St Edward’s Prep School and Nursery is a friendly, welcoming school with a passion for discovery. Based in Reading in Berkshire, 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 understand the importance of enjoyment in education and are committed to giving all children their moment to shine.

Open Days at St Edward’s Prep School and Nursery are a chance for you and your child to experience what our school is all about. With plenty of activities to get involved in, they are a perfect opportunity to find out what makes learning at St Edward’s exciting and special and why our children achieve such amazing things throughout their time here, from their very first day in nursery until they successfully transition to the secondary school of their choice.

Our next Open Day will take place on Friday 9 February from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Booking for this event is essential. Click the button below to register your interest and our Registrar will be in touch to confirm your booking.

‘Our Planet’ Open Day: What to Expect

At St Edward’s Prep School & Nursery, we encourage children to use their creativity, ingenuity and love of learning to make a difference to our world and the environment. Our upcoming Open Day will explore how all of our pupils, from our youngest learners all the way up to Year 6, have discovered the importance of our planet through the curriculum and how they can have an impact on its future.

You’ll see lots of exciting activities showcasing how these vital topics are explored across the curriculum, supporting children’s personal development and growing their confidence. From building wildlife hotels and planting wildflowers, to launching sustainable businesses and presenting climate action pledges, all pupils are encouraged to discover their ability to make a positive contribution to the world.

A word from our Head:

I really look forward to meeting you at our Open Day where you’ll be able to tour the school with our friendly staff, talk to teachers and pupils about their work and find out more about our inspiring curriculum and welcoming school community.

This is such an important time in the educational world and I will be sharing a few words on how a St Edward’s education can help your child to be happy and successful in the future. Finally, and very importantly, you will be able to enjoy some delicious treats from our in-school catering team and sample some of the food our children get to enjoy on a daily basis.

– Jonathan Parsons, Headteacher

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

Personal Tours

If you are unable to make our Open Day, we’d love to welcome you on a personal tour of St Edward’s Prep School and Nursery with our Registrar on a day that suits you, to experience what it means to be part of our vibrant community. You will also meet Headteacher, Jonathan Parsons, who will take you through the personal and academic journey your child will experience here.