Runnymede St Edward's Preparatory School

Runnymede is an Independent Catholic Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 3-11 years

Part of the Edmund Rice Family, we welcome children of all faiths

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**From September 2019 we are pleased to announce that we will be offering the 15 hours Early Years Funding Grant to children aged 3 and 4. Please see Charging policy for more details (Our School > School Policies)** 


 "The quality of provision is Outstanding" Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) 2010



                                             Children are highly successful in their learning and personal

                                             development. All children learn and develop extremely well through

                                             stimulating play and valuable first-hand experiences that are

                                             specifically aimed at pupils’ individual needs ISI 2010



We know that starting Preschool is a major event in the lives of young children and we are committed to making the experience a happy one. The children in our care benefit from Outstanding Foundation Stage education, excellent facilities, and care from a warm and nurturing team of dedicated staff.

Our specialist Preschool staff are highly experienced in helping children to settle and always work in close partnership with parents. Preschool is a bright, inviting, busy and exciting place to be, with both a well-equipped indoor space and an excellent outdoor area.



                                             The highly stimulating outdoor environment gives them first-hand

                                             experiences of weather, seasons and the natural world ISI 2010


                                             A well-judged balance is maintained between adult-led and self-initiated

                                             activities which involve choosing, exploring and discovering ISI 2010


The educational focus is on structured play but includes the key first steps in reading, writing, numeracy and ICT, as well as laying the foundations for other areas of learning including languages, music and the world we live in.  Right from this early stage, we recognise the vital part which the Preschool plays in preparing girls and boys for the learning to come.  Children in the Preschool enjoy being part of the wider Runnymede community and take part in school assemblies, plays and many other activities.


Children are eligible to join Preschool from the start of the first full term following their third birthday. Children will be required to attend a stay-and-play taster session during which staff will informally assess the child to identify strengths and areas for development. Following this, an offer of a place may be made. For more details please see Admission Policy.


For more information and to book a tour of our Preschool, please contact the Admissions Team on 0151 281 2300 /





Runnymede St Edward's School, North Drive, Sandfield Park, Liverpool L12 1LE.

Tel: 0151 281 2300    Fax: 0151 281 4900