St Faith's School

Day Cambridgeshire

St Faith's is a prepatory day school in central Cambridge, for girls and boys aged 4 to 13.

Year Founded 1884

St Faith's School has a total of 520 pupils.

300 Day Boys
(4- 13)
220 Day Girls
(4- 13)

About St Faith's School

'St Faith’s was founded to educate the children of the fellows of Cambridge University and subsequently formed a joint foundation with The Leys, an established Methodist school. The School thus enjoys a unique, dual heritage resulting in an education characterised by excellence and innovation, and underpinned by Christian values. Our academic reputation speaks for itself and we are proud of the achievements of Old Fidelians across a wide spectrum; the Old Fidelian section of our website will give you a glimpse of the history of the School and the extraordinary accomplishments of Old Fidelians.'

'We have a long and distinguished history but crucially, the School has never stood still. St Faith’s is a forward-thinking community, continually evolving to meet the needs of the modern world. Over the years, this innovative approach has enabled the School to develop a dynamic curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities which provide an outstanding all-round education for the children.'

'We believe that each child is uniquely gifted. We promote curiosity, compassion, high expectations, individual and team excellence, respect for others, personal initiative and resilience. Typically, St Faith’s children are confident without being arrogant and articulate without being brash. They are rounded individuals who relate well to others and show an intellectual curiosity and flexibility of mind well suited to the demands of our fast-changing society. Fidelians of today can, and indeed do, become the leaders of tomorrow.'

Nigel Helliwell 


The fees for the academic year 2016-2017 are as follows:

Pre Prep
£3,955 per term

Years 3 and 4
£4,845 per term

Years 5 to 8
£4,985 per term

Scholarships & Bursaries

St Faith's offer Academic Scholarships for children entering Year 3, and these are available for both internal and external candidates. There is no formal application procedure; children who perform very well in the Year 3 entry tests (external candidates) and regular assessments in their Year 2 class (internal candidates) will be invited to sit the scholarship papers. When awarding a scholarship, we will take in to account the results of these scholarships tests and the reference from the child’s current school. Scholarships are occasionally awarded to candidates who perform extremely well in the Entrance Tests for Years 4 to 8. Academic Scholarship awards are normally between 10% and 30% of the full fees.


St Faith’s offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries to support new pupils to the School where parental means would be insufficient to meet the fees in their entirety. Bursaries, on a sliding scale, are awarded to pupils who we believe will gain most from a St Faith’s education, and who will contribute fully to the life of the school.



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