Welcome to a very special place
No website can convey the richness of the education we offer, nor the atmosphere that makes St Edmund’s exceptional, but I can at least sow a seed in the hope that you will want to visit us.
Our mission, stretching back to 1568, has always been to send young people into the world who will, whether by mighty deeds or quiet leadership, be a force for good. There could be no greater epitaph for an Edmundian than to lead a life through which they make the world around them a little better, and the people around them a little happier.
We want our students to be excellent but never arrogant; ambitious but never selfish; robust but never uncaring and 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 with a remarkable history and Catholic heritage, that celebrates tradition, whilst looking to the future.
I am immensely proud of St Edmund’s and warmly invite you to visit us and discover more about our school.
Mr Matthew Mostyn
Educated at Downside School and the University of Exeter, Matthew is a Modern Linguist. He began his teaching career at Cheltenham College, where he taught French and German, coached sport, ran the theatre, helped with boarding and managed the College polo team.
From there, he moved to Shrewsbury School, where he completed fourteen years, of which ten were spent as housemaster of a 13–18 boys’ boarding house.
In 2013, he became Second Master at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, with overarching responsibility for the day to day running of the school, and in September 2019, he was appointed Headmaster of St Edmund’s College & Prep School. Matthew is an ISI Team Inspector (Educational Quality Inspections) and was a prep school governor for many years.
Mr Mostyn has a wide range of interests, including literary translation, and playing the organ and piano. He has directed numerous productions and spent many years as an Officer in the Combined Cadet Force. He is a Level 4 rowing coach and has also coached rugby for much of his career.
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys skiing, country sports, dog walking and completing The Times crossword.