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St. Edward's Oxford

School rating 4 / 5 by

Woodstock Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX2 7NN United Kingdom
8th to Sixth Form
8th to Sixth Form


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St. Edwards (teddies) is a great school academically, catering well for all abilities. There is everything you would want from a school including streaming, extra lessons for those who need it and constructive feedback. The option to choose between Alevels and IB has also given pupils more choice, allowing those who want to maintain breadth an opportunity to do so. Another one if its strengths is the 'value added' side, with oxbridge preparation being good and many societies and clubs aimed at increasing knowledge beyond the syllabus. Class sizes are 15-20 up until 6th form, when they decrease to a size depending on which subject etc. The atmosphere is probably more relaxed than some of the other 'hot house' schools, or when I was there it was, I think it may have changed. The workload was reasonable, with several preps a night, that can usually be completed in the allotted time for prep in the evening. If teddies pupils were to leave with any skills in particular, I would say it would be a breadth to their education which would be almost impossible to achieve elsewhere.

College Counseling

There is a department for careers and university admissions, which holds various talks throughout the....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Many of the boys at teddies went to the dragon, but I don't think it....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Quality of life is definitely a strong point for teddies, especially when compared with other public schools. I personally loved every minute of it. It has a close knit feel, and I'd say I recognised almost everyone in the school. The boarding houses are great, with all the years socialising together. Its set in North Oxford, which is a very wealthy area and quite close to the city, so its a good location for a school. As far as the pastoral system goes, your housemaster and matron would be your first contacts, but then you'd also have your tutor and....

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