The Marist School is an independent Catholic day school for girls aged 2½–18 in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire, England.The Marist School is a Catholic school but welcomes all Christians and other faiths who are in sympathy with the schools' ethos. Once girls reach 11 they often join Senior until age 18 years. In Preparatory, there are two stages: Infant and Junior.HistoryThe school, as it is today, was founded as a result of the London bombings during World War II. The Marist Sisters had founded a convent and boarding school in Richmond, London (then in the county of Surrey) in 1870. During the air raids of 1940, although there were no casualties, the convent did suffer irreparable damage, forcing the sisters to seek another place. They temporarily relocated to East Sheen before purchasing Frognal Estate in 1947 where the school has been located ever since. The school continued to expand with a new building for the Prep department opened in 1970. Boarding was eventually abolished. The school is predominantly run by lay staff but the sisters have a representative in the Board of Governors.CampusThe school is situated within 55acres of woodland in the village of Sunninghill, Berkshire. The site includes the senior school, the preparatory school, a science block, drama studio, an indoor swimming pool, a music block, large playing fields, netball courts, an AstroTurf pitch and a multi-purpose Sports Hall, officially opened in March 2017 by HRH The Duke of York.