About St Mary’s School, Ascot

Named the 2015 Public School of the Year in the prestigious annual School Awards by Tatler Magazine, this 55-acre site is the perfect location for a stay in the delightful English countryside. The superb facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped theatre, extensive canteen and numerous sports fields.

St Mary’s boasts a mixture of period buildings with modern annexes and renovations, creating the perfect blend of atmosphere and facilities. Students are encouraged not only by the excellent opportunities available to them, but also by the educational history of such a prestigious location.

Students can make full use of the facilities in supervised sessions, and find themselves truly immersed in the multi-cultural student body on campus, free from the external distractions of a city location, with the added benefit of the safety of such a location.

Accommodation details

Students are accommodated in the school’s own rooms and dormitories.

Safety and security on campus

On the school site, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Programme Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who are trained in the provision of educational and extra-curricular enrichment programmes.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise any questions or concerns.

The campus has members of residential staff who live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Airport transfers

Oxford Royale Academy will be able to offer an airport minibus transfer service for students who will be staying at St Mary’s School. The service includes supervised meeting points at Heathrow airport, an off-airport ORA lounge for waiting, and regular accompanied minibus transfers from the waiting lounge to Ascot.

Please note that the coach transfer is only available between particular times, and only on scheduled arrival days and departure days.  Students enrolled on the programme can book an Airport Transfer via their ORA Portal.