St Aubyn's School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 in Woodford Green, Essex.
The school is situated in 8 acres of beautiful grounds with excellent facilities to support the curriculum and offers numerous co-curricular activities. The school puts emphasis on 'development of the whole child and not just the examination candidate.'
St Aubyn's School has been a thriving preparatory school since it was founded in 1884 as a single-sex boys' boarding school. In 1995, the School admitted girls for the first time and has continued to grow and thrive. From next year, it enters a new period of development and expansion by restructuring to be a 3 to 11 school.
Head Len Blom says: 'As the number of registrations at 4+ are at an all-time high, the School will expand from three to four classes in Reception from September 2023. This change in the structure will free up resources and enable us to become a four form entry school from Reception to Year 2 and then revert to three form entry at 7+, with a maximum number of 21 pupils per class.'
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The school was last inspected in May 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes St Aubyn's different?
Attain asked the school, what makes St Aubyn's different – and why should parents consider it?
It is my privilege to be the Head of one of the oldest and most established preparatory schools in the country. Throughout the School academic attainment is impressive and we are proud of our success in this area. This year 98% of our pupils gained entry into selective schools at 11+. This is a wonderful achievement when you consider that we are non-selective at the main point of entry – Nursery.
The most recent ISI inspection adjudged the children's overall achievement to be "excellent". Our strong focus on pastoral care and the individual management of pupils combines with an extraordinarily rich, varied and successful range of co–curricular activities to make this school a vibrant, outward looking and dynamic community.
Our motto from 1884 still reflects our approach to teaching and to learning today: Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter; Bravely, Faithfully, Happily. We strive for excellence and creativity in forward thinking education by ensuring that the children we send from here are not only up to the challenge but set out to challenge the world.
Leonard Blom B Ed (Hons) BA NPQH has been Headmaster since 2013.
The best way to find out more about any school is to visit. The next event for prospective parents is:
Open Day, 1st October
10am to 12 noon