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St Edmund's College and Prep School

Old Hall Green, Ware, Hertfordshire, England SG11 1DS

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Located in 400 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, St Edmund’s College and Prep, England's oldest Catholic School, offers an education for the whole person for students age 3-18, with boarding available from age 11.

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Word From The Head

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Matthew Mostyn


Welcome to a very special place. No website can convey the richness of the education we offer, nor the atmosphere which makes St Edmund’s exceptional, but I can at least sow a seed in the hope that you will want to visit in person.

Our mission, stretching back to 1568, has always been to send young people into the world who will, whether by mighty deeds or by quiet leadership, be a force for good. There could be no greater epitaph for an Edmundian but that throughout their life they made the world around them a little better, and the people around them a little happier.

We want our pupils to be excellent but never arrogant; to be ambitious but never selfish; to be robust but never uncaring; to show conviction but never intolerance. All this in a school which genuinely believes in the education of the whole person, mind, body and spirit; a school whose remarkable history and Catholic heritage almost seep from the walls, but where tradition is never allowed to become oppressive.

I am immensely proud of St Edmund’s and look forward to meeting you. You can be assured of a very warm welcome from all at the College and Prep.

Mr Matthew Mostyn
Headmaster

Open Days, Visits & Events

15-03-2024 - Open Morning

The morning will be a perfect opportunity for you to meet staff and students, tour the school and consider St Edmund’s for your child.

Timings are to be confirmed, and will be updated shortly.

19-04-2024 - Prep Open Morning

The day will be a perfect opportunity for you to meet staff and students, tour the school and consider St Edmund’s for your child.
9:30am – Arrival
9:35am – A talk from the Headmaster, Mr Steven Cartwright
10:45am – Q&A
11:30am – Departure

Refreshments and tours will be provided around the Prep school throughout

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • C & G - City and Guilds
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Fishing
  • Horticulture
  • Language Club
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Epilepsy
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Roman Catholic
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£13257 to £16887
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£25647 to £30765
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£21015 to £24030
    Flexi BoardingYes
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    472Day350
    65Full Boarding63
    14Weekly Boarding7
    551Total420
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 170
    Part-time: 30

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University