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.


Where Next?


St Ives is a truly independent school and prides itself on preparing the girls for a wide range of senior schools, both locally and beyond. Typically these include local popular choices such as Guildford High School, Cranleigh School, Priors' Field, St Catherine’s, The Royal, Tormead and Dunhurst. Further afield our girls have gone to Queenswood, Rodean and Sherborne.

Senior school scholarships are often awarded to girls at St Ives and we are always delighted by the positive feedback we receive about our girls and how well they are prepared for life at senior school. 

"Girls from St Ives are true all rounders. They prove to be an asset to any school they join as they are superbly prepared for senior school". Fiona Boulton, Head Teacher of Guildford High School

"St Ives girls are always a presence in our entrance cohort at 11+. They are very well prepared for this academically selective environment, bring warmth and a strong sense of personal responsibility to their new School, and contribute hugely to our wide extra-curricular programme. They go on hold positions of authority in the School and proceed to some of the top universities in the country. We are proud of our long association with St Ives". Alice Phillips, Headmistress of St Catherine's School

Destination  September 2016 September 2015  September 2014 September 2013 September 2012
Guildford High School  37%  7% 8% 22% 15%
St Catherine's School, Bramley          9%  14% 42% 17% 27%
Seaford College  9%     4%  
Prior's Field School  27%  14% 18% 26% 14%
Tormead School     8% 9% 4%
King Edward's School       4%  
Cranleigh School       4%  
Eggar's School       8%  
The Royal School  18%  7% 8%   32%
Churcher's College    37%     4%
Lavant House         4%
Sherborne       4%  
Midhurst Rother College      16%    
Queenswood, Hatfield    7%      
Roedean    7%      
Midhurst Rother College    7%      



At St Ives we have a strong reputation for preparing our pupils thoroughly and successfully for entrance to their first choice of next stage school. Our year 2 boys are no exception to this and we have in place a rigorous and detailed programme designed to ensure that all our year 2 boys are fully prepared and completely ready for both the preparatory school entrance exam and the change of life they will find once they start in their new school in Year 3.

As a result of building relationships with a range of prep schools in our area, we know what these schools are looking for from our boys. It is this collaboration that forms the backbone of our work in ensuring that St Ives boys meet and exceed each criteria they set, and offering them solid and reliable preparation for the next stage of their academic careers.


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