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.



At St Ives we believe that languages are a life skill that enrich the curriculum in many ways.

As well as creating an awareness of a different culture, the skills, knowledge and understanding gained by studying another language make a significant contribution to the development of children’s oracy, literacy and to the understanding of their own culture.

At St Ives French is taught from Nursery to Year 6 and Spanish is taught from Year 3 to Year 6. We also offer an after school Italian club. All lessons are taught by subject specialists who use games, songs, rhymes and role-playing to make learning a language fun and engaging.  In Pre-Prep language learning is most oral and we focus on listening and speaking skills. From Year 3 onwards pupils begin to develop their reading skills and more focus in placed on the written form of the language.

To enhance the language curriculum further we also offer a number of excursions including theatre and cinema trips. Every two years the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to spend a week in France. Pupils take part in a wide range of exciting activities designed to help them to practice the language, gain a deeper cultural understanding and most importantly have fun!

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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