We are now an official Gold Standard SMSC School - January 2019

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)

Dedicated Teaching and Nursery Staff

Staff are committed 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

Preparatory School of the Year 2018-2019

St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School is an outstanding Independent Catholic preparatory school for children aged 2-11 years,  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 toward learning and a desire to face a 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 2018 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

Nepal photos

We have received some recent photos from the school we support in Nepal.

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Primary School Premier Stars

On Tuesday Miss Buckley took five pupils from Year 4 and 5 to Preston North End to attend a Literacy Day. As part of the Primary School Premier Stars scheme, they met the author Ben Lyttleton and had a tour of the stadium. They took part in a creative write and played indoor football with […]

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Golden Merit Assembly

GOLDEN MERIT WINNERS  Here is a selection of this term’s Golden Merit Winners. Congratulations to all our Golden Merit winners.  We are extremely proud of all your hard work and effort this half term.              OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOUR CERTIFICATES  Well done to all those classes where everyone received their Outstanding Behaviour […]

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