St. Mary's Hall School for Girls. Brighton. Founded by Henry Venn Elliott in 1836 for the Daughters of the Clergy.

Welcome to the St. Mary's Hall Association

St Mary's Hall was one of the country's oldest schools for girls and was founded in 1836 by the Revd. Henry Venn Elliott for the "daughters of poor clergy".

Following St Mary’s Hall merger with Roedean in 2009, the Senior School closed and a number of girls transferred to complete their education at Roedean**. The buildings now house the administration offices of the nearby Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The Junior School transferred to become Roedean’s Junior School until July 2011 when it was sold to Brighton College. It now accommodates the Brighton College Pre-Preparatory Dept.

This left the St Mary’s Hall Association in the position of lacking a physical focal point and at the Annual General Meeting in May 2009 it was decided to move to a virtual focal point – namely this site.

All former students and staff are members of SMHA and provided you have registered with us you will have the password and log on to explore the full site by going to the 'Site Log-in' page.This includes accessing the contact details of all members who have registered with us.

Start your journey through our virtual archives here.

Other visitors please do feel free to look at our Non Member Visitors page.

If you attended St Mary's Hall but do not hear from us regularly please do contact enquiries.


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Members of SMHA who have registered their email addresses with us hear from us quarterly  with updates and information about upcoming events; news of their contemporaries and, of course, details of the lucky winners of the 100 Club!

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