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 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.


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

Trip to the House of Parliament

YEAR 5 & 6 HEAD TO LONDON   The trip to the Houses of Parliament was a huge success. Year 5 and 6 pupils, along with their teachers travelled to Euston Station ready to jump on the tube to Embankment.                                      At street level we were greeted by a fabulous view across the Thames River […]

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Christmas Lights Switch On

CHRISTMAS COMES TO ST PIUS! Well, it’s official – Christmas is here!  Heralded by the switch on of our Christmas lights we begin the countdown to the big day.   https://youtu.be/yZowYuujNTI   We held a brief, but tuneful, ceremony in which Mr Stout led parents and children with some Christmas carols and songs. Two Year […]

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On Thursday 30th November the Juniors travelled to The Palace Theatre, Manchester to watch the West End Show “NATIVITY – THE MUSICAL” They were soon singing along and itching to join in the dancing – the children were extremely well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  

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