Beyond St James Prep School

“The school focused on a set of schools that were a good fit for my daughter and were super supportive.”

– St James Parent

St James Preparatory School is part of the family of St James Schools. The Senior Girls’ School shares the Prep School site in London and the Senior Boys’ School enjoys 33 acres in Ashford, Surrey. 

The happiness and wellbeing of all has underpinned the ethos of St James Schools since its foundation in 1975. Our three schools maintain that an all-rounded, balanced education is better for children and that academic success, creative development and spiritual thinking are not mutually exclusive.

Because of this shared ethos, many parents greatly appreciate the option for their child to continue to St James Schools for an all-through education, and all Prep pupils receive offers to our Senior Schools.

We also recognise that continuing to our Senior Schools is not the preferred option for all parents. Our approach to the 11+ programme is rigorous to ensure that all doors are open for all our pupils, whichever path they choose to take. We are also entirely independent when advising parents on the best secondary schools for pupils and only consider the schools that will best suit a child’s interests and abilities.

Our pupils receive many offers from prestigious London schools.


Our most recent destinations include schools such as: 


School Destinations 2024Additional Offers Scholarships
St James Senior Boys’ School291
St James Senior Girls’ School1623
James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS)1
Kew House School4
Maida Vale School15
Latymer Upper School2
Notting Hill and Ealing High School11
City of London School for Boys1
Godolphin and Latymer1
St Benedict’s School2
Wetherby Senior School2

Where next?

The Pause

At St James, we feel it is important to introduce our pupils to stillness and allow them to discover how to be inwardly free and deeply at ease within themselves. A short period of 5-10 minutes at the beginning and middle of every day is allocated to quietude in which pupils may meditate, contemplate or simply be still – according to their own spiritual inclinations.

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