St Mary's is the girls' boarding house at Worth. It boasts a large and dedicated pastoral team which includes two Housemistresses in Miss Charlotte Rule (Sixth Form) and Mrs Alexandra Burnham (Middles). They are supported by Miss Ellie Ross (Middles Deputy Housemistress), Mrs Nikki Webb (Middles boarding tutor), Mrs Dawn Clubb (Sixth Form Deputy Housemistress) and Miss Tola Olawuyi (Sixth Form boarding tutor). The House also has two matrons, Mrs Nikki Webb and Mrs Jayne Summerfield (pictured below).
St Mary's has a strong, friendly, family atmosphere in which each girl has the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging and identity through community, worship, hospitality and service founded in the Benedictine tradition. Every girl has a part to play: whether collecting bread or doing the washing up, every individual is a valued part of a larger community, with a caring and supportive atmosphere across all year groups.
Through early leadership opportunities, many of our girls go on to take up prefect positions in their final year. Our girls excel both on the sports field and in the classroom, and aim to give their best in everything, ready for the exciting challenges they will encounter in their future lives.
In September 2018, St Mary’s moved into new accommodation offering excellent facilities for the girls with every room having its own en suite bathroom. St Mary’s Sixth girls would normally have single rooms, although some Year 12 girls may also share a double, all with en suite bathrooms. There is a modern and bright study area downstairs and a wonderfully spacious common room for the girls to socialise in.