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About St Edmund's

St Edmund’s is a Catholic school in Hertfordshire steeped in history having been founded in 1568 by Cardinal William Allen and as such is the oldest Catholic School in England.  The school has a strong Catholic ethos based on four key principles; Christ Centred Education, Scholarship of St Edmund, Education for the whole person and home and the wider community.

These are the foundation to the education that we provide all of our students from 3 – 18. 

The school has four main entry points.  Students may join us at Nursery age in our Prep school, enter the College at 11 in our Elements year group, at 13 in Grammar (Year) and at 16 to join Rhetoric (Sixth Form).  We accept applications at all other years if places are available.

We welcome students from all faiths who appreciate what a Catholic education offers.

St Edmund’s is set in impressive 400 acre site in East Hertfordshire with excellent transport links to London and the surrounding counties.   Only 15 minutes’ drive from junction 25 of the M25 and immediately off the A10 road it therefore has impressive links directly to London.  The school is also only 20 minutes for London Stansted airport.

St Edmund’s is a community that values both academic excellence and the achievement of one’s personal best, right through from our Prep school, to Sixth Form and beyond.  We are proud of our academic achievements at GCSE and A Level.