St Edward’s Preparatory School and St Edward’s Senior School welcome children from all over the world. There are children at both Schools from a range of countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, India, South Africa, China and Germany.
The Schools pride themselves on being able to absorb children from different curricular and cultural backgrounds and they enrich our school community. Children who come to the Schools with no English receive extra lessons in the English language, but we find that with total immersion in school life their English develops rapidly. In both the Prep and Senior School, there is a teacher who has responsibility for international pupils to support them in settling into school life and to oversee their progress with their English language development. For the Prep School, EAL pupils will be assessed during their first week and placed within the four levels of EAL support offered by the School, this is then assessed on a termly basis.
For entry into the Prep School, we would require recent school reports, a school reference and, if a visit to the School is not possible, a Skype conversation between the Head of Prep School and parents can be arranged.
For entry into the Senior School, assessment papers can be sent to their current school for invigilation and return to us for marking. Following this a formal offer of a place can usually be made.