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St Edward’s, Oxford

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St Edward’s, Oxford

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Address: St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN
Founded: 1863
Number of Pupils: 695 (Day – 74 boys and 40 girls; Boarding – 344 boys and 237 girls)
Fees: Boarding £13,160; Day £10,530. Fees stated are per term.
Ages: 13–18
Head Teacher: Stephen Jones – Warden since September 2011
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Common Entrance plus interview at 13 from prep schools.From overseas or state sector, pupils sit the school’s entrance exam in January of their year of entry.
Contact: Registrar, Nicola Jones: [email protected]
School Visits: Mini Open Mornings are held on most Saturday mornings during term. Individual Visits are available by appointment – please call 01865 319203. Open Mornings for lower school entry are held in May and for sixth form entry in September. Please visit the school website for dates.

The Curriculum

Pupils take GCSE or IGCSE in lower school, and choose IB Diploma or A-level (take up in the school is currently 50-50), with Extended Project Qualification in sixth form. Sixth form also take a Taught Skills course.

Games & The Arts

Groundbreaking arts studios and exemplary sporting facilities provide the tools to match and expand pupils’ ambitions. The new Ogston Music School, and the nationally acclaimed professional theatre, The North Wall, complete Teddies own cultural quarter in north Oxford.

Pastoral Care

Boarders and day live and work together in one of 13 Houses. They are all supported by a caring and experienced housemaster or housemistress, an assistant housemaster and a day matron. The deputy head pastoral is responsible for the school’s highly-regarded pastoral care system. Tutors, the three counsellors, and the chaplain all have a part to play in pastoral support, and sixth formers are trained to offer a peer listening service.

University Places

80 per cent Russell Group, or equally prestigious institutions (including Oxbridge).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Our ambition is deliberately academic; we wish to drive forward the academic aspirations of pupils and along with this their wider ambitions. Alongside our determined academic approach, we put the happiness and wellbeing of our pupils at the heart of everything we do; our reputation for pastoral care is well-deserved.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • An expansive and green 100-acre estate within a vibrant university city, bringing enormous opportunities for pupils to engage culturally, socially and intellectually with the wider academic world of Oxford.
  • ‘… perceptibly raising expectations and results while maintaining its discernible cheer and friendliness.’ The Good Schools Guide
  • An excellent reputation and tradition of success in the creative industries, from Lord Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Grahame, to Emilia Clarke and Florence Pugh.
  • Nationally renowned for both Cricket and Rowing, and a sports programme supported by professional coaches and outstanding facilities.
  • A major new development, the largest project for the school in 100 years, will see the construction of an extensive new Academic Centre, Library, and Hall, to open in 2020.
  • ‘There is something very special about Teddies.’ Tatler Schools Guide 2019

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