St Edward’s Prep School for Boys is a friendly and welcoming prep school, focused entirely on helping boys to be the very best they can be. It is an exciting and inspiring place to grow up, each day bringing fresh interests, challenges and fun, and strong and lasting friendships are formed here.
The excellent staff help the boys enjoy the process of learning and encourage them to push themselves to new challenges, and to behave with respect and kindness. As a result, the pupils at St Edwards Prep go on to achieve amazing things academically, on the sports field and in the creative arts. They leave happy, confident and well prepared for the next step in their education.
St Edward’s Prep Aims & Ethos
At St Edward’s Prep School for Boys, their aims are:
- To challenge the boys to be the best they can be, providing a high-quality, broad-based education in a supportive and caring environment that gives every boy the opportunity to achieve success.
- To prepare boys for entry to the best local grammar and independent senior schools, giving them the tools and skills they need to approach the next stage of their education with confidence and enthusiasm.
- To inspire boys to have a love of learning, an inquisitive mind, the confidence to try new things, the resilience to pick themselves up if they don’t succeed first time and to develop boys who value politeness, good manners and a spirit of tolerance.
At St Edward’s, we are extremely experienced in educating boys.
At St Edward’s they know what makes boys tick and how they learn. They understand their exuberance and energy, and how to channel their enthusiasm! Capturing their imaginations and interest, they are supported and challenged to get stuck in, take risks and fulfil their potential. The curriculum is planned, resources chosen and the staff selected purely with the aim of helping boys develop and thrive.
This focus leads to excellent results at 11+, and pupils routinely win places at the region’s leading grammar, independent and state schools.
An innovative school where creativity enriches a traditional education
Boys do best academically when traditional learning is shot through with lots of hands-on, practical experience. 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. The excellent science, engineering and technology curriculum is delivered in fully equipped Science and Computer Science laboratories, where they 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 boys have the confidence to shine. The curriculum is full and well-rounded, but there is still plenty of time for the boys to let off steam outdoors and enjoy their childhood.