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 2023Additional Offers Scholarships
St James Senior Boys’ School49
St James Senior Girls’ School195
Ada Lovelace School2
Ark Acton Academy1
Cardinal Vaughan1
Ecole des Roches1
Emanuel School1
Hammersmith Academy1
Holland Park School11
Kensington Park School1
Kew House1
Latymer Upper21
Notting Hill and Ealing122
St Paul’s Girls’ School1
Tower House School1
Wimbledon High School1
City of London School for Girls1
Godolphin and Latymer2
Kneller Hall1
Fulham Prep1
Cranleigh School1 (13+)

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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