Let Them Shine

Welcome to St Edward’s Prep School & Nursery, Reading

St Edward’s Prep School and Nursery is a friendly, welcoming school with a passion for discovery. Based in Reading, we provide children aged 3 to 11 with an exciting, future-ready curriculum and excellent teachers who give them a lifelong love for learning and challenge them to be the very best they can be. We put enjoyment at the heart of our education and are committed to giving all children their moment to shine.

We would love to welcome you for a visit to find out more about our school, including our new Scholarship Programme for girls and boys in Years 3 and 4.

Why choose St Edward’s Prep School & Nursery

  • Small class sizes – supporting and challenging children to reach their potential
  • Little Griffins Nursery – inspiring confidence, curiosity and a love of learning  
  • Thriving Reception class – a creative approach to starting learning in earnest
  • Wrap-around care from 8am – 6pm – including lots of extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Broad and exciting curriculum – connecting children’s learning to the world around them
  • Inspirational subject-specialist teachers – building in-depth knowledge
  • Digital learning – ensuring children have the skills they need for the future
  • Excellent technology, sports, arts and outdoor learning – amazing opportunities across the curriculum and beyond
  • Supportive exam preparation programme – helping children sit entrance exams with confidence
  • Excellent outcomes – successful entry to both grammar and independent senior schools
  • Friendly bus service – serving the surrounding area

Open Days

Experience St Edward’s Prep School & Nursery in action. Join us for our next Open Day in October for a personal tour to discover our inspiring curriculum and find out more about our Nursery and Prep School community.

You’ll be able to visit classes, talk to teachers and pupils about their work and see what makes learning special at St Edward’s. You will also get to meet our Headteacher, Mr Jonathan Parsons, and enjoy delicious pastries and coffee from our catering team.

If you would like to visit us before then, we would be delighted to welcome you. Book a personal tour via the link below.

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