St Benedict's School
Headmaster Joe Smith says: 'Like every excellent school, we enable boys and girls to achieve outstanding academic success, to discern their chosen career path and to gain access to top universities. St Benedict’s stands out because it goes well beyond this, by helping children to grow as people, socially, emotionally and spiritually.'
'Here, they are valued as individuals and therefore think as individuals; they discover their unique talents and interests, and develop personal qualities such as resilience, resourcefulness, empathy and imagination. They learn what they have to offer the world and attain the confidence to show principled leadership.'
Attain asked the school, what makes St Benedict's different – and why should parents consider it?
St Benedict's is London's leading independent Catholic co-educational school. Situated in leafy Ealing, it is a successful blend of the traditional and the innovative. Girls and boys aged 3 to 18 thrive in a caring, happy community, benefiting from a seamless education, inspirational teaching, and exceptional pastoral care.
St Benedict's has strong academic standards, with an emphasis on intellectual curiosity and independent learning. We are committed to supporting all children to develop their full potential, by catering for their individual needs and talents at every stage.
At St Benedict's, there is a strong focus on personal development. Our outstanding co-curricular programme builds confidence and enables pupils to excel in the things they enjoy. There is a distinguished sporting tradition and excellent Music and Drama.
We encourage principled leadership, resilience and character and promote integrity, fairness, and generosity to others – Christan values which appeal not only to Catholics but to families of other faiths and of no faith.
The Junior School and Nursery provide a supportive and vibrant environment in which to learn. Sharing excellent facilities with the Senior School helps ease the transition at 11+.
Recent developments include a new Junior School building, new Sixth Form Centre, and Art Department.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in December 2021. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Joe Smith is Headmaster of St Benedict's School.