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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At Runnymede St Edward’s, we believe that learning goes beyond the classroom and so we provide a broad range of activities designed to develop confidence and self esteem. 

Venturing out

During the course of the year, all classes will be involved in school trips. Each year group has 3 trips a year. For example,Nursery and Reception Stockley Farm Christmas Experience, Victorian themed days at Styal Mill and Norton Priory, a Roman Experience at Chester, coastal field study of Llandudno and orchestral concerts at the Philharmonic Hall for Early Years and Upper Juniors. 
Year 5 children spend three days at Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden where they have the opportunity to be introduced to archery, orienteering, a mini-caving system and various adventure activities. This is often the first time children have spent time away from home on their own – we understand this and fully support the children . Year 6 pupils spend a week on an Outward Bound, residential course at Patterdale Hall, Cumbria aimed at covering as wide a range of activities as possible, giving the children confidence, self-esteem and independence.

We also have a number of specialist companies who are invited into the school to support the curriculum, for example: The Kinetic Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre, Maths Plays and ‘Hohodza Band from Zimbabwe. Solvieg the Viking and Lucy the Tudor are annual visitors to Years 3 and 4.

Over the year, we offer 24 different clubs to match the interests of all our children. These clubs are very popular with the children and take place during lunchtime and after school.

Music and Drama

Many children take advantage of the full range of on site instrumental tuition offered by peripatetic staff. Indeed, the Music department is regularly used as an examination centre by Royal Schools of Music examiners. In addition, the descant recorder is routinely taught to all children from Year 2 in music lessons. Drama is very popular with many pupils. Ms Parsons has many years experience and offers drama to children after school. Pupils successfully prepare for LAMDA assessments and also take part in the Liverpool Festival of Music and Drama. 


As part of our Catholic School ethos and to develop children’s moral and social perspective, we give a high priority to working with charities and supporting community projects and initiatives. Money is raised for the Nugent Care Society and our Sister school, Blessed Tansi Model school in Bo, Sierra Leone. We also support a variety of good causes locally, nationally and internationally.

Festivals and Celebrations

Celebrations are an essential part of life for people of every age and faith. The cycle of a year and the span of a lifetime are marked by rituals, when people gather to celebrate with their friends.

Rejoicing and celebrating help all of us to reach into the heart of life and to realise the deepest meaning of what is happening here. They keep before us what is important in life: its joys, difficulties, sorrows and successes. Celebration is an opportunity to experience joy and also to come to terms with sadness and difficulty in order to feel joy again. Our understanding is heightened so that we are able to get back to living with renewed vision and hope.
At Runnymede, as we explore the topics in 'Come and See', we have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith.To read further please see the Religious Education section of the website.



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

Tel: 0151 281 2300    Fax: 0151 281 4900