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The Marist Schools

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Type  Independent day school
Chair of Governors  Mrs Margaret Cairns
Phone  +44 1344 624291
Former pupils  Maristines
Founder  Marist Sisters
Religion  Roman Catholic
Founders  Marist Sisters
Senior Sch Headteacher  Mr Karl McCloskey
Number of students  920
Established  1870 1947 (present school)
Location  Kings Road Ascot Berkshire SL5 7PS England
Address  Kings Rd, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 7PS, UK
Motto  Sub Mariae Nomine; (In Mary's name)
Similar  Heathfield School, LVS Ascot, Charters School, Hurst Lodge School, The Marist Roman Catholic

The Marist Schools are independent Catholic day schools for girls aged 2½–18 in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire, England.


They are Catholic schools but welcome all Christians and other faiths who are in sympathy with the schools' ethos. Once girls reach 11 they often join the Senior School until age 18 years. In the Preparatory School there are two stages: Infant and Junior.


The school as it is today was founded as a result of the London bombings during World War II. The Marist Sisters had founded a convent and boarding school in Richmond, London (then in the county of Surrey) in 1870. During the air raids of 1940, although there were no casualties, the convent did suffer irreparable damage, forcing the sisters to seek another place. They temporarily relocated to East Sheen before purchasing Frognal Estate in 1947 where the school has been located ever since. The school continued to expand with a new building for the prep department opened in 1970. Boarding was eventually abolished. The school is predominantly run by lay staff but the sisters have a representative in the Board of Governors.


The schools are situated within 55-acre (220,000 m2) of woodland in the village of Sunninghill, Berkshire. The site includes the senior school, the preparatory school, a science block, drama studio, an indoor swimming pool, a music block, large playing fields, netball courts, an astro turf pitch and a sports hall including gymnasium and courts.

Preparatory School

Girls enter the Early Years Department from age 2 1/2 and the Preparatory School from age 4 to 11 years. The prep school compound is known as "The Rosary". Many girls continue their education at the senior school.


The Marist Schools Wikipedia

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