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State

Gloucestershire

Number of Students

347

% A*-C at A-Level

85%

Ideal for

STEM and tradition

St Edward's School

Private Day School – Cheltenham , Gloucestershire

St Edward's School is a UK independent day school occupying an 18th century mansion. Located on the former hunting lodge of King Edward the Confessor - the only English monarch to have ever been made a saint - it educates boys and girls aged 14 and above in the Roman Catholic tradition (all faiths are welcomed). Offering the prestigious STEM programme and a wide selection of GCSE and A-Level subjects (over 20), it's no wonder St Edward's School was recently awarded an ISI Excellent in all 8 categories. International students can rest assured that they'll have strong integration support through ESL programmes (up to IELTS). 

Facilities

The stunning, 7-acre senior campus is set amidst parkland with expansive views of the Cotswold Hills. Abbot Building was recently added and features a modern refectory, a drama studio and a performance hall. 

Sports and Arts

There's an almost endless list of extracurricular activities and sports to participate in, from hockey-to-cricket-to-rounders-to-Zumba. Plus, after-school clubs such as Globetrotters, Photo, Italian, Combined Cadet Force and Debating Society are waiting to be joined. And of course, for those who enjoy performing arts, there's always drama, chapel/senior choir, chamber orchestra, plus brass and wind ensemble. 

Community Information

Foreign students love living in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham (population of 115,000). Located in West England's region of Gloucestershire, the area is known for its spectacular natural beauty at the edge of the Cotswolds Hills. This typical English city offers a wide array of outdoor pursuits, festivals and cultural events. In fact, the British steeplechase horse race, the Gold Cup, is held there each March. Famed universities of Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Birmingham are an easy, one-hour car ride away. 

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Estimated start date: beginning of September

Estimated end date: end of June/early July

Eligibility: School entrance exam required  

School Facts

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

347

Year groups accepted

10-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:10

Ideal for

STEM and tradition

ESL Programs

Yes

IB Programs

No

School Uniform

Yes

Religious Affiliation

Catholic

% A*-C at A-Level

85%

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Year Established

1987

Academic Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classic Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Textiles

Sports

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • Global Ambassadors
  • Orchestra

School Location

Partial list of university acceptances

% of students moving onto university: 90%+

Closest International Airport: Birmingham International (BHX), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR)