Runnymede St Edward's 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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Welcome to Runnymede

‘All-Through’ Academy Proposal

Update - April 2017:

In September 2016 St Edward’s College and Runnymede St Edward’s School announced a consultation upon becoming an ‘All-Through Academy’, for pupils aged 4-18, which would involve the taking over by St Edward’s College of the current Runnymede St Edward’s independent preparatory school, with which St Edward's College shares its campus.

Following this consultation, the governors decided to submit a formal application and business plan to the Department for Education, in the hope that this would be swiftly assessed and the new ‘All-Through’ Academy be established from September 2017. The application enjoyed the support of the Governors of Runnymede St Edward’s School, Liverpool Education Authority, the Archdiocese of Liverpool, and the local Member of Parliament, Stephen Twigg MP.

Following the submission of the application, the College has been in dialogue several times with the DFE over various points of clarification they have sought, and the Principal and two governors met with the Minister for Schools, Lord Nash, at the Department for Education.

Regrettably no answer has been forthcoming from the DFE, and now that the General Election has been called no answer will be forthcoming until the electoral process is complete and the ministerial posts in the DFE occupied once more.

The proposal for September 2017 is therefore now unfeasible, and Runnymede St Edward’s School will continue to operate as an independent school.
At this point the proposal remains on the table for September 2018.

Please click here to view the Consultation Paper.


Introduction to our school

Runnymede St Edward's is an Independent Catholic Primary School for boys and girls aged 3-11 years, welcoming children of all faiths.

The school is built on the tradition of our founders, the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Based on their vision, Runnymede is a place in which individuals can develop fully, contributing as happy and caring members of a school community. Children’s unique talents are valued, and they learn to live as well-mannered, self-disciplined and confident individuals.

Located in Sandfield Park, West Derby, Liverpool, Runnymede has a long tradition of providing an outstanding all-round education. The school holds and excellent academic record and we are proud of our musical and sporting tradition.

We are the Choir School for junior Choristers of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King in Liverpool.

We have limited places available in various year groups - please contact admissions for details.

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

Tel: 0151 281 2300    Fax: 0151 281 4900