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Education for
the whole person

intellectual, physical,
emotional and spiritual.

  • Discovering unique talents
  • All-round education
  • Children excel
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Education of the whole person

  • Individual
  • Child centred
  • God given gifts
  • Celebrating talents
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Christ Centered education

  • Service
  • Alumni
  • Charity
  • Friends
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Home and the wider community

  • Traditional
  • Academic
  • Inspiring
  • Motivational
  • Forward
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Scholarship of St Edmund

  • 450th Anniversary
  • Catholic History
  • Douai Martyrs
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Catholic heritage

‟Rooted in Christ and Catholic tradition and under the guidance of our patron, St Edmund, we aim to realise the God-given potential, in body, mind and spirit, of all members of our community through service and leadership. Avita Pro Fide! For the Faith of our Fathers!”

Welcome to St Edmund’s

England’s oldest Catholic school offering an all round co-education for students from 3 to 18 and for families from all faiths. Our historic campus offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.

How to apply

All the information you need to join St Edmund's from Nursery to Sixth Form and Boarding.

3 – 5 years

The first steps we make in life can have a profound effect on the future direction we take.

6 - 10 years

Lays foundations for an inquisitive, challenging, sociable and fulfilling and life.

11 - 16 years

Academic standards are high and expect our children to work hard and enjoy learning.

Sixth Form
17 - 18 years

Sixth Form education at St Edmund's is exciting and challenging.

Visiting Us

St Edmund's College and Prep is located in rural Hertfordshire yet within easy reach of London.

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Summer school

“The summer school is an integral part of the College and promotes high standards of personal achievement, conduct and community spirit. These summer courses are an ideal preparation for transition to the main school or to another British school.”

For those parents that have registered their child to sit our entrance examination on either Saturday 18th January or Monday 20th January 2020, a reminder of some key information.

  • Please arrive at the College between 8.30 am and 8.45 am on Saturday/Monday and use the main drive for access.  Please be aware that some satnavs will direct you to the back entrance of the College and this should be avoided.  We ask that parents drop the students off immediately, as in our experience it is better for the candidates to go straight off to the examination hall rather than remain with their parents.
  • If you do not wish to return home whilst your child sits the examination, we recommend visiting the local farm shop, Pearce’s: .  Booking is recommended.
  • Students must wear their school uniform.
  • Students should not bring a pencil case, calculator or mobile phone (or smart watch).  All the equipment that the students need will be provided.
  • In the unlikely case that your child is unwell on the examination day, please ring the main College number: 01920 821504.