St Edward's School
Tel: 01865 319204
Fax: 01865 319206
'A happy, fizzing school, plumb in the middle of an inspiring city.' – The Good Schools Guide 2020
Founded in 1863, St Edward's, Oxford is a thriving co-educational boarding school offering the unusual combination of a spacious 100-acre site at the heart of an academically and culturally stimulating city. Our long tradition and broad perspective keep our pupils inspired, motivated, and happy, whilst keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
Underlying everything at ‘Teddies’ is our mission to prepare pupils for the rest of their lives by encouraging their passions and talents, enabling them to discover new ones and supporting them to achieve their own potential. Our community fizzes with diverse interests and enthusiasms, while our academic excellence means 90% of our top pupils gain the highest grades in their Sixth Form exams and take up places at the world’s best universities. We are one of a few schools to offer both IB and A Level alongside each other at Sixth Form, and in our Middle School Program we have introduced new courses to stretch our candidates at GCSE level, responding directly to the very latest research into how young people learn.
In 2020 we opened the dynamic new Christie Centre offering pupils world class academic facilities with flexible learning spaces and classrooms, a brand new Library and a collegiate style top-floor reading room, designed specifically for the ways in which pupils learn today. This development includes the 1,000 seater Olivier Hall, where the whole School can come together for concerts and other events. These new spaces add to the already outstanding facilities at Teddies, including the Ogston Music School opened in 2017 and The North Wall, a professional, nationally-renowned theatre and arts centre on site.
Teddies offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and being co-ed is important to us. Not only does it represent life beyond the school gates, but we feel it contributes to the inclusive and friendly community that brings our pupils, parents, Governors, staff, and the local community together.
In 2020 we were pleased to report the best results yet, continuing our 10-year upward trend at St. Edward’s. Just under 90% of all grades achieved in Sixth Form exams were A*-B at A Level or the equivalent IB score of 7-5. At A Level, 88% of grades were A*-B; and in the IB Diploma, 86% of grades were Levels 7-5; 52% were 7/6. At GCSE, 61% of grades were 9-7.
At around 700 pupils St Edward's is a community large enough to offer endless opportunities, but small enough to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Pupils live in 13 houses, with a girl/boy split of 40%/60%, approximately 85% of whom board, whilst 15% are from overseas. Last year we opened a brand new co-ed House, and the first cohort of girls have been welcomed in the Sixth Form to another House that was previously only boys. This year another of our Houses becomes co-ed.
During current operations, we are running Virtual Open Mornings on most Saturdays in term time. In usual years, the main school Open Day takes place in May, with the Sixth Form Open Day in September. For details and to sign up, please visit: www.stedwardsoxford.org/admissions/open-days.