Aims and Values

At St Edward’s, we encourage an unremitting focus on learning. There is a tangible ethos, inspiring pupils, staff and parents alike, that anything is possible.


here is a belief within the School that everyone has something to contribute to society; moreover there is a genuine conviction that each pupil can strive for excellence and has the potential to enjoy real academic success at the highest level. The School boasts a staff with real passion for education; indeed they are experts in imparting their knowledge and enthusiasm to pupils, irrespective of background or ability.

St Edward’s is a school which is inspirational for its pupils and looks to nurture each individual as a member of the community. It is a school which offers a rich extra-curricular provision, giving opportunities for every child to find his or her niche, experience success and develop within them the confidence, ambition and social awareness to face a future lifetime of achievement and service.

St Edward’s is a Boarding School and this is at the heart of all we do; we are proud of the warm, happy atmosphere where there is a generosity of spirit and a willingness to be engaged. It is a school with a fully integrated pastoral care programme which ensures that no member of the community is lost in the system, that every pupil is well known and that their social as well as their academic progress is supported.

St Edward’s thus aims to develop pupils that are equipped to face the uncertainties of life as leaders with:

  • Intelligence and curiosity
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Resilience and enthusiastic participation
  • Moral courage and responsibility for our actions
  • A sense of compassion and service
  • An understanding of, and respect for, other people and the human condition.

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