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At St Edward's School our commitment to small class sizes enables our excellent teaching staff to concentrate on teaching and inspiring every child to succeed. Each pupil can fulfil their potential as teachers focus on the individual. Our excellent pastoral support allows children to grow in confidence and independence. Educating boys and girls together develops their social skills and equips them for the demands of the real world. Our inclusive ethos and breadth of opportunities encourages every single child to thrive and discover just how amazing they can be. As a day school, all children go home every evening so parents are an essential part of their educational journey. Pupil's are well-grounded, caring, responsible and articulate.

Scholarships are available for pupils entering Year 7, 10 and Lower Sixth. We also offer a Full Academic Bursary-Scholarship for pupils entering in to Year 7.
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What the parents say...

Really pleased with St Edward's. My son is in year 11 and has made excellent progress, much more confident. Really supportive staff and nice, polite kids. Would recommend.

Commented on 3rd Feb 2017

St Edward's is a little gem of a school. My son had attended two other schools in the area, but this is where he has really flourished. The academic rigour is always there, but the pastoral care is very strong too. I think it's a very welcoming school for new students - my son felt at home and happy there almost immediately. I wish we'd sent him there sooner.

Commented on 7th Sep 2016

My son has really flown along at St Edward's School. He joined from a state secondary school in Year 12, and has loved every second. He made friends very quickly, settled in well and was extremely involved in school life from the start. In only on year he went on two trips abroad, played a major role in the school play, joined three choirs, sang in the Albert Hall, was made a House Captain and rounded the year with an outstanding set of AS grades. How great it was to hear him in August saying how much he was looking forward to going back to school - and how unusual for a teenager! I would like to thank St Edward's School for all their hard work and, naturally, I highly recommend this school to other parents.

Commented on 7th Sep 2016

As a parent of two boys (Years 8 and 10) I would thoroughly recommend this school. The pastoral and teaching staff cannot do enough to accommodate each child's individual needs. My eldest son is a shy striver who struggled in a big local comprehensive and was relegated to a bottom set, hence the change of schools. Within a term at St Ed's the SENCO had identified that he is perfectly able but has problems with speed of processing. Now that he has extra time his progress and confidence in himself has soared, at no time has he ever been made to feel a failure at St Ed's., unlike in his last school. In his weakest area of Maths his teachers have worked with great patience and kindness enabling him to achieve a Grade C at GCSE a year early! This is a huge achievement for our son as we never thought he would pass, the flexibility of being able to focus mainly on his maths this year has paid dividends. In contrast our younger son is very able but quite minimalist, he is however left in no doubt by his teachers that the school expects excellence from him and it is very much nose to the grindstone. Any minor discipline issues, lapses with homework are acted upon immediately much to his chagrin. There is a lovely family atmosphere throughout . All the children are known to and nurtured by the staff. There is an array of extra curricular activities and many wonderful trip opportunities. Cannot speak highly enough of this school.

Commented on 1st Sep 2016

As parents we are delighted. It recently achieved excellent in all categories in its ISI inspection and it is easy to see why. All our children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school and have achieved well beyond our expectations. The teaching is first-rate and there are also so many opportunities for children to excel in a range of activities outside the curriculum and you can see their confidence grow as a result. We'd certainly recommend it to anyone as it caters superbly for all abilities. Quite simply, a fabulous school!

Commented on 16th Aug 2016

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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