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.


Scholarship Awards and Bursaries

School Scholarships

At St Ives, scholarships are awarded to pupils, from within and outside of the school, who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and/or a particular talent and enthusiasm in art, drama, music or sport. The number of school scholarships awarded each year is at the discretion of the Governors and the Head. 

We hold Assessment Days during the Spring term, when children are invited in to spend a day with us to be informally assessed for a scholarship.

Our Assessment Days take place on:

Monday 29  January – 7+ Entry (Arts/Sports/Academic)

Tuesday 30 January –  7+ Entry (Arts/Sports/Academic)

Monday 5 March - 7+ Entry (Arts/Sports/Academic)

Tuesday 6 March - 7+ (Arts/Sports/Academic)



A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available to be offered to those children whose families experience difficulty paying the full annual fees. Applicants will be required to complete a Bursary Application Form, following which a decision will be made by the Governors. All applications are treated with utmost discretion at all times.

For further information on scholarships and bursaries, please contact our Registrar on 01428 647541 or email

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