Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to St Edward’s Prep School. We are a friendly and welcoming prep school, focused entirely on helping pupils to be the very best they can be. It is an exciting and inspiring place to grow up, each day bringing fresh inquiry, challenges and fun.

This is a particularly exciting time for us. In September 2020, we welcomed girls into our Little Griffins Nursery, and in September 2021, girls will join our Reception class for the first time in the school’s history. You can find out more about what drove the decision to become a co-ed school here. In a nutshell, our ethos of supporting and challenging each child individually, and helping them understand their place in the world, means a St Edward’s education should be serving both boys and girls.

Strength in English and Maths is the base upon which everything else is built, and these core academic subjects are delivered by specialist teachers and approached with imagination and creativity. Our excellent STEAM curriculum is delivered in fully equipped Science and Computer Science laboratories, where we encourage curiosity and develop problem-solving strategies. Sport plays a key role in developing leadership and teamwork skills, while a thriving music and drama department helps pupils have the confidence to shine. Our curriculum is full and well-rounded.

Our excellent staff help pupils enjoy the process of learning and encourage them to push themselves to new challenges, and to behave with respect and courtesy. As a result, our pupils go on to achieve amazing things academically, on the sports field and in the creative arts. They leave us happy, confident and well prepared for the next step in their education.

Wrap-around care, plus plenty of bus routes serving the surrounding area, help to make school life easy for busy working parents, and there are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the school community.

We warmly invite you to come and discover for yourself this happy and inspiring environment in which pupils achieve amazing things, and look forward to welcoming you to St Edward’s Prep.

Jonathan Parsons

"The moment I stepped through the front door, I felt the school's family atmosphere and knew my son would be well cared for and would enjoy his first step into formal education." Year 6 parent