Welcome to the St Andrews School website.

Investing in the future

 

In September 2013 St Andrew’s School and Rushmoor School formed an alliance.  They now work under the guidance of one Governing Body under the leadership of one Principal.  We have purchased a 40 acre site and are now actively planning for our formal merger and move to a modern, purpose-built educational setting.

 

We are very pleased to be investing in the future.   Our new site, due to open in the academic year 2021/22, will provide classrooms offering stunning views across the Ouse Valley.   The new facilities will help to ensure our pupils thrive in the STEM subjects and the countryside location will be the perfect setting for a Forest School and outside amphitheatre. 

 

Our reputation for providing outstanding sports provision for all abilities means we will make good use of the additional space to provide enviable sporting opportunities.  We will also continue to invest strongly in performing arts and the creative design arts to ensure these important subjects are accessible for all our pupils.   

 

Planning the new site is an exciting opportunity to build on our strong ethos.  With 230 years of providing excellent education and pastoral support across both schools, we know the importance of meeting each child’s individual needs.  The formal merger and move to the new site will ensure we can continue to meet those needs long into the future.

 

The plans and our new branding will be on display at our next Open Morning on Saturday 7th March 2020, 10.00 am - 12.00 midday.

 

Founded in 1896 St Andrew’s is a small Independent School with a co-educational Nursery and Junior School and a girls’ Senior School. St Andrew’s provides an education for the whole child, combining traditional values with the best of current practice.

 

St Andrew’s has flourished by providing a nurturing environment in which each child's talents are found and encouraged. Each pupil’s individuality is highly valued, fostered and developed. Pastoral care is outstanding.


Small classes are the key to success for each girl or boy in developing new skills and achieving her or his full potential. Pupils are expected to work hard, but we also know the value of fun and relaxation and pupils have many opportunities to take part in a wide range of extra activities.


St Andrew’s is a small school with high expectations and big ambitions for your child.  We hope you find this website useful and of interest in finding the right educational setting for your son or daughter. It can be no substitute, however, for a personal visit to the school, giving an insight into school life and the unique ethos of St Andrew's. Please contact the Admissions Secretary to arrange a personal tour with the Principal. 

 

We appreciate the importance you attach to selecting the best independent school for your son or daughter; childhood is something which can be experienced only once. With this in mind, and the belief that children learn best when they feel happy and secure, we aim to develop in our pupils a lifelong interest in learning - one which encompasses the full range of intellectual, cultural, artistic and sporting achievements of our society.

 

In line with Charity Commission requirements we offer bursaries and scholarships at both Rushmoor and St Andrews. New applications are welcome at both schools for the next academic year. Bursaries are means-tested whilst scholarships are awarded for sports/arts/academic.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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THIS MONTH AT ST ANDREWS SCHOOL

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Half Term: 
Mon 17th February

Half Term End: 
Fri 21st February


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LATEST NEWS
Well done to our Senior girls who represented us so well in the recent ISA London North competition. Our winners Aimee and Amelia will have their work entered into the National finals after half term!
Well done to our Senior girls who represented us so well in the recent ISA London North competition. Our winners Aimee and Amelia will have their work entered into the National finals after half term!
The Year 7&8 girls were delighted today to be given a free book by Book Buzz. This is part of a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help children inspire a love of reading.
The Year 7&8 girls were delighted today to be given a free book by Book Buzz. This is part of a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help children inspire a love of reading.
Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Sixth Form will be open for tours at the School Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. The Sixth Form will be open from 10am to 1pm with students and staff available to speak to regarding the courses we offer.
Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Sixth Form will be open for tours at the School Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. The Sixth Form will be open from 10am to 1pm with students and staff available to speak to regarding the courses we offer.



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St Andrew’s was established in 1896 and has a strong reputation within Bedfordshire for providing excellent education and care for its pupils. 



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PTFA

PTFA FORTHCOMING EVENTS 

Auction of Promises Friday 15th May 7.00pm - Pavenham Golf Club

 

Supporting the school

The PTFA exists as the social and fund-raising arm of the school's activities. We organise different social events throughout the year, trying to involve as many children and parents as possible in events such as fetes, feature evenings, sporting events etc.  In the spring term of 2016 the decision was made to formally merge the St Andrew's and Rushmoor PTFA's into one group who have responsibility for organising joint and separate events for the schools partnership.

We are a group of volunteers looking to be innovative and find new ways to support the children at both schools.

Please contact the school office staff if you are interested in joining the committee or would like to help in one of our events. Your support would be very welcome. 

Gina Ciuro
Chairman, PTFA

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