"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"

- Pupil


About Us

St Ives is an exceptional prep school for boys and girls aged 2-11, set in 8 acres of beautiful parkland just a short drive from Haslemere High Street.

At St Ives, we believe education should be relevant, interesting, stimulating, engaging, and above all, fun! Learning can take place anywhere, in and out of the classroom, so we seize every opportunity to develop the children's love of learning. We have specialist subject teachers and small class sizes to ensure that our pupils can thrive in lessons. Our aim is for every child to leave St Ives at the end of the day feeling that today really was the best day ever.

We have an outstanding record of pupils achieving their first-choice entry of senior schools, with many scholarships awarded annually. In 2022, every child in Year 6 was accepted into the school of their choice, with 70% receiving scholarships to prestigious independent schools such as Guildford High School, Churcher's College, St Catherine's School, Frensham Heights and Prior’s Field School.

There is no real secret to our success – we know that the combination of small class sizes, dedicated staff and excellent pastoral care is key to giving our children the safe and stable environment they need to grow and flourish.  We place the wellbeing of our children at the heart of every decision we make and this has been recognised nationally at the Independent School of the Year Awards.  We have won 'Small Independent School of the Year' twice in the last four years, most recently in October 2022.  But don't just take their word for it......... the best way to get a feel for our school is to come and visit us. Join us at one of our open mornings, get stuck in at a Forest Fun Morning, or book a personal tour. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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