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St Edward's, Oxford

St Edward's, Oxford

Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN, UK

+44 (0)1865 319200



St Edward's, Oxford
School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1863
Status Private
Warden Stephen Jones
Date Appointed 2011
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18
Number of pupils 730
Day fees per annum £10,530 per term
Boarding fees per annum £13,160 per term
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Anna Fielding
Associations HMC,BSA,AGBIS,IB

St Edward's

The number of pupils choosing to study the IB at St Edward's has increased significantly in recent years. We now have an excellent balance in the Sixth Form between the IB and A Level, with candidates for both qualifications achieving equal levels of success. The School sits on a vast 100-acre estate complete with landmark new university-style academic facilities, recently-completed Music School, professional-level North Wall Arts Centre and riverside boat house - yet it is only a five minute bus ride away from one of the most famous university cities in the world.


Being so close to all the amenities and attractions of Oxford is of enormous benefit to our pupils. The city's rich architectural history and the University's global reputation for scholarship are an intoxicating combination. Venues such as the Ashmolean Museum, the Oxford Playhouse, The Museum of Modern Art and Blenheim Palace offer important learning opportunities - but also welcome distraction from the busy school day. In Oxford, pupils can attend talks and lectures by notable speakers at countless venues across the city. Pupils enjoy being part of this international cultural and intellectual community.

Sixth Form Achievements

Over the past five years, IB candidates achieved an average point score of 35. In 2020, 86% of all Higher Level grades were Levels 7-5. Each year, a number of pupils are awarded places at Oxford and Cambridge whilst the majority (around 85%) go on to top universities in Britain and overseas. Pupils are increasingly interested in studying outside the UK and we have considerable experience in this area. In recent years, pupils have gone on to study at US and Canadian universities including Dartmouth, UCLA, McGill, Northeastern and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Pupils have also been successful in their applications to universities in Hong Kong, Japan, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.

Pastoral Care

The pastoral care system at St Edward's has long been regarded as one of the school's great strengths. Underpinned by a highly effective network of relationships, the system offers distinct but interwoven levels of care. An active Overseas Pupils' Committee organises a lively calendar of events to celebrate our rich cultural diversity and to ensure that our international pupils find their niche and feel at home.

The School and the Admissions Process

St Edward's has around 730 pupils, 85% of whom board. The boy/girl split is 60%/40%. The Sixth Form has around 285 pupils, some 25% of whom are from overseas (15% overseas across the school). Entry to the Sixth Form is competitive with around 4 applicants per place. Academic and Music Scholarships are available along with further Awards in Sport, Art, Dance and Drama.

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