St Edward’s School Cheltenham


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  • Category: Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Roll: 350 (Boys) 275 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 1-18 years
  • Founded: 1987

Open Days

2019. Open Day: Sat. 5th October.


2018/2019. Nursery: £37.35 per morning session, including lunch (8am – 1pm). £54.72 per full day including lunch (8am – 3.30pm.)

Reception – Year 6: £2,715 - £4,540 per term. Years 7 – 13: £5,090 - £6,210 per term.

School Contact Details

St Edward’s School Cheltenham
Cirencester Road
GL53 8EY

[t]: Senior School: +44(0)1242 388555 Preparatory School: + 44 (0)1242 388550 .

Location Description

Situated on two sites, approximately five minutes from each other, and enjoying over forty five acres of wonderful grounds in the heart of Cheltenham.

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School News

St Edward's independent school Cheltenham Gloucestershire

There was a wonderful atmosphere as students collected their GCSE results this morning.  Tears of joy and beaming smiles greeted staff and eagerly awaiting parents

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as students celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results.   Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils and to the staff who have supported their achievements.  The results continue our upward trend with almost half of all grades achieved being at A*/A /level 7 and above.  There were some impressive individual performances from students of all abilities and we are delighted with their achievements overall.   Most notably Louis Gardner, Zeynep Koseoglu, James Sykes and Jack Wright achieved 10 or more GCSEs all at A*/A and Level  7 and above.

Mrs Clayfield, Headmistress, commented:

“We are thrilled for our students and staff that their hard work and commitment resulted in some well-deserved outcomes.  We knew the changes to GCSEs would provide a greater challenge and so we are particularly pleased that our students embraced this and produced some excellent results.  The culture of positivity, which exists at St Edward’s, enables our students to believe in themselves and strive for their best; and now they can celebrate their achievements!  It was lovely to witness so many of our students taking the time today to thank their teachers personally for their support.    I would like to add my thanks to the staff for their dedication in supporting our students and enabling them to succeed.” We are proud of our Year 11 and delighted in their achievements.

St Edward's independent school Cheltenham

Congratulations to Year 13 pupils on their A Level results this year.  We are delighted that all those hoping to go to university in September

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have secured places at their chosen universities.  The results show the number of A*/A grades achieved higher than predicted and we must congratulate three students, in particular, who achieved all A*/A grades in three subjects.  In fact, there are many excellent performances from students of all abilities and we are very proud of their individual successes.

Given a broad academic profile within the cohort, almost half of the Year Group achieved an A* or A grade in one or more of their subjects and nearly a third achieved two or more A*/A grades amongst their A Levels.

Headmistress, Mrs Pat Clayfield, commented:

“We are pleased with the achievements of our A Level students this year.  It was a pleasure to witness so many smiling faces this morning when the results were delivered.  The relief for students and parents in knowing that university places were secured was palpable.  I would like to thank the staff for their dedication and determination in getting the best possible outcomes for our students.  Small class sizes, excellent teaching, a positive culture and close monitoring are clearly a successful combination.  It is wonderful to know that our students can look forward to their next stages with confidence; there is plenty to celebrate!”

St Edward's independent preparatory school Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Headmaster, Stephen McKernan, shares his thoughts on why he made it his mission to establish the School Farm at St Edward’s Preparatory School

Giving children a

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hands-on experience of their local environment and the important place of animals within it is becoming a very important way to teach young people about ‘balance’.

Our School which is set within over forty acres of beautiful woodland is an ideal place for alpacas, goats and chickens. Our Mini Farmers programme allows our children the opportunity to feed and be with the animals at lunchtime and feel they are making a positive contribution to the care and welfare of our animals.

With the help of a supportive PTA, our Head Groundsman Shiel Wall and local sponsor Winkworth Estate Agents, the farm is now the most talked about news for the children.

It may be early days, but we are already seeing the School Farm benefit the children in so many ways;

  • Their commitment and eagerness to help feed the animals as an extension of the excellent behaviour they demonstrate both inside and outside of the classroom,
  • The physical tasks of feeding the animals and how this contributes to a broader understanding of the different ways young people can make a difference
  • Opportunities for pupils’ personal development such as the importance of routine and the need for commitment when caring for animals

And we hope to see more benefits in the future including;

  • The development of confidence and self-esteem as they see the animals flourish
  • Increased levels of environmental responsibility
  • Reaching out to the local community with sessions for local pre-school children, families and community groups

The School Farm will continue to evolve and in the Spring we are hoping to welcome some orphan lambs and start to grow our own vegetables, further educating the children on healthy eating.

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