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 2017 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.
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.
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)
HARVEST ASSEMBLY On Monday 2nd October, Prep 3C delivered a Harvest themed assembly to support CAFOD. The children told us all about the real meaning at harvest time and allowed us to reflect on how we can help people living with little or no money and food. This was demonstrated by a huge donation of […]
WHAT HAVE WE ALL BEEN UP TO? During the summer holidays the staff of St Pius have been rather busy. The classrooms in the Junior Department have been painted….. Who will be ready first?…. Miss Buckley of course!!! The Caretakers have also been tidying the grounds…. Mr Turner […]
EYFS BASELINE ASSESSMENT Well done to our Reception children who entered the class on a 40-60 chronological age band in all areas of Learning and Development from our nursery. They have continued to achieve excellent results, above the National Average, in Literacy, Mathematics and Personal, Social and Emotional Development this year. We […]