‘Leading the way in educational initiatives is instinctive for this dynamic Oxford school.’
TATLER SCHOOLS GUIDE
‘St Edward’s has the edge over other independents in its position on the threshold of a vibrant university town.’
THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
Founded in 1863 by an academic from Oxford University, St Edward’s is a co- educational boarding and day school for children aged 13 - 18.
Pupils are pictured enjoying the grounds in 1895.
The new Olivier Hall and Christie Centre
Warden ‘The most important attribute for a St Edward’s pupil is a wholehearted desire to make the most of every minute. Pupils who are invigorated by new experiences, by challenge, by hard work – and by working together – will find endless possibilities in our exceptionally cheerful and uplifting community.’ STEPHEN JONES
Alastair Chirnside, currently Deputy Head at Harrow, will become Warden of St Edward’s in September 2021.
Alastair was brought up in Oxford and attended the Dragon, winning a Scholarship to Eton where he later taught. He took a Congratulatory First in Classics and Modern Languages at Merton College, Oxford, where he also won a Lightweight Rowing Half Blue. Before embarking on his teaching career, Alastair worked in fund management at Schroders.
‘Whether you are starting next year as Warden or as a pupil in the next few years, there has never been a more exciting time to join St Edward’s. There is momentum in every area of school life, from innovations in the curriculum to results in examinations, from new buildings to modern boarding. There are opportunities for all to take part and for all to excel. There is the happiness that comes from belonging. All the skills for the 21st century are taught, and at the same time pupils can be themselves. Those hallmarks of a St Edward’s education are best experienced on a visit, and I hope to see you in Oxford.’ ALASTAIR CHIRNSIDE
St Edward’s, Oxford St Edward’s is a refreshingly different kind of school. Our deliberate approach of selecting young people based on their attitude and ambition means that the community fizzes with diverse interests and enthusiasms. Academic results have been on a sharp upward trend for a decade, with nearly 90% of Sixth Form exams in 2020 achieved at A*-B at A Level or the equivalent IB score of 7-5, allowing our pupils to take up places at the world’s best universities. Academic work is unquestionably the most important part of our pupils’ education, but at Teddies there is so much more to school life. Talented scholars, musicians, sportswomen and men, performers, dancers, humanitarians, adventurers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and artists – among many others – live and work together, inspire each other, and become lifelong friends. Opportunities at St Edward’s are greatly enhanced by the size of the campus and the outstanding facilities in all areas of school life. The new Christie Centre is a landmark academic building, complemented by the spectacular Olivier Hall for performances and events. Elsewhere, 100 acres of grounds, the recently- completed Ogston Music School, The North Wall Arts Centre and the high-specification Nuffield Health, Leisure and Wellbeing Centre mean that pupils have every opportunity to pursue their passions and interests. Beyond School, pupils enjoy being part of the wider community of Oxford, a beautiful, culturally sophisticated university city offering tangible connections to the real world. It is an exciting and transformative combination.
‘Every single day at Teddies offered new excitements and opportunities and I am grateful for every minute. In the years you are at Teddies you meet amazing people and discover what you are really passionate about as well as creating life-long friends and having loads of fun. A huge amount of thought is given to every pupil and the pastoral care really is excellent - there is always somebody to talk to. Thanks to the academic enrichment and support that Teddies provides I will be at Oxford University this year studying Modern Languages. I will always remember my time at Teddies with great fondness because of its kind and friendly atmosphere.’ GWENDY, OSE
Academic Brand new university-style academic facilities have just opened at the heart of the School in the Quad. Striking, contemporary spaces are already bringing fresh vitality to Teddies’ forward- looking academic programme and providing a whole new range of learning opportunities to inspire pupils of all ages. In recent years, the academic life of St Edward’s has been transformed with modern approaches and new programmes. At the heart of the School’s academic ethos are several key principles: that anything is possible and that all pupils can and must engage fully in their own learning, and the learning of their peers. Sixth Formers find themselves in the rare position of being able to choose between A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a stimulating choice that enables our pupils to work to their strengths. In the Middle School (the Fourth and Fifth Forms) pupils study two or three of our own St Edward’s Certificate courses alongside eight GCSEs. These innovative new courses, called Pathways and Perspectives, have been designed by St Edward’s in conjunction with leading educationalists. A number of the new courses include direct links with university departments, giving pupils access to the very latest thinking in their chosen subjects. Find out more on the website.
The Sixth Form Roe Reading Room in the new Christie Centre
A Modern Education
The design of the new Christie Centre responds directly to the way in which education is changing. Pupils no longer spend most of their time sitting in rows in front of a teacher: they are required to talk to each other, to carry out their own research, to work together, and to discuss, debate and question. The new facilities have created versatile, uplifting learning environments where teacher-led study spaces sit alongside areas where pupils work independently, giving pupils more choice in how they approach their studies. Whether they need a quiet reading room for research, a modern library where they can share ideas and study together, a break-out zone in which to discuss a project with their peers, a stimulating view from one of the individual study decks overlooking the Quad or the less formal workspace of the ground floor café, pupils will discover new opportunities to work together, think together and be together.
‘St Edward’s grows a community of successful, interested and energetic young people by offering them a clever mix of academic choices.’ THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
The Oxley Library in the new Christie Centre
Community Matters The stunning new 1,000-seat Olivier Hall will enable our growing community to come together for school events and performances, and countless other occasions.
Shell Entry Each year, around 140 pupils join us from some 60 different schools from all over the country – and the world – so everyone is ready to make new friends and try new experiences. New pupils join a diverse, cheerful and welcoming community. Fifteen percent of pupils come from over 40 different countries, 15% join us from Greater London, 15% are day pupils and the boy/girl split is currently 60/40. Many of our new Shells have never boarded before so the first few weeks are carefully designed to ensure that pupils are busy, engaged and have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other.
‘There’s a sense of belonging. Everyone is treated equally. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sporty, arty or academic, we’re all the same. There are opportunities for everyone.’ LOWER SCHOOL PUPIL ‘They emphasise kindness a lot. Ambition and kindness don’t often go hand in hand.’ THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
Sixth Form Entry Around 40 new Sixth Formers are warmly welcomed into the St Edward’s community each year and choose between A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most Teddies pupils progress through the School from the Shell year to the Upper Sixth. Numbers are gently increased in the Sixth Form to welcome a new group of young people who bring fresh perspectives and added vitality to the existing community. The Sixth Form academic programme at St Edward’s is rigorous and rewarding. Pupils are expected to be self-motivated and to work hard, and are supported in their endeavours by a wide network of specialists and advisors. Academic work is enhanced by a stimulating programme of speakers, academic societies, visits and numerous enrichment opportunities in Oxford and in London, nationally and internationally. Higher Education and Careers guidance is comprehensive. Specialist advice is available on all aspects of applying to university in the UK, the US and Europe. There is also tailored support for those applying to Oxford and Cambridge. The Careers Education Department provides careful monitoring of pupils’ career options in a robust programme embedded in the academic timetable. Being at school in a world-famous university city, as part of a friendly, engaged community, means that the opportunities are limitless. Join – or start – an academic society, take up an instrument, put on a play, join a sports team, draw on the academic excellence of Oxford University, see plays, gigs and concerts, hear top speakers – or simply enjoy the sheer beauty of the city.
School Life Teddies is well known for its friendliness and the strong bonds between pupils of all year groups, and between staff and pupils. At around 730 pupils, St Edward’s is big enough to be a lively community, with endless opportunities, but small enough for pupils’ voices to be heard, and for them to know most of their fellow pupils. Pastoral care is outstanding. From the moment they join the School, pupils are made aware of the wide network of support available to them. In House, Housemasters and Housemistresses, Tutors, Matrons, Heads of House and Sixth Form Peer Listeners are on hand to help. Elsewhere, the Deputy and Assistant Heads Pastoral and the Chaplaincy team play important roles in pupil welfare, as do Prefects, House Nurses, school Doctors, the Health Centre team and school Counsellors. Designated Safeguarding Governors and staff are closely involved in making sure that our pupils are safe and happy.
‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent, reflecting the School’s highly effective emphasis on the welfare and wellbeing of each individual pupil.’ THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS’ INSPECTORATE
‘If happiness is top of your list, you may have found your school.’ MUDDY STILETTOS ‘A happy, fizzing school plumb in the middle of an inspiring city.’ THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
Happiness and security matter. We want our pupils to be happy for their own sakes, but we also know that happy pupils have the energy and drive to work hard at their lessons and pursuits.
‘The Shell Enrichment activities are really good fun, and a great way to try new things and make friends. I’d never rowed or played hockey before, and now I love doing both.’ SHELL PUPIL
Oxford Our location in Oxford is a fundamental feature of school life. The University provides inspiration, access to world-class academics and, for those intending to apply, many opportunities to explore Colleges and to take the advice of Admissions Tutors. Beyond its intellectual might, Oxford is a beautiful, lively, easily-navigable city brimful of young people. Our pupils enjoy cafés, restaurants, cinemas and shops as well as the Ashmolean, the Playhouse, and many other museums, galleries and attractions.
‘Teddies’ relationship with Oxford is enjoyed by all. Pupils adore being in the heart of Summertown, able to pop out for a snack at Gail’s while also benefitting from the Oxford academia that surrounds them.’ TATLER SCHOOLS GUIDE
‘My favourite part of St Edward’s is being immersed in the real world. Other schools can forget to give pupils a perspective on reality – this is where
Teddies excels.’ LOUIS, SIXTH FORM
‘Having Summertown around the corner, and Oxford to visit on Sundays, is brilliant. I love being able to head off to the shops, hang out in Costa or go to the cinema on Sunday afternoons.’ LEO, SIXTH FORM
Summer town Close to School is the lively urban village of Summertown, a two-minute walk away, with its compact collection of cafés, supermarkets, quirky independent shops and a popular artisan bakery. When lessons finish in the afternoon, pupils often go into Summertown. They can frequently be found stocking up on snacks, playing their part in the café culture or simply enjoying the chance for a breath of fresh air, away from the confines of House and classrooms. ‘I really enjoy the space the School has. I love being able to play football on the fields in the evenings but also being able to walk to Tesco in three minutes.’ JENIFER, SIXTH FORM
Beyond Teddies Oxford as a city is important to St Edward’s, but so too are the people who make up our local community. Being at the heart of a city means that our pupils stay in touch with real life. They run activities for primary school children, work alongside young people with autism, support local charities, help out at the city farm on school grounds, play music for the elderly and take part in public events such as marshalling the Oxford Half Marathon or assisting with city clean-ups. Learning to work alongside people from a wide range of backgrounds and discovering the value of contributing to society are integral parts of a St Edward’s education.
The Ar ts at St Edward’s
No other school in the country has an arts centre like The North Wall. Launched 10 years ago with the support of Richard Attenborough, George Fenton and Judi Dench, The North Wall boasts a national reputation for the quality and scope of its prolific public programme. Over 100 performances and exhibitions by talented writers, actors, dancers, directors and artists from across the UK and Europe attract 20,000 visitors a year. Daily access to a professional theatre and art gallery is illuminating and inspiring for our pupils, and a vital factor in the outstanding drama, art and dance at Teddies. Beyond the practical benefits, The North Wall provides a meaningful link with our local community which, as a city school, is a big part of our identity.
‘The North Wall is a crucial part of theatre’s wider ecology, providing a platform for cutting-edge theatre that inspires both audiences and emerging artists. Without it, Oxford wouldn’t just be the poorer, but so would the whole of British theatre.’ LYN GARDNER, JOURNALIST AND THEATRE CRITIC
The stunning Ogston Music School houses all the facilities any ambitious young musician could wish for.
The elegant wood-panelled Weston Recital Room at the heart of the building is surrounded by 20 practice rooms, seven ensemble rooms, dedicated music classrooms, the high-specification Fenton Recording Studio, a Rock Room and the Ferguson Music Library, an invaluable resource for those pursuing academic music qualifications. At Teddies, more than half of the School is engaged in music and over 450 individual lessons take place each week. Countless ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Big Band, Modern Jazz Ensemble, several Choirs and many chamber and smaller vocal groups perform a wide repertoire in School and at prestigious venues in Oxford and London.
‘Music defined my days at Teddies, from the production of West Side Story to numerous Sundays singing with the Chapel Choir. My favourite event was the annual Scholars’ Recital – despite the nerves, we all came together to create beautiful music.’ ELLA, OSE
‘The outstanding facilities in the new Ogston Music School allow our musicians to realise their potential in whatever field they choose.’ ALEX TESTER, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS
The North Wall and the Drama Department combine to offer outstanding opportunities in drama, either as part of formal studies, or as an extra-curricular pursuit. From Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle to Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret , varied and challenging school productions are complemented by an annual trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Dance Around 100 boys and girls are involved in the dazzling dance programme at St Edward’s. The annual Dance Showcase is a breathtaking extravaganza featuring everything from exquisite ballet sequences to hip-hop and acrobatic breakdance. Dance can be a lifelong passion, or simply a way to unwind at the end of a busy day. Many pupils take formal lessons in a wide range of styles; others join informal dance groups for fitness, relaxation – and fun.
Ar t and Design Art and Design are taught exceptionally well at St Edward’s, with the Departments’ ethos and atmosphere more akin to that of an art and design college than a school. Many pupils go on to further study in both disciplines but, equally, the facilities are open to pupils who simply wish to explore and experiment.
‘One of the huge benefits of St Edward’s, for me, is the creative freedom. When you have an idea or a technique you want to explore, you rarely hear the word ‘no’.’ JAMES, OSE
Spor t For many at St Edward’s, sport is a powerful, sustaining passion. Striving to be in the first Teddies girls’ crew to race at Henley Royal Regatta, for instance, or to lead an unbeaten 1st XV out onto the cherished turf of Upper 1 will take unstinting effort and commitment. Pupils are guided in these ambitions by a dedicated team of coaches, many of whom have performed or coached at an international level. For others, sport is just one part of their Teddies story – perhaps the way they relax after a concert, or a chance to switch off at the end of a busy day. The combination of our own extensive facilities, the provision at the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Gym – on school grounds with dedicated areas and times for pupils’ use – and our nearby Boat House on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames means that all levels of involvement are catered for.
Chapel Chapel is central to life at Teddies. It’s where we explore and nurture the values we hold as a community. It’s a place for everyone - somewhere to enjoy a little stillness and tranquility in the midst of a busy school day. It offers a sense of togetherness and a chance to reflect. Holy Communion is celebrated every week for those who wish to take part. “The Chapel is our spiritual home. It offers beautiful liturgy, glorious music, and thoughtful sermons. It’s a special place where we honour all those who’ve passed through the school before us and where we join our voices and our prayers to theirs.” REVD LENNON, CHAPLAIN The Chaplain offers spiritual and pastoral care to all pupils and to the whole community. There are many ways to get involved – from reading and singing to praying together and ringing the bells – and the Chaplain is always happy to discuss questions of faith or just help with a problem.
Weekends and Activities Our weekly boarding arrangements mean that pupils may choose to go home on Saturday afternoons after their commitments, but there is so much going on at weekends that around half our boarders opt to stay in School. Weekends provide time for sports fixtures, time for rehearsals, time for a change of pace, and a chance to relax with friends and discover the benefits of being at school in a great university city. Weekend activities include ice-skating, trampolining, paintballing, cinema trips, quiz nights, inflatable obstacle courses, BBQs and much, much more. Alternatively, there’s time on Sunday afternoons for the whole family to enjoy the city of Oxford – with its many eateries, outstanding architecture and beautiful walks. Beyond the weekend programme, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, the Combined Cadet Force and the Shell Enrichment programme offer endless opportunities to discover new interests and to feel a sense of accomplishment. A lively programme of trips sees the Shells in Youlbury Adventure Camp at the start of the year and in the Brecon Beacons at the end, with opportunities later in their school career for visits to Russia, France, Germany, Malawi, New York, Greece – and countless other destinations.
For further details of boarding, day and weekend arrangements, see page 61.
The annual Battle of the Bands contest in The North Wall
Former Pupils Former pupils of St Edward’s include Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame, founding Director of the National Theatre Laurence Olivier (after whom the new Olivier Hall is named), WWII heroes Douglas Bader and Guy Gibson, aviation pioneer and aircraft engineer Geoffrey de Havilland, journalist and television presenter Jon Snow, BAFTA-award-winning composer George Fenton (after whom the Fenton Recording Studio is named), and leading actors Pippa Bennett-Warner and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Former pupils have gone on to represent their country in a wide range of sports, including cricket, rowing, hockey, rugby, touch rugby and rugby sevens.
Pippa Bennett-Warner in BBC One’s autumn 2020 drama, Roadkill
Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones
Building a children’s playground in Malawi on a recent summer expedition
The St Edward’s Community ‘My parents gave me The Good Schools Guide and I chose Teddies; it has lived up to everything in the review but especially on the friendship and friendliness front.’ PUPIL QUOTED IN THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE St Edward’s pupils come from far and wide – here are a few statistics about the young people who make up our exceptionally close-knit community: • Over 200 different former schools are represented in the current pupil body • Pupils in the UK come from as far afield as Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and Sussex. • 15% are from overseas – from over 40 countries • 15% are from Greater London
• 85% are boarders • 15% are day pupils
Percentage of day pupils to boarders
Where pupils come from
Boarding and Day Arrangements
The Teddies Coach A weekly coach service collects pupils from London (South Kensington) at 6.30pm on Sunday evenings, makes one stop at Beaconsfield Services at 7.30pm, and arrives back at School by about 8.30pm. For more details, see the website.
Founded in 1863, St Edward’s is a co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 13 – 18. Weekends With 85% of our pupils boarding, a significant proportion of the community is in School at weekends. Pupils enjoy the varied weekend programme, which features everything from headline comedy acts, rock groups and DJs – often major names on the circuit – to informal BBQs, cinema trips and House dinners. The opportunity to spend Sunday afternoons relaxing with friends in the cafés, shops and cinemas of Oxford is a further and considerable attraction. The full weekend schedule may be viewed on the website or requested from the Admissions Department. Weekly and Full Boarding Boarders who prefer to spend some time at the weekend at home have a choice. They may go home on Saturday afternoon after sport or other commitments; or, if they stay in School on Saturday night to enjoy the evening’s activities, they may go home or out with their parents at any point on Sunday. Whichever option they choose, they must be back in School by 9.00pm on Sunday. ‘An exuberance of riches is on offer in the form of clubs, societies and boarders’ weekend activities.’ THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE
Leave Weekends and Exeats A formal Leave Weekend occurs in each
Half Term starting on Thursday after sport or lunchtime on Friday (depending on the term) and ending at 9.00pm on Sunday evening. Half Term weeks (Exeats) generally run from Friday at 1.00pm until 9.00pm the following Sunday. Day Pupils Day pupils are allocated rooms in Houses and are as much part of the school community as their boarding peers. ‘It’s fantastic. Teaching staff have no idea whether my son is a day boy or a boarder. I think it’s really wonderful — they are so well integrated that it makes no difference. This is unusual.’ CURRENT PARENT Day pupils may leave School at 6.30pm during the week if they have no school commitments but many choose to stay on until 9.00pm for supervised prep, extra-curricular activities or leisure time with their friends. On Saturday afternoons, day pupils go home after sport or other commitments.
Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards
Bursaries St Edward’s is committed to ensuring that as many young people as possible from all backgrounds are able to benefit from a Teddies education. Any pupil applying to St Edward’s, whether applying for a Scholarship or not, is eligible to apply for a means-tested Bursary (fee support). Applications should be made by 31st October in the year preceding entry. Scholarships and Awards St Edward’s offers Scholarships and Awards in a number of areas, with many allowing pupils to access enrichment and extension opportunities in their field of interest. Scholarships come with a fee award worth £2,000 per annum, while Exhibitions (the second level of Scholarship) and Sports and Arts Awards are worth £1,000 per annum. Please contact the Admissions Department for further information.
The following Scholarships and Awards are available:
• Academic Scholarships • Music Scholarships • Sports Awards • Arts Awards
At Shell Entry (13+), Arts Awards cover Art, Dance, Drama and Design Technology; at Sixth Form Entry (16+), they cover Art, Dance and Drama. Detailed information about each award, including the application process, closing dates, selection criteria and assessments, is available at stedwardsoxford.org under the Admissions tab. In order to ensure that all pupils, whatever their talents, are able to benefit fully from the academic opportunities at St Edward’s, the starting point for an application for a Scholarship or an Award will be an academic pre- test. Scholarships and Awards are not available for Fourth Form entry (Year 10 in the UK).
Results and Destinations Academic results at St Edward’s have been on a sharp upward trend for a decade. Just under 90% of all grades in Sixth Form exams in 2020 were achieved at A*-B at A Level or the equivalent IB score of 7-5. A*-C at A Level or Levels 4-7 in the IB A*/A at A Level or Levels 6/7 in the IB SIXTH FORM EXAMS 2013 A Levels and IB
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In the IB Diploma, 86% of all Higher Level grades were Levels 7-5.
At A Level, 88% of all grades were A*-B.
At GCSE, 61% of all grades were Levels 9-7.
Popular UK university destinations in recent years have been Bristol, Edinburgh, Durham, Manchester, Newcastle, Exeter and London (King’s, UCL and Imperial). Pupils regularly take up places at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Overseas destinations in recent years have included the Ivy League universities of Columbia and Brown; the University of California, Berkeley; Boston University; Bowdoin College, Maine; the Rhode Island and Parsons Schools of Design; New York University; and universities in Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and Holland. ‘The most pleasing outcome for me in this year’s results is the large number of pupils achieving top grades in their Sixth Form exams. 87% of all grades were A*-B at A Level or Levels 7-5 in the IB Diploma, which shows that pupils across the board have worked very hard indeed.’ STEPHEN JONES, WARDEN See comprehensive tables of A Level, IB and GCSE results, and summaries of university destinations from the last five years on the website under the Academic tab. 76
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Pupils belong to one of 13 Houses, five for girls, six for boys and two co-educational Houses, Sing’s and Cooper Lodge. Houses are either on Quad side, close to The Christie Centre, The Olivier Hall, classrooms, Chapel and The North Wall; or on Field Side, adjacent to sports pitches, tennis courts and the Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym. Houses are home to around 60 boarding and day pupils, where they are cared for by a Housemaster or Housemistress (HM), an Assistant HM, a Resident Tutor, a Matron and the House team supported by the Deputy and Assistant Heads Pastoral, the Head of Personal, Social and Health Education, the Chaplaincy Team, the Health Centre and a dedicated House Nurse. Each HM introduces his or her House at stedwardsoxford.org – look under the School Life tab. Safeguarding The safety and wellbeing of all pupils at St Edward’s are our highest priority. Each pupil is treated as an individual and the School aims to provide a secure and caring environment so that every pupil can learn and undertake educational activities safely and without fear of harm.
Fees are charged termly in advance and for 2020/21 are as follows:
As far as possible, additional charges are kept to a minimum.
Further information about fees and charges is available at stedwardsoxford.org under the Admissions tab, or from the Bursar.
Please note that day fees include supper.
We operate a Fees in Advance scheme, details of which are also available from the Bursar at email@example.com
Admissions St Edward’s admits pupils at three entry points: approximately 140 into the Shell (Year 9), around 10 into the Fourth Form (Year 10) and some 40 into the Lower Sixth (Year 12).
Applicants for all year groups must be registered to sit the admissions tests.
Shell Entry (Year 9) – If you are looking for entry in 2021 or 2022 please contact the Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell Entry (Year 9) from September 2023 • You may visit the School at any time, but we suggest that the best time to do so is when your child is 8 or 9 years old. • Following your visit, if you think St Edward’s might be the right school for your child, we ask you to register with us. • In the Spring Term of Year 6, conditional places are offered after interview to those pupils who have visited and are registered. At this point a deposit is payable. Places are subject to eventual performance in the 13+ online adaptive test, Common Entrance or the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate.
The timeline for Shell entry is as follows:
October or November of Year 6 Children from the prep school system are asked to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test.
January of Year 8 13+ Online Test: Children applying from the outside the prep school system attend an interview and sit the online test. March of Year 8 13+ Academic Scholarship: Academic Scholarship examinations – open to all candidates.
June of Year 8 Children coming through prep school sit Common Entrance or the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate. Fourth Form Entry (Year 10) Candidates sit a 14+ online adaptive test and attend an interview in the January prior to entry. If your child is successful, a place is offered and the deposit is payable. Sixth Form (Year 12) Candidates sit an online adaptive test and attend formal interviews in the November prior to entry. Sixth Form candidates are expected to achieve at least six 9 – 6 grades in their GCSEs or equivalent. Public Transpor t In addition to the Teddies Coach service (see page 61), St Edward’s benefits from excellent transport links to London and beyond. Heathrow and Birmingham Airports are within an hour, and central London an hour and a quarter. Oxford Central and Oxford Parkway train stations serve London Paddington and London Marylebone approximately every 30 minutes and connect with all national routes. The Oxford Tube bus route runs efficient and comfortable services to London and surrounding areas. Place are offered on 1st December and are secured by paying a deposit.
1.40 – 2.00 Academic Time 1.30 – 2.20 Chapel Choir
1.00 Senior Dance 1.40 – 2.00 Academic Time 1.30 – 2.20 Senior Chamber Music/ Theory 1.30 – 3.00 Shell Games 2.30 – 4.30 Games And Fixtures 3.30 Shell Tea 4.00 – 5.15 Shell Activities
2.30 – 3.25 Period 5 3.30 – 4.25 Period 6
2.30 – 6.00 Games And Fixtures
5.30 – 7.00 Protected Prep
5.00 – 6.30 Friday At Five Concerts 5.00 – 6.00 Match Practices 5.00 – 6.30 Dance (Group) 5.00 – 6.30 Societies 5.00– 6.30 Drama Rehearsals
5.45 – 7.00 Supperr
7.30 – 9.30 Sub-Warden’s Detention 7.30 Lower School Activities 8.30 – 9.45 Lower Sixth Social
7.30 – 9.00 Prep 7.00
7.00 – 9.00 Prep 7.00 – 9.00 Play Rehearsals
Big Band/Lower School Close Harmony Senior Societies Evening Prayer
Find out more Teddies TV Tune in to Teddies TV via the website to gain more insight into life at St Edward’s. Videos covering a range of school activities are available – the academic programme, our Edinburgh Festival productions and many other sporting and cultural occasions.
Podcasts Listen to Teddies Talks via Spotify, Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts for more insight into school life.
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