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St Cedd's School

St Cedd's School

178a New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AR, Essex

01245 392810



St Cedd's School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1931
Head Mr Matthew Clarke
Date Appointed September 2018
Co-ed Age Range 3-11 years
Number of pupils 400
Number of boys 200
Number of girls 200
Day fees per annum £3,490 - £4,470 per term
Average Class Size 23; maximum 24
Associations ISC

St Cedd's School is a co-educational 3-11 Charitable Trust School offering pupils the opportunity to aspire and achieve in a caring environment that nurtures talent and supports individual endeavour. This is a school in which every child matters. We value and celebrate their many diverse talents and qualities and the grounded confidence the pupils develop results in great personal achievement.

Individual Pupil Progress

The progress of pupils, of all abilities, throughout the school is rapid. Our standardised assessment results and 11+ scores far exceed national averages and annually we celebrate an unrivalled success rate to selective grammar and independent senior schools with an impressive track record of scholarship awards. This level of achievement is significant given that the school is academically non-selective. Assessments on entry are designed to capture the strengths and areas for development of each child so that the education is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Centre of Excellence

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) placed St Cedd's School at the top level in every category of inspection in March 2022 which places the school amongst the very best 3-11 preparatory schools in the country. The accolade confirms what we witness every day: high academic achievement, outstanding records of attainment in music, an inclusive sporting ethos and successes at national tournaments, a sense of purpose and ambition that shows itself in the attitude and actions of the pupils and staff, and a very effective pastoral care system.

In December 2021, the academic excellence of the school, and our provision for the most able, was recognised by the National Association for Able Children in Education through the reaccreditation of our NACE Challenge Award.

Broad and Balanced Curriculum

With over 80 clubs and activities to choose from, extra-curricular opportunities are balanced with a firm focus on academic work. This synergy supports the development of confident, self-assured pupils ready for the challenges ahead. PE, music, art, French and science are taught by specialists with the teaching of PE, music and French starting in the Pre-School. Acknowledging the breadth of talents of pupils is an important aspect of life at St Cedd's School. To this end, our baccalaureate-style Year 6 curriculum, HOLDFAST, leads to awards in recognition of 'Holistic Opportunities to Learn and Develop, Furthering Achievement, Service and Talent'.

As a member of the Choir Schools Association our Choristers sing in the Cathedral Choir and the Junior and Senior Chamber Choirs sing at Evensong in Chelmsford Cathedral.

Nurturing the Future

For over 90 years, boys and girls at St Cedd's School have been enjoying a quality of education that is among the very best you will find. We provide the best start in our vibrant Pre-School where the children thrive in a colourful and nurturing environment that widens their horizons and instils in them a love of learning.

Breakfast Club operates from 7:30am-8:00am and a wrap-around care programme is open until 6:00pm. Fees include curriculum-linked extra-curricular activities, lunch and the majority of after-school clubs.

To attend an open day or to arrange an individual tour, please contact our Admissions Registrar on 01245 392810 or email admissions@stcedds.org.uk.