St Ives pupils are going places...

My daughter knows the teachers in the school and they know her, it is friendly, warm and really knows it's stuff when it comes to child development.

Parent 2016

Really nice nurturing environment, in lovely setting. Most important is how much my daughter loves it there - so much so she often doesn't want to come home!

Parent 2016

My son, like all boys needs to get outside and be physical and the outdoor space at St Ives is an adventure park with lots of space to run and wonderful views, for him to run around in.

Parent 2016

I love St Ives so much because we learn lots and we do lots of sport and Forest School. I really enjoy everything!

Tabitha (age 9)

It is cheerful, enthusiastic, and encouraging every day I come in excited and leave wanting to carry on my lessons! I am so lucky to have this school.

Annie (age 10)

I love St Ives because of the grounds, the beautiful view and lessons.

Sophie (age 8)

St Ives School is a very smiley place and everyone is happy to come to school every day.


Pupils achievements and the quality of their learning are excellent.

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2015

I try to savour my days at St Ives as they are best school days I will ever have.


St Ives is a really exciting place to be, with so many fun activities and extra-curricular clubs so you’re never left out.


If I had to sum up St Ives in one word it would be AMAZING!


St Ives is caring and supportive, we are like a big family.


St Ives may look small but actually it is exploding with education excitement and fun, all of the teachers are inspiring in each and every lesson.


St Ives is a school which is full of opportunities to achieve great things.


About Us

At St Ives, we are justifiably proud of the way our pupils thrive in the nurturing, encouraging atmosphere of our school. We firmly believe that it is this inspiring and reassuring environment that gives children the confidence open themselves to learning, take the risk of making mistakes and learn more fully as a result.

At the core of our ethos is the precept that individuality is cherished and celebrated. Our dedicated and perceptive teaching team ensures that each pupil is appropriately challenged and progressed at a pace that is right for them. There is no real secret to our success, we know that the combination of small class sizes, dedicated staff and outstanding pastoral care is key to giving our children the stable and safe platform they need from which to grow.

Our varied curriculum allows plenty of opportunity to discover and develop each pupil’s ability and talents in Sport, Art, Music, Drama, Languages and Technology as well as reaching their full academic potential. We are privileged to have wonderful grounds and offer Forest School as part of our curriculum.

As a preparatory school, we prepare our children for their prep and senior school education. Our teachers come to know each pupil very well, enabling them to develop a clear picture of which school would be the best onward step for them in terms of academics, extracurricular teaching and ethos. We are proud of our outstanding record of guiding our pupils into their first-choice entry of next step school and of the many scholarships awarded annually to St Ives pupils.

Choosing the right education for your child is an important task and one with a wide variety of elements to take into consideration. I hope we have been able to give you a flavour St Ives and answer some of your questions. After a visit to our school you will soon discover why ‘St Ives Pupils are going places’!


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