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Prebendal at a Glance

While steeped in history, with its roots in the very foundations of Cathedral life, Prebendal today is a modern, inclusive and forward-thinking school in the heart of the city. One of the first co-educational schools in the country, we welcomes boys and girls aged 3 – 13 years. Small classes, individual attention and a secure, caring environment with a family feel gives every child the opportunity to achieve their best potential, academically and in the development of their character and values.

Although we are a Church of England school and the Cathedral Choir School, faith is neither a prerequisite nor a barrier to joining our school community. We celebrate diversity and welcome students of all faiths.

‘One of the best value private schools.’  - The Telegraph Jan 2020

Prebendal families come from wide range of backgrounds. Our fees are competitive, but nevertheless we are aware that, for some parents, investing in their child’s education is a commitment that they have to work hard to maintain. In turn, we offer a monthly payment plan, a sibling discount and a discount for previous pupils. Non-elitist and with a range of scholarships and bursaries available, we also offer wraparound care and full boarding facilities. Parking is available, making it as easy as possible for working parents to drop-off and collect, and our Pelicans Nursery opens from 7am – 7pm.

The common denominator in all our families, irrespective of income or status, is the desire to give their children the very best opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Skills and talents

Music, sport and drama are areas in which our pupils excel. Led by experienced and accomplished teachers, pupils with particular talents will benefit from the School’s expert tuition and talent-nurturing ethos.

In 2020, our Year 8 pupils beat all previous records and achieved a fantastic 82% award level in a range of disciplines.

A vibrant and dynamic school with a big heart, Prebendal inspires effort, aspiration and excellence. Come and visit us to discover what we can offer your child.