The Marist School, Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PS.  Email or call 01344 624291.  CLICK HERE  for REGISTRATION FORM


The Marist will hold a  Whole School Open Event on Saturday 14th May and have the opportunity to experience life at The Marist School from Nursery up to Sixth Form.







The Marist is an independent Catholic day school for girls ages 2 ½ – 18, situated within 55 acres of woodland on a single campus.

At Senior, dedicated and highly qualified staff foster a respect for learning that enables Marist girls to achieve consistently high academic results in their public examinations, year on year. This culture of success and excellence puts The Marist amongst the highest ranking schools in the country and allows our Sixth Formers to progress on to higher education in Russell Group Universities, Universities abroad and within the UK. The school also enjoys an outstanding reputation for sport, drama, music and the creative arts.

To book a place at our open events, please

Given the current situation we are monitoring what the Government advises and will post here exact times of any tours/open events. 

A Senior Open Evening is held in the Autumn term.  There is a presentation from the Principal along with a tour of the school by our older girls with interactive activities throughout the school.  This gives you and your daughter a chance to see and speak to subject teachers and have a taste of the subjects taught.  This year it will be a virtual tour with live Q&As from the Principal. 

Open Mornings are held in the Spring and Summer term for the both the Prep and Senior Phase. They start with a short presentation from the Principal and are followed with a tour of the school by our current girls. At the end of the tour, the key staff members will be on hand to answer any queries you have be it on the curriculum or bus routes. 

Taster Day is for current Year 5 girls to spend the day in the Senior Phase experiencing school life.  This is hugely popular and has a limited number of places. Priority is given to girls who have registered and paid their registration fee. 

Sixth Form Options Evening takes place in the Autumn term and is open to anyone interested in registering for the Sixth Form.  There is a talk from the Director of Sixth Form and a chance to talk to subject teachers about the AS and A Level syllabus for their subject.

We will happily arrange a tour at a time to suit you if you are unable to attend our next open event.


2022 ISI Inspection


Marist   School, Sunninghill,   has been rated ‘Excellent’ in all areas following a recent Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

Inspectors visited the independent Catholic day school for girls aged 2-18 with a co-ed Nursery between 30 November to 3 December 2021 to conduct a Focused Compliance Inspection combined with an Inspection of Educational Quality. The Educational Quality Inspection focuses on two key outcomes; the achievement of the pupils, including their academic development, and the personal development of the pupils, both of which were awarded the highest possible grading. The School also met all standards in the Compliance Inspection.

The key findings of the report recognises the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent stating that “throughout the school, pupils are successful, independent, and collaborative learners, both inside and outside of the classroom”. Inspectors also highlighted the school’s learning environment saying, “pupils make rapid progress in developing knowledge, skills and understanding as a result of the supportive and collaborative learning environment and the determination of the pupils.”

Focusing on the excellent quality of the pupils’ personal development, Inspectors praised the strong sense of community and identity saying, “pupils demonstrate an outstanding sense of community and identity as a school”. The report continues to say that “from the moment they join the school, pupils make rapid progress in developing their self-confidence, resilience, self-discipline, and other personal skills.”

Mrs Jo Smith, Principal of The Marist School said,
“This is a wonderful report and reflects the strengths of our Marist community. By talking to pupils, staff, parents, and leadership, the Inspectors recognised the excellence in what we do every day in all aspects of life here at The Marist. We will now look forward to building on this outcome so that we can continue to offer first-class education for all pupils of all ages at The Marist.”

To read our full Inspection report, please visit our website:


The Marist School, Sunninghill, is a Catholic independent day school for girls aged 2-18 years with a co-ed Nursery. For more information, please visit

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with independent school regulations. ISI inspections are also carried out under arrangements of the ISC Associations for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of their membership.