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St Edmund's College and Prep School, Hertfordshire

School Details
Old Hall Green,
United Kingdom,
SG11 1DS

Tel: +44 1920 824247
Fax: +44 1920 823011

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Mr Chris Long, BA

Admissions Office:
Maria Holden or Carole Frank

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Roman Catholic, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Entry test or exam, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding, Visit school, Scholarship exam, Registration, Scholarship or bursary exam, GCSE results, Assessment, Report from previous school, Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Senior school entry, Art, Sport, 6th Form, Roman Catholics, Teaching, All-rounder, Financial need, Music, Siblings, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries

What we offer

  • Design technology
  • Theology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Media/Film studies
  • Government/Politics
  • Economics
  • Business studies
  • ICT
  • Classics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • German
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Water sports
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Drama productions
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Shooting
  • Dance
  • Skiing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Horticulture
  • Fishing
  • Chess
  • Language club
  • Orienteering
  • Young Enterprise
  • Adventure training
  • Scuba diving
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoSt Edmund's is an Independent College for everyone who appreciates the values of a Catholic education. It is a fully co-educational, day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18.

A guided tour will allow you to see the College at work and understand from staff and students what makes St Edmund's such a special place. When you arrive at St Edmund's you cannot help but be impressed by its buildings and its location: when you leave, however, what you will remember will be its people.

What makes an Edmundian is the combination of academic endeavour, spiritual awareness and a strong sense of personal and social responsibility.

Few schools can boast such a proud and colourful history as St Edmund's College, the oldest Catholic school in England. Located on a beautiful 400 acre site in the East Hertfordshire countryside. Although its heritage and ethos is deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition, the College welcomes students from all faiths and denominations, who appreciate the values of a Catholic Education.

Scholarship is at the heart of our Mission and our students are encouraged to learn, to explore and to ask the difficult questions. Small classes ensure that the academic progress of each student is monitored and at every stage we adjust our teaching to suit the ability and needs of each child.

St Edmund's Prep is located within the College grounds, and provides wonderful opportunities for learning and play for girls and boys aged 3-11 years in a quiet, rural setting.

Entry to the senior school is usually at 11+ or 16+, and although the majority of children attend as day students, a range of flexible Boarding options are also available.

As well as the impressive historical facade of the main building that resembles a large stately home, the College boasts excellent teaching and sports facilities including; state-of-the art computer suites, a recently refurbished library, art and design technology workshops, science laboratories, large sports hall, floodlit all-weather sports pitch, tennis courts, an indoor heated swimming pool and dedicated Sixth Form Centre.

Outside the classroom, all students are encouraged to develop their full potential by participating in the College’s many sporting competitions and musical and drama productions, as well as taking part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Situated between London and Cambridge, the College is easily accessible by road and rail and is conveniently located near to London’s Stansted Airport. There is an extensive bus service for students aged 11 and above, with routes spanning North London, Enfield, Hertfordshire and Essex.
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