Meet the Headmaster

At St Edmund’s we are always mindful of the privilege it is to live, work and study here. Few schools enjoy the combination of history and location that make this such a compelling place, but what drives us is not what makes us unique but rather to uncover the potential that lies within your son or daughter and help them become the person they were destined to be.

Our mission, stretching back to 1568, has always been to send young minds into the world with more than just an excellent academic grounding. Perhaps more than ever young people need to be educated in an environment that asks them to consider and question what is ‘truth’, to reflect daily on questions of right and wrong, to consider always their responsibilities and obligations towards others and the world around so they leave us ready to face the challenges, but also make the fullest of the many opportunities, that a rapidly changing world presents them.

Choosing the right school for your child is is a daunting task and you will have many questions: are we ‘too’ Catholic or not Catholic enough? Are we sufficiently academic? Is there enough to do outside the classroom during that week and at weekends for our boarders?  Is our sporting provision too inclusive or too exclusive? What is the bus journey like? What is the food like? Will my son or daughter enjoy boarding? I am confident that our school, full of happy students going on to fantastic destinations when they leave us, will provide answers to reassure you, but we invite you to come and visit us, whether it be on a scheduled open day or a personal visit tailored especially for you. Even if this proves not to be the school for you we promise you that you will not be disappointed to find out a little more about St Edmund’s College and Prep.

P Durán
Headmaster