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St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Entrance Exam Information


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St Mary’s School Ascot is an independent day and boarding school for girls in Ascot, Berkshire. A high-achieving facility, it has educated many members of the aristocracy, as well as esteemed professionals from different fields of work. [1]


The thriving academic life at St Mary’s is underpinned by a varied curriculum, comprising a number of relevant disciplines, such as languages, humanities, mathematics and science. Performing at the highest standard, girls stretch their abilities well beyond the confines of traditional learning, frequently engaging in discussions, readings and independent research.


The wealth of co-curricular activities enhances the educational journey, allowing students to choose from a broad selection of pursuits for the benefit of their rounded development. Sporting opportunities include cricket, fencing, tennis and polo, while the list of artistic and other pursuits features orchestra, Theatre Tech Club, debating and MUN, among others. [2]


Supporting pupils academically, emotionally and spiritually, St Mary’s offers exemplary education that instills in girls a love of learning and a sense of purpose. As a result, they approach the challenges of adulthood with an open mind and good intentions, finding true happiness in performing beyond expectations. 


St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Exam Information


Address: St Mary’s Road, Ascot SL5 9JF

County: Berkshire

Admissions info: or 01344 296614

School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls

13+ Open day: In the Spring and Autumn terms

13+ Exam date: February of Year 8

13+ Exam board: School’s own


Open Events for St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Entry


Attending Open Mornings is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the school’s offering. The events commence with refreshments and an address from the Head, followed by a Q&A session and guided tour of facilities. As part of the event’s programme, there will be a buffet lunch, during which you can ask staff questions of interest to your daughter. 


St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Admissions


Early registration for places, at least two years prior to entry, is highly recommended by the school. Please note that the registration fee of £300 is non-refundable. 


The 13+ entrance examinations take place in February of the calendar year of entry. Results are made known within three weeks, and, if a place is offered, you will be asked to accept it with a payment of a £2,000 acceptance fee. 


St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Scholarships and Bursaries


St Mary’s offers three 13+ Academic Scholarships, valued at 5% of fees. All-Rounder awards are also available, recognising academic potential as well as strong abilities outside of the classroom (in the areas of art, music, drama or sport).


Art Scholarships are worth 5% of fees and they are awarded on the basis of portfolio, an art assessment and interview. Music Scholarships are offered on the grounds of audition and interview.


One Sports Scholarship is available to a girl that performs exceptionally well in at least two of the following disciplines: netball, tennis, athletics, hockey and swimming. The evaluation process will include a practical assessment and an interview. Please click here to learn more about scholarships. 


Students from low-income families can also benefit from St Mary’s extensive bursary scheme. Bursaries are allocated following a thorough evaluation of parental finances, such as gross income, assets, family size, etc. The deadline for applications is in October of the year preceding entry. 


St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Exam Format


The St Mary’s School Ascot 13+ entrance examination consists of the following assessments:


  • English 
  • Mathematics
  • Science 
  • Religious Studies
  • Geography or History 
  • MFL
  • Latin 


The English paper examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.


The maths exam assesses your daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.


The Science paper examines her skills in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Mary’s School Ascot 13+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Exam


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 13+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 13+ exam preparation which can help you identify the weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 


Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. 


The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.


Whilst age-appropriate, our practice tests are challenging, and are successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year. Practical and convenient, they are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the St Mary’s School Ascot 13 plus entrance examination can be found below.


St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus (13+) Exam Practice Papers


Recommendations for each section of the St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus exam can be found below:




We highly recommend the following packs to successfully prepare your daughter for the St Mary’s School Ascot 13+ English paper:


13+ English Pack 1 


13+ English Pack 2 


13+ English: Rewrite & Improve




We highly recommend the use of the following papers to help develop your daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Mary’s School Ascot 13 Plus maths test:


13+ Mathematics Pack 1




We highly recommend the following papers to help prepare your daughter for the St Mary’s School Ascot 13+ Science exam:


13+ Physics Pack 1


13+ Chemistry Pack 1


13+ Biology Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in St Mary’s School Ascot 13+ past papers. The information provided about St Mary’s School Ascot was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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