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.


Open Mornings

We regularly hold open mornings to enable prospective families to visit our school, find out more about us and see how we work. These mornings are held during the week and also occasionally at the weekend. Our doors, however, are always open for existing and prospective parents to visit us and experience personally the unique atmosphere which makes St Ives School so special.


Every day at St Ives is an open day, with bespoke tours available on request!  If you would prefer to book a personal tour outside of one of our Open Mornings please click here to enquire. 




Upcoming Open Mornings: (9.30-11.30am) 

If you would like to attend one of our Open Mornings we would be delighted to welcome you, please email to notify us and we will look forward to meeting you on the day.  

Taster days

If preferred, we are also happy to arrange individual taster days which give children a chance to experience life at St Ives. Please note, however, that our taster days do not include an assessment.

Welcome Wednesdays

We are glad to offer weekly informal 'drop-in' sessions (10:00 - 12:00pm) during term time only for parents to visit the school. No appointment is necessary but if there is a staff member you would particularly like to speak to please do email in advance.

To arrange a visit or to request further information please contact the registrar on 01428 643734 or email


The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

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