St Edmund’s College and Prep is England’s oldest Catholic school, founded in 1568 by Cardinal William Allen. St Edmund’s offers a Catholic education for students 3-18, from all faiths and none.
St Edmund’s is set in an 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. The school is also only 20 minutes from London Stansted airport.
We are proud of our academic achievements at St Edmund’s, and standards are high; however, we do not focus solely on grades and pass rates. We are a modern and forward-thinking school where Academic, Spiritual, Pastoral and Co-curricular development is of equal importance. The foundation of the education we provide is based on four key principles; Christ-Centred Education, Scholarship of St Edmund, Education for the whole person, and home and the wider community.
The school has four main entry points; age 3 for Nursery, age 11 for Elements (Year 7), age 13 for Grammar (Year 9) and age 16 for Rhetoric (Sixth Form). We accept applications at all other years if places are available. Preference is given to students admitted to the Prep before the start of Year 5. They are not automatically required to sit the College entrance examination unless they are applying for an Academic or All Rounder scholarship or if there is a concern that the pupil is unlikely to benefit from the education provided by the College.
For further information, please browse the prospectuses below or contact our admissions team.