Basic Information & Location
St. Edward’s School (known colloquially as “Teddies”) is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school for children aged 13 — 18 on Woodstock Road in the north of Oxford, England.
St Edward’s is a School which is inspirational for its pupils and looks to nurture each individual as a member of the community. It is a School which offers a rich extra-curricular provision, giving opportunities for every child to find his or her niche, experience success and develop within them the confidence, ambition and social awareness to face a future lifetime of achievement and service.
Alongside the usual nine or ten subjects at IGCSE / GCSE, PE, DT and drama, students also take Latin or classical civilisation and Greek. Biology and art and design are also quite popular and successful at A level. At the moment, 15 per cent of students receive learning support, mainly for mild dyslexia. Learning support is based on strategies, including use of smart phone and ICT. IGCSEs have recently been introduced, whereas IB has been extended. However, the most popular approach is metacognition which allows children to develop intellect, to reason, question and enquire.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is regarded as excellent by the parents. Cohesive boarding houses provide welcome support and foster inter-year friendships. St Edward’s is very severe when it comes to smoking, alcohol and drugs.
The School has fabulous facilities, outdoor courts, cricket pitches and a new cricket pavilion, a nine-hole golf course, a boat house. Indoors include a greatly equipped leisure centre, a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, indoor tennis courts and fitness and dance studios. The school’s cricket team is undefeated, while the girls’ senior hockey team have been county champions for the last seven years.