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

Delightful Dancer

     Congratulations to Tanishka, Year 1, who participated in the International Dance day at Preston College,  conducted by her Guru Dr Swafhi Raut. Tanishka performed a piece about Lord Krishna and was absolutely wonderful! Dancers in action during the show Swati Dance Company celebrates International Dance Day at Preston’s College, Fulwood

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Amazing Maisie! Maisie, from Year 1,  raised over £205 for St Catherine’s Hospice, by taking part in 5k UCLan Colour Fun 2017 on Saturday 6th May.  She was very excited to raise money by taking part in the event. The run was great fun, it was brilliant for kids. During the run, everyone’s spirits were […]

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Biathle Beginner

OPEN WATER BIATHLE   Lucy, from Year 4, took park in her first Open Water Biathle last week in the Lake District.   For those of you not in the know a Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run competition open to competitors of all ages from seven to seventy! The competition consists of a pack start followed […]

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