Start their school adventure here!

Finding the right place to start your child’s learning adventure is a big decision. That first year is critical in forming your child’s attitude to school. Capture their imagination, and learning becomes an adventure. At the heart of St Edward’s Prep is an innovative curriculum that inspires children to discover the world around them, encourages curiosity and prepares them with the skills and confidence they need to be happy and excel in our rapidly changing world.

“Pupils from the very youngest ages demonstrate an excitement to learn, curiosity and excellent attitudes towards their learning.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2023

About St Edward’s Prep

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.

The things that make us different

  • 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
  • Independent learners with a passion for discovery
  • Confident communicators who enjoy their learning
  • Equipped with vital skills beyond the curriculum
  • Ready for the future through innovative teaching
  • Successful in their senior school journey and beyond

Join our next Open Day

Experience St Edward’s Prep School & Nursery in action. Join us for our next Open Day in May 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, Jonathan Parsons, and enjoy some delicious treats from our catering team.

If you would like to visit us before our Open Day for a personal tour, please contact our Registrar, Kate McKenna on so that we can arrange a time that works for you.

"Pupils are confident, self-assured and well-prepared for the next stage of their education." Independent Schools Inspectorate