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About Felsted

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Felsted was named ‘Boarding School of the Year’ by the prestigious Times Educational Supplement and it’s easy to see why. 

Our beautiful 90-acre countryside campus is the setting for an education for day pupils as well as our boarders that is exciting and inspiring. We embrace modern teaching methods and technology while celebrating the traditions of our 460+ year history too. All this is just an hour away from both London and Cambridge, and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport.

At Felsted, pupils aged four to 18 have everything they need to grow and thrive.

Classes are small throughout the school and every pupil is treated as an individual, encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, discover new interests and build on their passions.

From our youngest Felstedians in the Prep School starting on their learning journey, to our Sixth Form students in the Senior School who are busy studying at either A Level or the successful International Baccalaureate programme, every child has the space to grow and thrive so that they can go out into the world and make a difference.

Felsted produces self starting, entrepreneurial and independent spirits - characteristics that are immediately evident among the ambitious, self motivated and self aware pupils, who have some of the healthiest can-do attitudes we’ve seen.

The Good School's Guide

A Broad education

Our education is broad, inclusive, inspiring and considered. Absorbing knowledge is of no use to our students if they do not have the skills and sensitivities to apply it in real-world situations, so there is an all-pervading emphasis across both the academic and co-curricular programme on developing the personal attributes and characteristics that will enable each student to make an active contribution to society and to find fulfilment in life.

Along the way, they discover their own strengths as well as talents and interests that often become life-long passions. Whether the arts, sports, adventure and leadership, or perhaps debating or engineering, there are infinite opportunities for students to grow through participation in all Felsted has to offer.

This happens under the guidance of teaching and non-teaching staff who are dedicated to supporting young people as they discover their own characters and what fascinates and drives them. Resilience, self-belief and integrity, as well as understanding and respect for others are key, as is the skill and joy of working together towards meaningful achievements.

Felsted Family

Our students are forever Felstedians. The strength of the school is its community, with parents, staff and Governors all being key parts of the Felsted Family, as well as our students, who are encouraged to contribute to the Felsted network after they have finished at the school.


A bit more about the school

A Global Approach to Learning

With over 30 nationalities represented at Felsted, Internationalism is woven through the curriculum and culture of the school. Felsted is also a member of the Round Square organisation.

Top Higher Education and Careers Programme

Whether it's a desired place at a UK or overseas university, an apprenticship opportunity or pathway directly into the world of work, our dedicated professional guidance department help prepare students for their next steps.

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Outstanding facilities

Spacious playing fields, an indoor swimming pool, Astroturf pitches, sports halls, a gym, squash, netball and tennis courts, a state-of-the art Music School, performing arts studio and theatre space are among the facilities found on campus.

Pupil wellbeing at its heart

As well as a medical centre, Felsted has a purpose built wellbeing centre where pupils can go for space, reflection and advice from our trained staff. A network of support is also available to them from house parents, tutors, teachers, matron, chaplain, and peer counsellors.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Respect for others is key to the school’s culture and the school is committed to recognising and removing any barriers to individuals’ participation on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

Making a Difference

From charity fundraising and volunteering, to community outreach and caring for the environment, it's our aim that every pupil leaves Felsted with a sense of responsibility to go out in the world and make a difference.


Garde Ta Foy or ‘Keep Your Faith’

Our motto and guiding principle. It influences all that we strive to do personally, as educators and for your child. Garde Ta Foy encourages us to reflect on what Faith really is, what we stand for, and on what foundations we base our values.  

Life can be challenging and having a strong foundation from values that will guide us in how we behave, and how we relate to others has never been so important.  

The History of Felsted School