St Edward’s: a refreshingly different kind of school


he deliberate emphasis on a broad range of academic abilities on entry means that the community fizzes with diverse interests and enthusiasms. At the upper end, 90% of our top pupils gain the highest grades in their Sixth Form exams and take up places at the world’s best universities – a record which exceeds the outcomes of many highly selective schools.

An overview:

  • Co-educational, boarding and day. For information on boarding, please click here, and for day pupils, please click here
  • For children aged 13 — 18
  • Around 85% of pupils board
  • Pupils join us from some 60 different Prep Schools and many have never boarded before
  • The school community is 60% boys and 40% girls
  • Overseas pupils from over 40 countries make up 15% of the school population
  • Boarding and day pupils live in one of 12 Houses, five for girls and seven for boys. Each House contains around 60 pupils from all year groups
  • A leading co-educational boarding and day school situated in Oxford, St Edward’s offers excellent transport connections to London and beyond: Heathrow and Birmingham airports are an hour away, and central London an hour and a half
  • A new weekly coach service is running between London (South Kensington) and Oxford, via Beaconsfield, on Sunday evenings.

What people think:

  • ‘A busy school with a rosy outlook, ideal for a range of academic abilities – the late bloomer, the all-rounder and the high-flyer who doesn’t wish to be a mere pebble, fighting for survival, in the tidal wave of Oxford’s academic powerhouses’ The Good Schools Guide
  • ‘The really good thing about boarding is that you’ll always have someone to talk to and you will also mix a lot with the older years as they supervise prep and put you to bed. This is really nice as it means there is no hierarchy, and House is somewhere you can relax.’ Phoebe Cain, Upper Sixth
  • ‘We chose Teddies because it is co-educational and has a wonderful reputation for happiness.’ Current parents
  • I love the whole co-ed idea. It’s good because you get to know girls which is very jolly as they are very nice. Imagine if you went to a single sex school until you were 18 and then went to work with girls — you would get seriously distracted.’ Billy Sallitt, Upper Sixth
  • ‘We are impressed with the ethos of the school and the general environment. The children seem to come from a variety of backgrounds and the school supports each child (not just the academics) to fulfil their potential.’ Current parents

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