Background and History of the School

St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School was founded in 1955 by a group of Preston businessmen to provide the best in private education.  It is owned by CPS (Preston) Ltd as a non-profit making charitable trust administered by a board of governors, and welcomes boys and girls from all backgrounds between the ages of 2-11.

The School is recognised by the Department for Education, belongs to the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference, is under the auspice of the Lancaster Diocese, and evaluated by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.  The Headmaster is also member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools.

The school has recently been awarded:

Winner of the Health and Wellbeing Award & Highly Commended School of the Year

Lancashire Post Education Awards 2019

Recognised Leaders in Catholic Early Years & Junior Education

Private Education and Development Awards 2019

Gold Standard Beacon Status School

SMSC Quality Mark Awards 2019

Preparatory School of the Year

iStudy Education Awards 2018-2019

Highly Commended Community Outreach

Independent Parent Awards 2018



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