/80 theatre style.

Conference Room

Rookwood Conference Room can either be used for board meetings or will seat 50 for lectures.



Five boarding houses are available at St Mary's during the school holidays. Please make an enquiry for further information on each of the boarding houses and availability.

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