Welcome to St Edmund’s College and Prep. We look forward to seeing you soon, however, until then, we have created this page for you to get to know the College and Prep before you arrive.
You will find:
An interactive map of the College
A brief history of St Edmund’s College
St Edmund’s Mission Aims and Ethos
A ‘Who’s Who’ of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
An overview of the House System
An example timetable
Links to additional information on our website
Subject overviews from teachers and students (listed alphabetically)
The history of the College
Founded in 1568, St Edmund’s College is the oldest Catholic school in England, offering an all-round co-education for students from 3 to 18. Our community 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 ALevel. Originally located in Douai, France as a seminary to train priests, the College also became a Catholic school for boys. During the French Revolution, it transferred to England and found its present home on the beautiful site of Old Hall Green in 1793. In 1874 the junior boys were separated from the rest of the College into St Hugh’s Preparatory School, which became St Edmund’s Prep in 2010, and in 1974 girls from the adjacent Poles Convent were admitted to Rhetoric as the first stage towards co-education, which was accomplished by the closure of Poles in 1986.
St Edmund's Mission Aims and Ethos
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!
At St Edmund’s we strive to:
Provide a rounded education for the whole person – intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual.
Reflect the scholarship of St Edmund by offering a balanced and challenging curriculum for each individual.
Show concern for all within the College community, demonstrate our collective commitment to be truly Christ-centred in all we do and ensure that the students’ experience of relationships within the College reflects the Gospel maxim, “Love thy neighbour as thy self”.
Build on our enriching Catholic heritage, making prayer, worship and liturgy a central part of our lives and our community.
Create meaningful interaction between the College, home and the wider community and prepare our students to make their way in the world while making a difference to the world.
Who's Who - Senior Leadership Team
For a full list of staff and contact details, visit this page.
Elements (Year 7)
Rhetoric II (Year 13)
L Brown/ S Wylie
F Donovan/ N Schiff
P Ager/ M McCann
E Franco/ D Harvey-Keenan
M Fulford-Brown/ T York
S Applegate/ J Daly
O Plummer/ C McEwan
K Fry/ G Sargent
P O'Neil/ D Stringer
C Regan/ L Banahan
L Sargent/ Z Hibbert
B Kovacevic/ C Field
N Pitman/ S Muller
M Towns/ V Jauncey
J Armitage/ I Soler Garcia
H Fraser/ W Rerutko
J Gardner/ M Smerdon
J Heslin/ J Eves
S Appleford/ C Berkley
Staff attached to Houses/ Rhetoric
Challoner: J Hayes and J Stypinski
Douglass: J Woodhall and Z Walker
Pole: S Nicholson and N Eliasson
Poynter: A Robinson and P Kelly
Talbot: A-M Healy, C Benham, N Harding and B Snell