Registration now open for places in our Reception Class for September 2017


Outstanding Results

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Welcome to St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School

St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School and Oak House Nursery is an outstanding Independent Catholic preparatory school in Preston, with an excellent reputation for academic achievement.

We are a family, where everyone is welcomed, respected and cared for. We aim to instil in each child a positive attitude to learning and a desire to face challenge with enjoyment. We will nurture an attitude of respect towards all people and celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

We are very proud of all our pupils, and every year we are particularly proud of their successes as they leave our school at Year 6. In 2016 11 of our pupils who sat the exams for Grammar Schools, were successful in gaining entry. Two were offered scholarships to local Independent Schools. 100% of our Year 6 children successfully gained places in the Independent School of their choice.


Academic Excellence

Our 2016 SATs results show that 93% of our children achieved the national pass rate or above; compared to the national average of 57%.

We hope that you will get a taste of our warm, friendly and family environment by browsing our website. Please do not hesitate to contact school direct for more information or for an informal visit.

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Our Background

St Pius X Preparatory School was founded in 1955 by a group of Catholic Preston businessmen, to provide the best in private education. It is owned by CPS (Preston) Ltd, and is a non-profit making charitable trust, administered by a board of governors.

It is a co-educational Catholic Preparatory school welcoming children of all religions, between the ages of 2 to 11. The head is a member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and is recognised by the Department of Education and Employment.

“When pupils leave the school they are extremely well-rounded individuals with a strong understanding of their responsibilities to others and the impact of their actions. Pupils are emotionally mature for their age, including those with special needs.” (ISI Inspection 2016)

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Latest News

National Science Week

  Last weekend all the children from Y1-6 had to design a poster for a competition run by the British Science Association. The theme for the poster was ‘Change’ and they had to show whatever type of change they liked that linked with Science in some way. There were examples such as changing state, life cycles, […]

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Swimming News

  On Monday 7 swimmers took part in the Preston Schools Swimming competition.  On arrival the the atmosphere was electric and the swimmers were composed and focused ready for their important races. Within the Preston area there are 6 divisions. St.Pius finished 3rd in the 2nd division – a fantastic achievement considering competition was fierce. […]

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Spotty Fairies!

    This week in Reception our fairies caught chicken pox! The children thought of their own ideas to help our fairies get better. Some children wrote and made them beautiful get well soon cards. Some children decided to make them magical medicines. They decided on the ingredients, designed the bottle and wrote the labels […]

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