The Maristines

The Maristines

Official Alumnae page for events and news from The Marist School, Sunninghill. Welcome to The Maristine page.

All former pupils who leave The Marist School, Sunninghill, automatically become Maristines and we would like you to stay in touch with us. We firmly believe that 'Once a Marist Girl, aways a Marist Girl.'

Our Alumnae are affectionately called Maristines rather than 'old girls' to preserve the name used in the Marist School in Paignton, Devon.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Marist School's post 19/01/2022

Wonderful to share our recent "Excellent in all areas" ISI Inspection grading with our Maristines.

Living life in all its fullness


We would like to invite our Maristines to visit us on one of our Open Events in 2022. We will be running something for all age groups.

Try out our weekly term time Forest School sessions for pre-school aged children and their parents/carers. Or join us for an exciting Activity morning with your nursery aged child.

We will also be holding Open Mornings in both our Prep and Senior Phases, so please book via our website.

Photos from The Maristines's post 06/10/2021

Calling all Maristines - Can you spare 5 minutes to share your memories of The Marist?

As we return to in-person open events at school, we would love to share your memories as a Marist girl as we look to inspire the next generation of Marist pupils, both current and future.
Please leave your messages below or alternatively, please contact us via [email protected]


One of our Maristines, Carroll, has shared a wonderful image of a school trip from 1956 to the Houses of Parliament.
Can you spot any familiar faces?

The Marist School, Sunninghill 18/03/2021

"An academically strong day school for girls with co-ed nursery, The Marist School, Ascot balances intellectual firepower with kindness and community."

Thank you to Rachel from Muddy Stilettos for visiting us recently and meeting our Principal, Jo Smith. We hope you enjoy reading our review below.

The Marist School, Sunninghill An academically strong day school for girls with co-ed nursery, The Marist School, Ascot balances intellectual firepower with kindness and community.


As part of their tutor time this week, our Marist Year 10 and Year 11 students had the exciting opportunity to listen to a talk from one of our recent Maristines & former Head Girl, Claudia Stuckes.

Read more:

Handmade masks with a hint of magic 🤍 by MahaloMagic 19/01/2021

Great to share a business venture set up by one of our students Grace & her sister Jessica (ex Marist student).

They are selling handmade facemasks, in a variety of different designs & hot off the press, they will be adding scrunchies to their shop!

Visit their shop:

Handmade masks with a hint of magic 🤍 by MahaloMagic You searched for: MahaloMagic! Discover the unique items that MahaloMagic creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting MahaloMagic, you’re supporting a small business, and, in tur...

Photos from The Maristines's post 15/01/2021

Some more fantastic memories shared by one of our Maristines, Suki.


Thank you to one of our Maristines, Suki, for sharing a lovely photo of her Marist Sixth Form Ball, back in 2001! Can you spot any familiar faces?

If you would like to share any photos or memories, please email [email protected]


How lovely to receive this message of thanks via
TAP - Thank and Praise

It has been heart warming to see our Marist community support each other through such an unprecedented year.

Photos from The Maristines's post 05/10/2020

On World Teachers Day, we would like to say a big thank you to all our teachers for the amazing work that they do every day. You are all superstars!

Why not take a trip down memory lane by sharing your favourite teachers and the reasons why.


Please find below for a message from our Head of Sixth Form, Miss Nicole Fenning:

"This year, we are keen to develop links with industry to enrich and broaden the learning experience of our Sixth Form students. I would like to create a professional network that can be used to inspire our girls. Professionals would be invited to speak to students and share their insight into their particular field. We are not looking for specific industries - anybody who has something to offer in terms of insight into a particular career or life experience would be really helpful. Thank you."

If you would like to help and you are happy to be contacted, please email [email protected]


Hi Maristines, can you help with this request below?
"Hi, can you help? I’m trying to help my mum find a long lost friend who went to your school back in around 1981. The friends name was Patricia Ann Thompson & had a sister called Alexandra too." If so, please send us a message and we will try to connect you :-)


We have received the news that Peggy Batchelor (or Batchelor-Clegg) sadly died on 18th July aged 103 very peacefully. She was a former teacher at The Marist and we know number of pupils and staff contacted her on her 100th birthday. Her funeral is in Leicester on August 5 but as only 20 are allowed, please email [email protected] if you would like to attend and your details will be passed on.


As we come to the end of another academic year at The Marist, we would like to share with you our end of year newsletter showcasing highlights from our school community.

It has certainly been an exceptional year and it has been wonderful to look back on all the achievements of our pupils, the numerous trips and activities that they have participated in, and to hear their experiences of life and learning during lockdown.

Click here to view the newsletter:

Alumni | The Marist School 01/07/2020

Thank you to all our Alumni who recently completed our survey - we appreciate your feedback and are taking steps to strengthen our Alumni network over the coming weeks and months.

To keep up to date with all our latest news and events, don't forget to sign up to our Alumni Network:

Alumni | The Marist School The Marist School are proud to have a fantastic network of former pupils who we call Maristines and former staff members, affectionately known as Smarties


The Marist School Nursery for boys and girls from 2.5 - 5 years old. With a strong focus on outdoor learning in our 55 acres of enclosed and private woodland, swimming lessons, movement and dance and forest school are all included in the weekly fees. Take a futher look at what our parents think here


Maristine Marianne Power has written many articles for Red Online, this one in particular is a subject which many may identify with. Marianne kindly came to the school last to present at 'An evening with....' Enjoy the read!


We are delighted to announce we will be welcoming boys aged 3-5 back into nursery from September 2020! Do any of you remember boys being at the school when you were there?



We’d love to hear from you

During these unprecedented times, it is important to us here at The Marist School to keep in touch with our community, particularly our Alumnae.

We are inviting all members of our Alumnae network to participate in a new short Alumnae Support Survey via email. We would like to hear from as many of you as possible so if you would like to complete the survey and share your views, please email [email protected] for more information.

Nicola’s Help Fund! organized by Katie O’Neill 02/03/2020

Please find below for a message from one of our Maristines, Katie O’Neill (1982-1994):

“I am raising money on behalf of Nicola Loughrey, who joined The Marist at 4 and left after her A Levels in 1996. Her older sister, Michelle, also attended The Marist from the age of 4-18.

Nicola was recently diagnosed with advanced stage 4 cancer, just 3 months after the birth of her first child, a little boy called William. The cancer has spread and Nicola is currently undergoing aggressive treatment. She is in a very difficult position, particularly with a young child, and her oldest school friends are raising money to help fund childcare and other support at home to make life a little easier at this very difficult time.

We have set up a Go Fund Me page:
All donations will be gratefully received and make a huge difference. On behalf of Nicola, Lee and little William, thank you.”

Nicola’s Help Fund! organized by Katie O’Neill We are raising money to get more help at home for Nicola, Lee and baby William.Nicola was diag… Katie O’Neill needs your support for Nicola’s Help Fund!

Photos from The Maristines's post 09/01/2020

Year 9 Careers Speed Dating - Can You Help?

On Friday 31 January, 2pm-4pm, we will be holding our annual Year 9 Careers Speed Dating event at school.

We are looking for people who are either qualified professionals, run their own business, or have specific training and work in an area of interest to help support Marist girls with career advice and GCSE option choices. The event would involve giving a short 'snapshot' introduction of yourself and your job, followed by a Speed Dating Style question time at your desks as the girls rotate around the room.

If you are able to volunteer your time or would like more information, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Photos from The Maristines's post 21/10/2019

As part of our careers provision at The Marist, we host a bi-annual Careers Fair for students in Years 9-13.

Our next Careers Fair will take place on Thursday 27 February 2020, from 6pm-8pm, and we would love to hear from you. We are uniquely fortunate to have, within our Maristines network, a broad array of careers and professions which may be of great interest to our pupils.

If you think that your company/organisation may wish to attend and run a stand, please email Mrs Rebecca May, Careers Co-ordinator via email, [email protected]


We are sad to announce the passing of Sheila Kearvell.

A past pupil of The Marist School, Sheila Kearvell was one of the first pupils on the Sunninghill campus in 1947 as well as a long serving and devoted Governor and a passionate and talented music teacher. Sheila Kearvell will be remembered with great fondness by The Marist School Principal, Mr McCloskey, and the Marist community.


Special Mass Invitation - Don't forget to confirm your attendance!

You are warmly invited to join The Marist School community in a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas Burns (Bishop Tom). The Mass will take place on Tuesday 2nd July at 11am in the Sports Hall.

We are giving thanks for Karl McCloskey and his many years of service to Marist education. Maristines and Smarties are also invited to join pupils for a BBQ in the Convent gardens at 12.00pm.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] by Thursday 27th June.

Photos from The Maristines's post 13/06/2019

Always lovely to hear from one of our Maristines, Marisa Blagden (nee Woelk), who is publishing her first two novels this year. Marisa attended The Marist from 1982-1992.

Marisa’s novels are entitled ‘The Shadow Keepers’ - a young adult horror with mental health elements (released 30th July) and ‘The Unadjusteds’ - a young adult sci-fi for fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ (released 1st November).

To find out more and for giveaway prizes and competitions, you can follow Marisa on Twitter

If you have any news you would like to share, please do get in contact via [email protected]

2019 Auction For The Marist School Hosted By The Marist Friends 12/06/2019

As part of our Marist Friends Summer Party on Saturday 29th June, we have launched an online auction featuring some fabulous prizes for all the family.

All money raised will go towards funding the new music recording studio so why not take a look and share with your family and friends!

2019 Auction For The Marist School Hosted By The Marist Friends On behalf of The Marist School in Sunninghill, The Marist Friends have set up their first ever online fundraising a...(read more)

Photos from The Maristines's post 11/06/2019

Drum roll please - our new website is now live!! Discover the benefits of a Marist values-based education & how we place our girls at the heart of the school:

Thank you to our creative agency Interactive Schools


Marist Friends Summer Party
Saturday 29th June, 7pm - 1am

Don’t forget to book your tickets before the end of Friday 31st May to take advantage of our early bird offer of £40 per person! After this, tickets will cost £50.

To book tickets:

Ticket price includes; Glass of Champagne on arrival, selection of canapés, main meal served from the Flying Ducks Vintage Caravan, dessert from our Dessert Table and dancing until late with Firebird Disco. We hope you can join us.

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