St Edmund’s College & Prep School
St Edmund’s College offers an all-round co-education for students from age 3 to 18, and for families from all faiths. The school aims to develop confident, caring, well-grounded students who are well prepared to go on to the next stage of their lives and to really make a difference to the world they live in.
Academic excellence is a principle focus at St Edmund’s College. Achievement of personal best is supported through your child’s educational journey by small class sizes, talented teaching staff who provide a high degree of individual attention and a strong pastoral tradition. It is all set in a safe, fully established co-educational environment.
St Edmund’s College offers both full-time and flexi boarding, alongside a School Bus Service covering a very wide area throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and North London for Years 3-13. The College does not offer exeat weekends, but does offer transport links to London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Luton when students arrive at and depart from the College at the start and end of terms.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Day & Boarding
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Roll: 450 Boys / / 387 Girls
Age Range: 3-18 Years
Set in a 400-acre estate in Hertfordshire, only 30 miles from central London, with 440 acres of open countryside near to the town of Ware. Excellent road and rail links.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mr Matthew Mostyn
Contact for enquiries:Ms Amy Howard, Admissions Officer
Old Hall Green, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1DS
Tel: 01920 821504
St Edmund’s College offers top class and diverse facilities, including: Music School with Music Recording Studio, IT suites, Science Centre, Art and Technology workshops, Floodlit All-Weather Pitch, Indoor Swimming Pool, Indoor Gym, Sports Hall, Tennis Courts and Multi-Use Games Area.
The students at St Edmund’s College are supported by an excellent pastoral system that monitors and supports each student’s progress in all areas of the College. Each student is allocated into one of five houses, where they are supported by a House Master or House Mistress and a team of Tutors, alongside the College Chaplaincy. Students’ mental and physical wellbeing is also cared for by the on-site Infirmary, offering 24/7 care for all aspects of a student’s health.
The school provides a wide-ranging offering of extracurricular activities for students each weekday afternoon, including clubs, drama, CCF, music and sport. Outside of term-time, the College hosts a Summer School, offering a blend of educational rigour with diverse opportunities for fun, relaxation and leisure
Academic, Sports, Music, Art and All-Rounder.
Year 7 upwards: Entrance Examination, Interview and School Report.
Below Year 7: Assessment and interview.
Nursery: £1,680 (Half day) £3,360 (Full-day) per term.
Reception – Year 6: £3861 – £4918 per term.
Year 7 – Year 13: Day: £5870 – £6330 per term.
Weekly Boarding (from Year 7): £8340 – £9534 per term, Full Boarding: £9767 – £11,202 per term.
Flexi Boarding: £76 per night.
Reduction for siblings and HM Forces.
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
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Online Library at St Edmund’s...
While our Library is currently physically closed to our students, our online Library remains open! At St Edmund’s College, we are proud to have an extensive online Library catalogue available to students on the VLE, and we encourage our students to browse for books on there. Additionally, the Library has a number of online resources available for all on...Read more
Black History Month at St...
October is Black History Month, an event that has been celebrated nationwide in the UK for more than 30 years. We are dedicated to focusing and recognising Black History Month throughout October. Therefore, at St Edmund’s College, all PSHE lessons this month will be dedicated to Black History Month. Thank you to our Rhetoric students...Read more
College Life goes digital –...
As the world transitions to online, we are delighted to share our first digital edition of College Life, which will be released on a half-termly basis. Please do take a look at the publication below for a glimpse into life at St Edmund’s. If you would like to be featured in the next edition, please...Read more
Foodbank collection success – St...
We are thrilled that the St Edmund’s community came together to donate 698.36kg of food for the Hertford & District foodbank, helping local people in crisis.Thank you for your continued generosity!Read more
Safety glasses donated to NHS...
With a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the community are responding to urgent calls for help from the NHS. At St Edmund’s College, we were pleased to put our safety glasses to use by donating them to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. As a school, we are encouraging our students to...Read more
Students PPE Initiative to support...
We are so proud of Rhetoric I (Year 12) Student Harry who has spent much of his Easter holidays making PPE for local health care providers. Harry said, “I volunteered to use my 3D printer for batch production of parts for PPE face shields, specifically the top headband and bottom reinforcement components. I have given enough...Read more
Donate your spare computing power...
Scientists at Scripps Research are doing molecular modelling simulations for the development of treatments for COVID-19. This effort requires massive amounts of computing power, therefore Scripps Research has partnered with World Community Grid, a social impact initiative that allows anyone with a computer and an internet connection to donate their device’s computing power. At St Edmund’s College,...Read more
GCSE Results for 2020 announced...
Our Poetry (Year 11) cohort has had to cope with so much disruption and uncertainty through this tumultuous academic year, not least in the last few days in the run up to releasing the GCSE results. With that being said we are so proud of how hard they continued to work throughout the lockdown period...Read more
Student selected for Tottenham Hotspur...
Congratulations to Keira Ferns for being selected into the Tottenham Hotspur Women Talent Academy and for being awarded a place on the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme (HTAP). Following incredibly competitive and gruelling processes, Keira displayed tenacity and talent to secure her spot at the Academy and on the Talent Programme.Read more
Student awarded Blessed Pier Giorgio...
Congratulations to Harry Jordan, Rhetoric II, for being awarded the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award. The award celebrates and recognises young people who are promoting the common good in their local community, and helps everyone reflect on how Catholic social teaching – such as promoting peace and building community – is being lived out on...Read more
Arkwright Scholarship awarded – St...
Congratulations to Sam Willoughby, Rhetoric I, for being awarded an Arkwright Scholarship. An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession. The Scholarships are awarded to students through a rigorous selection process and support students...Read more
New Director of Sport Announced...
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Kelly as Director of Sport at St Edmund’s College with effect from 1st September 2020. A graduate of the University of Otago, New Zealand, Peter also holds a Master’s in Sport and Exercise Medicine. A native of New Zealand, Peter played premier rugby in Otago as well...Read more
Good Schools Guide Review –...
We are thrilled with our recent Good Schools Guide review, which you are able to read in full by clicking here. Below, we have included a few of our favourite comments made by the Good Schools Guide team. A charming school built on solid core values, which looks to be modernising with care and thought....Read more
A Level Results 2020 –...
We are delighted that the Government has announced that Centre Assessment Grades will be used in awarding this year’s A Level results. Our teachers took immense care and diligence in awarding these grades to our students that they know so well; therefore, we believe this is the fairest and most accurate reflection of their academic...Read more
St Edmund’s College supports BSA...
St Edmund’s College is pleased to support the Boarding Schools’ Association’s (BSA) Covid-Safe Charter. The safety of our students is paramount, and we have therefore adopted the voluntary code presented by the BSA to confirm that we comply with all government rules and guidance and will meet the requirements outlined by the BSA when boarding...Read more
Ranking in top 15% of...
We are delighted to announce that St Edmund’s College has ranked in the top 15% of UK schools for adding value at A level in the DFE performance tables. Additionally, we are thrilled to rank second in Hertfordshire for value added at A level in Independent Schools. Mr Mostyn, Headmaster, commented: “At St...Read more
U19 Netballers qualify for National...
The St Edmund’s College U19 Netball team qualified for the National Finals following their success at the East Region Tournament on 25th January 2020. With only the two top teams at the tournament qualifying for the National Finals in March, the U19’s had dedicated themselves to their training for the tournament ahead. Against their first opposition,...Read more