St Cedd's School

St Cedd's School

Day Essex

St Cedd's School is a leading independent co-educational day school located close to the centre of Chelmsford educating around 400 boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years.

About St Cedd's School

Our aspiration as educators at St Cedd’s School is to empower every pupil to fulfil their potential and achieve success in a nurturing environment and ethos of traditional values and respect for others. The grounded confidence the pupils develop results in great personal achievements, high academic attainment and independent, critically-thinking, self-assured and caring individuals. We promote inspirational teaching and stimulating learning through a broad, balanced and engaging education which incorporates a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and extends beyond the classroom with opportunities to explore and develop in an array of purposeful learning opportunities. Every child is unique and we value and celebrate their many diverse talents and qualities.

An education at St Cedd’s School means a richly varied and enjoyable journey, an expansive academic curriculum, a wonderful programme of sport and an extraordinary creative output of music, drama and art delivered by highly qualified teachers who are passionate about cultivating individual pupil progress and personal bests. French and PE are taught by specialist teachers in Pre-School with the addition of music and art from Reception, and swimming and recorders in Year 2. All pupils have access to high quality coaching in competitive sports. Music is a particular strength of the school with outstanding instrumental examination results. As a member of the Choir Schools Association, our Choristers sing in the Chelmsford Cathedral Choir at Evensong.

Exceptional 11+ results lead to a high success rate of entry to grammar schools and we have impressive evidence of scholarship awards to independent senior schools. An innovative baccalaureate-style curriculum in Year 6 leads to the St Cedd’s School ‘HOLDFAST’ award which celebrates the breadth of children’s achievements and talents. Our pupils can discover a world of opportunities in our extensive extra-curricular programme with Breakfast Club from 07:30-08:00, the after-school Activities Programme with over sixty different clubs per week, and the daily flexible wrap-around care provision until 18:00. Fees include lunch, educational visits, learning support and most after-school clubs.

Come and visit our vibrant school and give your child the very best start in life. A warm St Cedd’s School welcome awaits those of you who are wishing to explore the extraordinary opportunities we create for children. To attend an Open Day, request a prospectus, or to arrange an individual tour, please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Abbott, on 01245 392810 or email

Admissions Process

We realise that choosing a school for your child can be a daunting task as it is one of the most important decisions you can make in your child’s education. Mrs Abbott, our Admissions Registrar, is always happy to answer any questions and help make the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible.

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