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.


Pastoral Care

At St Ives we are extremely proud of our reputation for providing outstanding pastoral care. Every child that comes through our doors is considered unique and we tailor our approach to their education accordingly. We encourage them to develop their talents and interests and grow as people. Pupils leave us as motivated, confident individuals with a strong sense of who they are. Feedback from the schools that our pupils have moved on to further reinforces the work we do in terms of pastoral care, and we are always gratified to hear how grounded, sensible and well balanced they find St Ives pupils to be in comparison to their peers.

PSRE (Personal, Social and Religious Education) is taught throughout the school from Nursery through to Year 6 and covers a broad range of topics from religion, diversity and respect to coping with change, bullying and mental health.

We operate an open-door policy and both parents and pupils are encouraged to come and talk to staff about any pastoral concerns they may have. Each child has a dedicated form tutor who they are also able to talk to and pastoral meetings are held on a weekly basis to ensure that no issue, however small, slips through the net.

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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