A Special Atmosphere and Sense of Family

Our school nurtures each child's unique talents and gifts.

Top Class Results

We are ranked 18th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools
(November 2017)

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

- Aristotle


Dedicated Teaching and Nursery Staff

Staff are commuted to providing an extremely happy, caring and purposeful environment.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

The school has an extensive range of sports clubs, including swimming, hockey, ski-ing and running.

Preparing Our Children for Future Years

Children successfully gain places at both Grammar and Independent Schools.

Excellent Pastoral Care

Teachers form strong bonds with children and work together to promote high standards of behaviour and courtesy.

Nurturing Musicians of the Future

All children get the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.

Reading to Learn.  Learning for Life

Our modern, spacious, interactive library helps promote a love of reading.

Vibrant Classrooms

Teaching in the EYFS is enthusiastic, creative and energetic.

Outstanding Results

Why not come to the school and take a tour around our facilities and grounds.


Educational Trips and Residentials

Educational visits and enrichment activities develop the pupils' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world they live in.


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

Netballers on Tour!

Last week, 15 of our keen netball players embarked on a 3 day tour to York.   With suitcases packed the girls were ready for a fun-filled trip away from home. First stop was Terrington Prep School to play the first match of the tour.  The A team proved dominant and came out victorious winning […]

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Mum in a million!

On Tuesday 13th March, Little Acorns celebrated all the special ladies in their lives with a lovely Mother’s Day breakfast.                                                             We hope all the Mummy’s at […]

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Ahoy me hearties!

Last week, Reception had a big shock! Captain Stinker the Pirate kidnapped our Kindness Elves from the classroom. He set us different challenges all week in order to get our precious elves back. We have learnt all about money searching for Captain Stinker’s treasure and we made our own Wanted Posters.         […]

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