St Edward’s Preparatory School

St Edward’s Preparatory School

Day Gloucestershire

St Edward's Preparatory School is set in 40 acres of beautiful grounds within close proximity of the centre of Cheltenham. Receiving Outstanding in every category for its Early Years Provision in a recent ISI Inspection, St Edward's is the perfect setting for giving your child the best possible start.

Year Founded 1987
Religion Catholic
Charity Commission

St Edward’s Preparatory School has a total of 272 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £2365 to £3780, per term.

150 Day Boys
(1- 11)
122 Day Girls
(1- 11)

About St Edward’s Preparatory School

With some of the best facilities of any Independent Day School in Cheltenham, St Edward's delivers an all-round education with a strong focus on the core academic subjects. Small class sizes enables teachers to focus on each individual child, inspiring a love of learning and helping them to achieve the best possible academic performance. Outstanding pastoral support allows children to grow in confidence and independence. Our inclusive ethos, where every child has a chance to shine, encourages all children to thrive and to discover just how amazing they can be. The timetable allows for plenty of sport, music, drama and art to develop all-rounded children. Particularly impressive is our Italian inspired art studio where our youngest children are encouraged to use the natural environment to stimulate their creativity and imagination. Pupils from the Preparatory School leave to the local grammar schools and other independent schools with around 50% going to the Senior School. Parents are actively encouraged to get involved with the School which contributes to a very special family feel.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries are available

Admissions Process

Admissions are welcome throughout the school year.

Please contact the Admissions Office (  to arrange a personal tour followed by a meeting with the Headmaster, Mr Stephen McKernan.  Children are then invited to attend an Experience Day at the School either for 1, 2 or 3 days, depending on the age of the child. Following successful completion of the Experience Day an offer is normally made.



News from St Edward’s Preparatory School

Forthcoming Open Days

  • St Edward’s Cheltenham Open Morning

    9:30 -12:00

    A wealth of opportunity exists for your child at St Edward’s, Cheltenham. We teach that there is no ceiling to potential, focussing on the individual needs of each and every pupil, and valuing their unique gifts and talents. Whether you are looking for entry into our Prep School (ages 1-11) or our Senior School & Sixth Form (ages 11-18), attending our Open Morning will provide you with the perfect opportunity to personally experience the welcoming, happy and stimulating atmosphere of our Schools. As well as taking a tour of our facilities, you will be able to talk to our current students who will provide you with a first-hand insight into what it is like to be part of the St Edward’s community. We look forward to welcoming you to our Schools to see why St Edward’s could be the right fit for your family. Book your place online at